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December 31, 2010 at 1:15 pm #76561Re: Pet photos
You can go to http://photobucket.com/ and open an account to host photos. Once you have uploaded the pictures on there, you copy the link which is given below the picture.
Then when replying on the forum click the “Img” button and you will have appear on your screen.
Simply copy the link between the two like this but with no spaces [ /img]
Hope that helps!
SagDecember 28, 2010 at 11:01 am #75875Re: Say “hello” here
Thanks for the information! I have never heard of the Motability show but with it being just up the road, I will go across and have a look as it seems a great place to see adapted vehciles.
I didnt qualify for Higher Rate DLA so do not get to benefit from the Motability Scheme. Anyone who has seen me get in/out of a car finds this hard to believe!
I went from a Citroen C2 to a 5 Series BMW due to the extra leg room. I have the same “angle” issue as you described, but 2 years ago the BMW was high enough for me to get out of relatively easily yet still low-slung enough to have legs out fully extended to use brake/accelerator. This has now changed and getting out is a real struggle.
I have recently been looking at 4×4’s/SUV’s…but the issue here is the higher seating position makes it difficult to get to the brake pedal. I went for a test drive in the Audi Q7 which is one of the roomiest SUV’s about, but even this has nothing on my current BMW with regards to legroom (simply due to the high seating position of 4×4’s).
Im in a position to purchase, it’s just trying to find the right vehicle now! It seems hand-controls maybe on the cards here too
Thanks again for the info.
SagDecember 20, 2010 at 1:59 pm #75869Re: Say “hello” here
Im a forum lurker who has decided to sign up as this seems like a great place with great people.
I am 24 and from Leicester. I suffer from LGMD (Type 2B I think?) and was diagnosed in 2005.
I was a bit of a Jack the lad come Boy Racer in my teens. I started having issues with muscle strength in 2003 but thought it was down to starting to lift weights from an early age. As things worstened I went through the motions of neuro testing and a muscle biopsy. It took until 2005 for my Diagnosis to be confirmed.
At the moment I am still mobile on my own 2 feet but things are getting harder. I keep elbow crutches in my car to use in crowded areas and over long distances. My parents have kindly made alterations to the family home to remove steps and level out surfaces. We are currently planning more changes to the Bathrooms and so on.
A couple of years ago I had to switch to an Automatic car, now I am having the issue of it being too low so Im now looking at changing again :evil:
My Family & Friends are great with me, very supportive and encouraging. They all know where my limits are and respect that. I work full time at a local food manufacturer as a Technical Manager (responsible for food safety, quality, hygiene and legislation…amongst a whole host of other things!)
This place seems great and its very refreshing to read about experiences which we can relate to.
I would also like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy & Healthy 2011.