Thursday, December 11, 2008

driver's ed.

So, I've been driving in little spurts since the last week of November. Yesterday I drove on the highway for the first time. It went pretty well. I stayed in the outside lanes just in case I would need to get off. (That was Bennett's idea since she would have to navigate if something happened.) Nothing happened, but you can't have too many safety plans...well, that's not really true, but you know what I mean.

It's been nerve-racking. I'm having to get used to the stimulation driving brings since I can get overstimulated easily sometimes. I've only driven at night a few's a little harder because there's lots of lights and flashing signs. I'm getting more comfortable with it. It will just take time like everything else does with Epilepsy.

In other news I go to the doctor today for my 3-month check-up. Not expecting anything major.

P.S. I would light my whole house with white lights if it was possible. I'm in love with our Christmas tree at night.


Mags said...

dang, you go! I haven't rec'd a diagnosis impairing my driving and HATE driving at night. Other cars headlights bring on instant headaches! Good job giving it time though... :) Hope the appt went smooth... waiting around on docs is uber annoying sometimes. We sorta missed jakes 6 mos neuro f/u and well, haven't rescheduled it. ooooops.

Amanda said...

i'm glad you're getting back into driving! i don't like driving at night either. i love your christmas sweater pics. so cute! good luck at your appt!

Jacquelyn said...

oh wow, i hope and pray your doctors visits get fewer and fewer. i know how much they suuuuck. i was at mercy today for 2 hours and met with a doctor for approximately 2 minutes. ugh.