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    extra large wheelchair which fits in standard/small car

    I have the mother in law from hell, she is very over weight and needs a Wheelchair because of her weight. We have just had to buy her a bigger one so she has more room, about £250-£300 on amazon, it was bought on there and is insistended she needed it asap and she would not wait. Now the new one due to it being bigger won't fit through the front door or or when folded it won;t fit in the boot of the nissan the carer has either, is there a wheel chair which will fold smaller? Wondered if anyone had any experience. Mother in law now wants the front door replaced/widened and a new car just for her to go out a couple of time a week. Sigh

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    Mother in law or not, I'd tell her were to stick her wheelchair.

    Original Poster

    craigstephens

    Mother in law or not, I'd tell her were to stick her wheelchair.


    lol

    Food one side of the door M-i-L the other. When she can fit through she gets the food.
    Edited by: "Some_Bloke" 13th Jan 2015

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    Some_Bloke

    Food one side of the door M-i-L the other. When she can fit through she … Food one side of the door M-i-L the other. When she can fit through she gets the food.


    lol

    Just get a trailer with a small ramp and strap her into it.
    No hassle of taking her out of the wheelchair and stops any moaning while your driving

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    joedastudd

    Just get a trailer with a small ramp and strap her into it. No hassle of … Just get a trailer with a small ramp and strap her into it. No hassle of taking her out of the wheelchair and stops any moaning while your driving



    pmsl

    Original Poster

    I have had a look at some on ebay, which hold the weight and fold small, will have the measure car boot.

    These answers are hilarious though, feel better as well venting my frustration even to strangers arghhhhhhhhh! Can't stop laughing at these answers lol
    Edited by: "potatokid" 13th Jan 2015

    Although the m i l probably needs to lose weight and stop being a p i t a - I assume from the lack of information that the m i l is only "disabled" through aged and obesity and therefore not receiving and DLA Mobility Allowance

    Therefore widening of the doors and everything else will be at her cost. Look for WAV (wheelchair accessible vehicles) like Renault Kangoo - had one about 7 years ago though Mobility scheme - very practical - taxi firms use them.

    I have a diahatsu terios, the older, 1.3 model. easy to get in and out of because its jeep height, and about the size of a van when the back seats are down. ive moved book case, chair, table and bags all at the same time. very cheap to buy, and runs on the word petrol!!! my mums got a 1l vaxhall corsa thats more expensive to run, and less comfortable.

    otherwise yeah, chair on one side food on t'other. We've a few like her in our family too!!!

    ask the red cross they loan stuff like that

    You'll need one of these, too:


    http://www.signstoyou.com/signs/previewimages/high-caution-wide-load-magnet-4282.png

    Original Poster

    I am afriad it is my cost not hers as she won't pay for anything, thanks for all the answers and some car options, I hope it doesn't get to that though, I'm going to be pennyless.

    potatokid

    I am afriad it is my cost not hers as she won't pay for anything, thanks … I am afriad it is my cost not hers as she won't pay for anything, thanks for all the answers and some car options, I hope it doesn't get to that though, I'm going to be pennyless.



    I'm sure I am going to regret asking, but why is it at your cost? How does she have no money?

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    moneysavingkitten

    I'm sure I am going to regret asking, but why is it at your cost? How … I'm sure I am going to regret asking, but why is it at your cost? How does she have no money?



    She refuses to spend her money and wants us to spend ours, if we don't agree she gives random people off the street thousands of pounds for something that costs £100 to punish us or says she would rather die then keep living like she does, she's just had the third lot of building works/renovation done, and has a retirement flat she's moved out of we'll lose 10k on that when we sell it. She's my mother in law as well so I don't get any say, owed about £14k in tesco food shopping delivered to her door. I order tesco own make and items on offer she buys whole salmon.

    potatokid

    She refuses to spend her money and wants us to spend ours, if we don't … She refuses to spend her money and wants us to spend ours, if we don't agree she gives random people off the street thousands of pounds for something that costs £100 to punish us or says she would rather die then keep living like she does, she's just had the third lot of building works/renovation done, and has a retirement flat she's moved out of we'll lose 10k on that when we sell it. She's my mother in law as well so I don't get any say, owed about £14k in tesco food shopping delivered to her door. I order tesco own make and items on offer she buys whole salmon.



    Why does it punish you if she wastes her own money? Surely if you stopped bailing her out, it would be punishing herself instead?

    I'm sure it's not an easy situation to manage at all. But I don't think I could live like that. I would tell her I wouldn't help her any more.

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    moneysavingkitten

    Why does it punish you if she wastes her own money? Surely if you … Why does it punish you if she wastes her own money? Surely if you stopped bailing her out, it would be punishing herself instead?I'm sure it's not an easy situation to manage at all. But I don't think I could live like that. I would tell her I wouldn't help her any more.



    Well the father figure worked himself to death, and stopped her spending all those years to give their 2 children an inheritance, but she inherited the money and has spend alot of it on things she doesn't need, and so shes basically spending the last of the inheritance in the process if we don't help out buying things she spends 100% more on the prices by going the con men for diy or to buy goods. If we don't run out there and then she will buy a more expensive version and it wastes the inheritance. Without a doubt there won't be any inheritance left but this will mean she's wasted multi thousands and will then take 100% from us in the coming years. Yes it is hard I struggle everyday with this way of life she rings us 3 times and day because she wants 'stuff' I could just scream.


    Edited by: "potatokid" 14th Jan 2015

    potatokid

    Well the father figure worked himself to death, and stopped her spending … Well the father figure worked himself to death, and stopped her spending all those years to give their 2 children an inheritance, but she inherited the money and has spend alot of of on things she doesn't need, and so shes basically spending the last of the inheritance in the process if we don't help out buying things she spends 100% more on the prices by going the con men for diy or to buy goods. If we don't run out there and then she will buy a more expensive version and it wastes the inheritance. Without a doubt there won't be any inheritance left but this will mean she's wasted multi thousands and will then take 100% from us in the coming years. Yes it is hard I struggle everyday with this way of life see rings us 3 times and day because she wants 'stuff' I could just scream.



    It sounds painful. I wish I could say something helpful. I am sorry you have to go through that.

    Original Poster

    aww it;s life isn't it we all have to deal with things at times I have had my fair share since I was young, it makes me hardy, I hope things will get better in a few years and hope the problems will settle down so I can live in peace knowing I am spending little and saving money away which is a natural thing for me, thats why I like this site, I love a bargin lol.

    well this mother and daughter get a mobility scooter and car

    dailymail.co.uk/new…tml

    why should you pay if they dont have to

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    mrwhitelabel

    well this mother and daughter get a mobility scooter and … well this mother and daughter get a mobility scooter and carhttp://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2909810/We-d-fat-benefits-working-Mother-daughter-weigh-total-43-STONE-boast-matching-mobility-scooters-receive-34-000-year-handouts.htmlwhy should you pay if they dont have to



    Bad isn't it, I think as my mother in law hasn't spent everything yet and still has some money in the bank she is not eligible for hand outs. We have had to pay for 24 hour care with 3 nurses a day for a number of years till the father died, now the mother has 24 hour care because of her weight paid for by us/her all because theres money in the bank, if there wasn't the state would pay, doesn't seem right really why do we work and save up all our saves...to have the same end so those who have done f all? We should get some benefit from all those years working, instead they empty your bank account.
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