I knew this day was coming but I didn’t think it would be now, I thought I had at least one month, and I wasn’t sure how I felt about it. Happy, scared or just nervous? But today I got the ok.

I was at my 6 month visit to the neurologist and like always he asked how I was, what I was doing. After we told him about my new adventure, my puppies, he asked me something I wasn’t expecting.

“Have you been driving?”

“No”

“Why not?”

“Because you told me I couldn’t drive until I was seizure free for two years.”

He looked happy I remembered that. “Right. Well, you can start driving.”

WHAT?  I wasn’t sure if I was ready for that. I thought I would be the one asking him if I could drive in a month. At first I was shocked, I wasn’t sure if I heard him right or if I was ready for this, then I was just happy. I can really start to be more independent now, even if I don’t have a car I can take my mom’s car and go somewhere, if she lets me. But before I get to take the car and go anywhere I need to learn how to drive again, I forgot a lot of stuff and I know I’ll be nervous about other cars around me.

My friends were very supportive when I told them saying I will do great, but I think there are a lot of mixed emotions in my house. Like I said before, I’m happy and excited/ scared and nervous, and my mom said she will probably need to start drinking. That’s a lot of emotions right there because my mom doesn’t drink, she has never had a drink in her life.

But it’s a great next step for me and I can’t believe this time has come. I hope I can start learning again this weekend. I’ll keep you posted on how my driving experience goes.

 

 

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