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mabis healthcare walker
 from san luis obispo, ca,  Oct 2, 2009

I had back fusion at L4-5 about 6 weeks ago now, and was sent home from the hospital with the typical walker, no brakes, no seat, no manner of carrying things. I dutifully used this to take neighborhood walks, but it seemed that my own body provided more stability than the walker, i.e. the wheels seemed to "stick" whenever I went over a slight change in the pavement. If I didn't lift the walker up, it could have actually tripped me rather than insuring my safety. I was supposed to take increasingly long walks, and was finding that I wanted a portable seat more than I was in need of stability. . .so I made a sling seat to attach to the walker. Voila! Still no brakes though, so maybe a little less than safe. This walker has larger, much more high quality wheeels, which maneuver with ease. It has a fold-down seat, with a basket underneath for carrying personal items. It has brakes, and adjustable handles. . .comfy backrest for the "portable chair" aspect. I even installed a drink holder from a Bob stroller in the basket (which has indentations to hold two drinks as well as a small compartment for items you wish to be more secure). What can I say. . .it looks much less "hospital" than the typical walker, and is much more usable. I made myself use the other one. . .whereas this one actually serves a positive purpose. I recommend it without reservation. Oh, one thing I might mention, when it arrived, the box had a kind of unusual smell. . .my husband put it out on the back porch and asked whatever was in THAT box? But no smell has lingered. . .no lasting problem. Thanks for making a great product available in a timely manner.

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