Friday, July 11, 2008

Freedom!! almost

I am now an officially licensed driver again!!!!

I got all the paperwork and approval from my doctor, had it reviewed by the medical advisory board and it was passed. I got the license yesterday (after trying on wednesday) and have been looking at it every hour or so to make sure it really is there.

The short version - I drove for 28 years. 20 years ago I had seizures (not while driving) and was diagnosed with epilepsy. I had a bad accident three years ago and was asked to turn my license in for an ID card. I did it and accepted that. The last year and a half, no seizures. My doctor put me on a new drug dosage and it seems to be working really well to control things. She said if I didn't have a seizure with the last year I had, I was doing pretty darn good.

Now I need to find a car to drive.

My not driving was not really a problem when Jim was alive. He would drop me off at work or I could carpool with another worker. Weekends we would run errands together. It gave us some 'us' time.

The last year it has not been easy and I want to thank my friends that have been such a big help in getting me places. A Big THANK YOU!!! To have you give up your time to come and pick me up and help me go shopping for groceries, dog food, clothing or just to get the heck out of the house has been wonderful. You know who you are.

Oh, I don't mind the bus rides, but here they suck. If there was some consistency to the reliability of them, that would be fine. I hope that soon I will be able to move around a bit without help. I am thinking short rides and not pushing the envelope. My doctor said it may be the stress of long drives that was throwing me off.

If the right vehicle falls in my lap, I will post photos. Till then - Wheeeeeee!!!!


Lynnbug said...


Laurie said...

Congratulations Betsy!! I am so happy for this new found freedom for you. I will be praying for the perfect car for you to come along soon. This is a real spirit lifter. Have a wonderful weekend.

Laurie in Ca.

Rach said...


Congratulations, Betsy! This is *wonderful* news! :o)

I'll pray the right car just falls in your lap! :o)