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I got my driver's license back!

I finally, after almost 3 years of seizuring, have gotten my driver’s license back. Thank God!!!

I’m going to go to Timmy’s and treat myself to an ice cap :+1:

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I’m glad you got it back. Driving isn’t my favorite thing but it does give you some freedom in the modern world.

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That’s good. How r u feeling now?

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Thanks @rogueone it certainly does provide me a huge amount of freedom.

I live in the boonies, so I need a car to get anywhere really. I’ve been relying on Community care to take me to doctor’s appointments and get groceries, but that’s about it

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A lot better @Star84 . I was convinced the whole time something was going to go wrong.

To enter the building, they take your temperature. I had been standing out in the freezing cold for 20 minutes, so my skin was too cold to get a temperature reading. I almost didn’t get in, LOL

Then they miss read the letter from the Ministry of Transportation, and were going to force me to take the written and a road test all over again. In the end, I only had to have an eye exam.

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Great. Happy for you.

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Congratulations! That must feel good. :oncoming_automobile:

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Awesome, enjoy your ice cappucino.

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That’s awesome! Driving is a great skill to have. :+1:

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More power to you!

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Thanks everybody. It’s been a long haul trying to get it back, thank God it’s finally come.

At least now I don’t have to rely on someone else for my rides all the time. And I’ll be able to make a few trips up North this year as well

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Congratulations @dcragg65!
I’m happy for you!

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That’s fabulous!!! What changed to help you stop having seizures?

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I totally get this! I was having seizures for 4-5 months and it was absolute hell.

Congratulations!! :confetti_ball:

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Makes a big difference to be able to drive when feeling ok to. Congrats. Enjoy your ice Capp. Don’t forget to roll up the rim

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Also, enjoy your ice capp! I miss that so much.

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@Pianogal thanks. As soon as they started me on an additional medication, the combination seemed to get them under control pretty quickly. Now I am on Lamotrigine, and clobopam… seems to be the magic combination

@laetitia so you know what I’m talking about. Scary stuff sometimes

Thanks @Artsygal I will definitely enjoy my ice cap :+1::grin::+1:

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Taking the right medication for seizures can be extremely helpful. Mine just stopped after 4-5 months of seizing. But before I stopped seizing, I was on various amounts of seizure medications.

You said you injured yourself years ago. Are you using adaptive gears for your car? I’m looking into it before I get my disability license.

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Glad to hear you stop seizuring. They can be pretty freaky.

Yeah, I broke my neck in 2001. I’m not at the point where I need aids yet, but that mightt be in my future.

I went to school with a girl who was in a wheelchair, and she had a van that was equipped just for her. Anything is possible

I’m sorry to hear about your injury. I met many people with SCI, and it’s very rough for a lot of people.

Yes, that’s what I’ve heard as well. I don’t know what to do with my mobility aids yet. I am using crutches full-time and also working on meeting my needs met with various mobility devices, but it’s a never-ending process. So hopefully I will be able to adapt with my ongoing disability.

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