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Don't need anymore bad news

Postby SuzyVB » Wed Oct 02, 2013 1:40 pm

I'm beginning to reach breaking point :( not only do I have to contend with severely reduced mobility due to fibromyalgia, ME & connective tissue disease they've now revoked my driving licence because I've lost my peripheral vision :( I live in a remote village & my car was my lifeline as there are only 3 buses a day to the local town.

I really need my car especially at the moment as my daughters still recovering from being hit by a drunk driver so she has lots of physio appointments and such. Gutted is not the word :'(
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Re: Don't need anymore bad news

Postby denys » Wed Oct 02, 2013 4:16 pm

Suzy so sorry to hear this, unfortunately even though I know you badly need your car, you also need to be safe. Is there anything the opticians can do for you???? do you have a mobility car???? cos maybe they can do something to help with mirrors etc. I dont know but if you can show you are safe then surely you would be able to apply for your licence back :fingerscrossed: :fingerscrossed: :fingerscrossed: :fingerscrossed: :fingerscrossed: :fingerscrossed: :fingerscrossed: :fingerscrossed:
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Re: Don't need anymore bad news

Postby SuzyVB » Wed Oct 02, 2013 4:19 pm

I'm going to see my GP tomorrow morning to discuss the options.
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Re: Don't need anymore bad news

Postby denys » Wed Oct 02, 2013 4:21 pm

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Re: Don't need anymore bad news

Postby whoami » Wed Oct 02, 2013 6:44 pm

I can relate and feel your frustration.

I also live in a village, no bus service at all, no shop in village either. LOL we have a library! I have to go back to the sleep clinic due to sleep apnea. The thing is, I fall asleep instantly, even during conversation, in the car etc. I am afraid my license will be pulled but certainly would understand. I do not have a car so I only get to drive if hubby is home, then I do groc etc at night. I would have no independence left. It is frustrating now with no bus service at all.

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Re: Don't need anymore bad news

Postby SuzyVB » Wed Oct 02, 2013 7:37 pm

If you have sleep apnoea you're supposed to tell the DVLA if not you can be fined £1000 and end up in trouble if anything does happen so be careful
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Re: Don't need anymore bad news

Postby whoami » Wed Oct 02, 2013 7:50 pm

I live in Canada...we don't have that ruling. A Dr has got to have your license removed. I don't hardly drive now. Since I don't have a car I only go once in a while, however the last time I drove was 2 months ago. The point is, I feel for anyone that loses their license. Your independence has gone.
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Re: Don't need anymore bad news

Postby lolo73 » Wed Oct 02, 2013 8:28 pm

Suzy that is really tough, can you get community transport to pick you up? Also work out how much your car costs you a month and then use that budget to get the odd taxi ride. I am sure despite being upset about your independence you realise if is in the interest of your and other peoples safety, it is an awful blow though x
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Re: Don't need anymore bad news

Postby SuzyVB » Thu Oct 03, 2013 11:16 am

My GP said an appeal is unlikely to be successful my only hope is that they can improve my eyesight between Opthalmology and neurology so not to hold my breath.
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