Cars for obese people
ok I looked up pedal extensions and there are tons of websites...one says $130. Many versions are portable so you can switch them when you use a different car.
on 12/3/10 7:14 am
My sister had a Honda CRV...way too small! My MIL has a Jeep Gr. Cherokee. The front was OK but the back seat is SMALL!
Hope this helps!
I wish you luck. I am not short, so do not have that problem. I sure know the felling of not fitting behind the wheel.
I did have a Buick Park Avenue that was a 1985. I am not sure of the newer ones. None of the cars I mentioned have a center console and the Town Cars have bench seats.
Take a look at my before pictures-you will see that I know what you mean. I got my car for many reasons-but the MAIN was that it fit me! Not a tall girl, and at the time was wide in the middle and hips.
Hyuandai Sonata 2004. Even the seat belt FIT!!! Legs reached pedals..etc!
Pre Surgery 383 Surgery 359 Current 180
Consult Weight/ Surgery Weight/Current Weight/ Goal Weight, Reached 4/7/11!!
294 286.5 165.5 164
Full abdominoplasty & Breast Reduction/Lift - 4/9/12!
Even miracles take a little time. ~ Cinderella
on 12/3/10 11:03 am
What form of WLS are you planning on having? I hope you're researching the DS---it has the very best long-term, maintained weight loss, especially for those of us with a starting BMI greater than 50. (Mine was 75.) And it also has the best stats for resolving or preventing co-morbs like diabetes and high cholesterol.
My surgeon only does lap band, RNY or the sleeve. I was planning on going with the RNY. I have heard that the DS has the most risk of complications. Don't know that much about it. When I started looking into WLS I was about 50 lbs lighter than I am now. At that time my insurance had an exclusion for WLS. I now have a different insurance that does cover WLS. My BMI is around 73 I think. Luckily they only require a 2 mos supervised diet for anyone with a BMI higher than 55. But because of that my surgeon wants me to do a 1 month liquid diet before surgery to shrink my liver. Don't know how in the world I am gonna get through that month...LOL But it will be worth the torture to finally have WLS. Thanks for your response!
I can't imagine a mont-long liquid diet---and frankly, there's no real evidence that a liguid diet has any benefits over a solid-food diet. The 'shrink the liver' business isn't really accurate---what the diet is for is to deplete the glycogen stored in the liver, which changes its texture---makes it less slippery. And ANY high-protien, low-carb diet will do that.
Good luck---and really, you SHOULD research the DS, even if your current surgeon doesn't do it. You can always change surgeons...(*grin*) Also read the Revision board, and see how many people are trading in other procedures for a DS. (A revision from the RNY to the DS is the most complicated---Sleeve to DS the easiest.)