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“We must destroy the doctor!”  2

I was thinking the other day about the different equipment I own and use to make my life easier. It was prompted by me having the four batteries in my two tracking hoists replaced, batteries which can usually be bought for around 8GBP each but which cost the company who replaced them 90GBP and cost the housing company 500GBP to have them fitted! I have one tracking hoist in the bedroom for getting on and off the bed and a second one in the bathroom for toilet and bath use. My favourite piece of equipment, though, is 4000GBP worth of motorised office chair:


It might not look like it’s worth that much, but (here’s comes the cliché) it’s priceless to me. I used to just scoot around on a stand office chair, but it was beginning to tire me out and it was getting to the stage that I couldn’t get to the door or telephone quick enough when I needed to. So, I did a bit of research, tried out a few chairs and settled on a Stannah S201.

The one I picked probably isn’t the best available, but it’s by far the best one out those I tested - for one thing it can turn around on the spot and this makes it incredibly manoeuvrable. Add to this the fact that raising and lowering the height of the seat is motorised and that it will run for three days on a full charge.

The only down side to this seemingly perfect toy is the name that some of my “friends” have called me on several occasions … “Davros”.


Davros!! yeah right! thats like Rimmer telling the girl “My friends call me…. ..Arnie ” You’ve been “Sphincter” for as long as I can remember! - tugger

Thanks very much, bumhole. - Timmargh