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Old Jul 9th, 2015, 11:56   #11
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Your right about these damn iPads -
Utilise !
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Old Jul 9th, 2015, 14:53   #12
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Nevermind iPads I have big fingers too and the keys are ridiculously small, have to triple check each time I post or heaven knows what would be printed lol!
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Old Jul 9th, 2015, 15:23   #13
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I wrote this for Volvo- did they take notice?

I doubt it, it's just coincidence :

My life is different now that I'm disabled & retired
'cause my brain and body it seems aren't always together wired
the result is that I now often take a fall, sometimes just a sway
How I manage to get by some days, well I just can' t say

No difference from the old days & meetings of the Table Round
When after a good night out I was often found sprawled upon the ground
And unable to perform those nights as someone would really have liked
So once a month I was banished with a grumpy 'on yer 'effing bike'

But funny as it may very well seem to some
With driving there is no obvious symptom
And in a Volvo we all feel so safe & sound
Much more than any other cars, pound for pound

An XC is all the craze with mums taking kids to school
And I also find it a very useful tool
Especially in the land of Denmark
Where live my grandsons their mum and my son Mark

For in Scandinavia in winter cars can slip & slide
And on some of the roads that aren't so wide
Confidence comes from a four by four , with no glitches
And with a Volvo you won't end up in the ditches

So Volvo is my car of choice
and where ever I can promote them I'll will use my voice
But why is there such a limited number
Available to Motability I wonder

Is it 'cause of depreciation
Or 'cause the Volvo is from another nation
Is it just the very high price they pay
That leaves Motability forced to say

Volvo is the car of choice for so many
But if there's to be profit any
To run this scheme for those needing mobility care
Unfortunately we have to set our eyes else where

So, If it is just the price Mr. Volvo then
Perhaps a rethink is now due, when
Lowering prices, especially for those in dire need
Would be a very good PR move indeed

'cause I know a bunch of potential disabled users
Some of whom really are great big bruisers
But as they cannot safely get in a V40 , banging their heads they shout
'Mr. Volvo we need something a little higher just to get in and out '


Sorry it's just part of the treatment OR perhaps it's the meds ????
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Old Jul 9th, 2015, 18:30   #14
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Very good did it take long to type? Would've taken me all day!

Wife says she needs to take more whiskey with her water and she might manage to not stagger as much! Did mention to her doctor she's sometimes like a cow with staggers, the farmer in her lol!

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Old Jul 9th, 2015, 19:36   #15
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Very good did it take long to type? Would've taken me all day!

Wife says she needs to take more whiskey with her water and she might manage to not stagger as much! Did mention to her doctor she's sometimes like a cow with staggers, the farmer in her lol!

Take care.
Well, I'm staggered that anyone could spoil decent 12 year old water with that awful scotch stuff - is that right or is it the meds again, should have gone to Specsavers, or ? ????? oh I don't know!

Actually, due to the meds, I really can't drink, although I do partake occasionally , without the doc knowing - anyway, with the way I ( sort of) walk and bang into everything these days, people think that I've already had a few, so why disappoint them?

It doesn't usually take me long to think up my rhyming stuff - Joe Harding will tell you that it's not poetry - I, like many other PD sufferers write all sorts of stuff, loads of it, as a form of therapy to keep the remaining brain cells active - I use my old iPad one with a stylus pen, which is much quicker & easier than the traditional way of typing.

But the 'one' is becoming obsolete, and I am losing lots of stuff that will only work with a higher operating system , BBC iPlayer being the latest - it ceases on the 10th August ( I can still get everything on my iPhone and throw it over to the TV via my Apple TV box ) - so it looks like saving up my 'benefits' to the tune of 500 ish for a new iPad nearer Christmas.


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Jeez, iPads do a wonderful job of making you look like a complete idiot sometimes, beyond my own ability of course

It was supposed to be condemned
Yes, I figured it was due to predictive text...lol

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A well written and explanatory post #10

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Just joined today&this is my first post,referring to a post above I wish I was "abusing the system "because then I'd be able to return to work instead of being bored all day and relying on benefits of DLA doesn't make me rich,I lose half my mobility benefit in having a car so Im not exactly getting it for nothing,I've worked for over 30years before I became unfit to work and I am not a scrounger,those who cast doubt on people like myself should really try to understand what being disabled is all about before suntanning their tongues
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Just joined today&this is my first post,referring to a post above I wish I was "abusing the system "because then I'd be able to return to work instead of being bored all day and relying on benefits of DLA doesn't make me rich,I lose half my mobility benefit in having a car so Im not exactly getting it for nothing,I've worked for over 30years before I became unfit to work and I am not a scrounger,those who cast doubt on people like myself should really try to understand what being disabled is all about before suntanning their tongues
The problem is Goughie ,and welcome btw, that there are people out there, who are abusing the system, and we all know at least one, I'll bet?

But there are far more in genuine need, and who are not abusing the system, but who are getting tarred with the abuser's brush through ignorance and I'm afraid 'jealousy' - why should they have a new car free when I can't !

Well, as you say, it's not free, and the deposits and monthly payments are little different from what the 'objectors' can get , if they just looked, and I agree that any one of us would gladly give up our so called 'perk' to be back to full health & working again.

No one in genuine need should be ashamed of taking up a Motabilty car offer, any more than they should be ashamed of taking medication or having surgery, it's all part of making life a little easier for those who need it.

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I see that Volvo have now added two models of the XC70 to the Motability scheme.
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