THE STAIR LIFT SAGA.We had a guy from the council come over to let us know that they had approved our funding, but they need two quotes before they could give us the final go ahead. They sent out another guy who confirmed that they could fit a lift to our stairs … there were two different types, one that went on a straight stair case; that is suitable for up to 25 stone in weight. And the other option that we needed, was a curved lift but that one can only carry up to 18 stone… As you can imagine my spirits are at an all time low already and i did not need anymore bad news. I am just over that weight limit so they won’t fit one.
I became very withdrawn and depressed as you can imagine. I have been battling with my weight for years, I’m on Levothyroxine tablets for an under active thyroid, and since leaving work and also breaking my leg i have not been able to move around very much at all. This is a very good reason why i have put on loads of weight… but how else am i suppose to stay active? People assume when you’re over weight you must stuff yourself with chocolates, crisps and biscuits all day, but I certainly don’t do that!
I’m 6 foot 1 inch and people say “You don’t look fat and you carry it well” Thanks for all those great comments BUT! … the only way I can loss weight is to eat less or tape my mouth shut.
I am now on a carbohydrates free diet and so far I have lost 8 lbs in just 4 weeks so I will get there eventually.
Anyway! Back to the chair lift saga… After that disappointment about the stair lift we contacted another company, a guy that helped us with another piece of equipment, a scooter that breaks into 5 pieces to go in the boot of the car, rather that those huge things that need a special van or adapted people carrier for. This guy came out and measured the stairs and said it could be done and he would get back to his office and call the manufactures to check which would be suitable then email the two options with quotes to the council.
Finally a phone call from the council… They had received the quotes, but would not accept the straight lift. That one would mean I have to get up the first two steps before i could get on the lift. However they would accept the other lift option because it has a 19.5 stone 125 kilos limit which is suitable for me. So keep your fingers crossed.
If all else fails my darling husband said he would get a block and tackle … ha! ha!