I have bone spurs in my knees that prevent me from straightening out my legs. I also need two full knee replacements. I can’t stand or walk but a few steps with a walker. Because of that, I have worked in an office chair for about 15 years. It may not be elegant, but it works. I push myself around in my chair all over the shop. About 10 years ago, someone said I should get a wheelchair to move around in. At that time, I still could walk with a cane short distances. I remember telling her that as long as I was in my chair, my legs were still getting some exercise. As soon as I got in a wheelchair, my legs would atrophy. That brings me to the purpose of this blog. I just saw another scooter chair commercial. I’ve wondered about them ever since they first came out. I have a lot of trouble now getting to the bathroom. My bathroom doors are not as wide as all the other doorways in my house, so my chair can’t get into the bathrooms. So, I get out of my chair and walk along the counter tops and hang onto doors etc. to take care of business.I realize the scooters are wonderful for shopping and getting around long distances, but if I never walked at all, I would soon lose the ability to stand up and to walk into my bathroom. And, when using a wheelchair, someone has to get it out for me, unfold it, and watch while I get myself into it. I know those scooter chairs have to be just as heavy to manipulate if not more so. My point is, I see the help the scooter does in getting a person from one place to another, but it seems wrong to show total dependence on one. If I was constantly in a scooter chair, how would I walk to the bathroom? Once you quit using your legs, you lose the ability to use them. I would then, in essence, become a paraplegic and need even more help than I need now. Am I missing something?