I took a driving evaluation a few days ago. Has anyone done this with a private (not government agency. If anyone has, what were the results. Did you reveal your diagnosis of Parkinson (-ism)? Were you advised not to drive? To drive with caution? Never to drive until a cure is found? Tell me your story, briefly, please! PS: haven't got the upshot of my eval yet.
TeresaAnnBakerCarl - there is a new federal law in the US that says if you are going to use your state issued drivers license as a federal ID ( for air travel etc) it must have been recently recertified. The accepted license will have a star within a circle somewhere on the face (upper right corner preferred ). This goes into effect (I think) the end of 2020. I have slept since looking it up so not confident on start date. You have to look up rules in your state as to what you have to do to get this done.
Driving test went well. Instructor and I bonded, however she was quick to point out any faults ( I kept too far to the left of center but never touched the dividing line and went a bit ober speed limit, but corrected quickly.) Despite those errors, she later sent a letter advising driving with cautions:
1. daylight driving only
2. drive in 45 MPH areas only
3. 20 miles RT trips only
4. familiar roads only
HOWEVER: Turning my license over to DMV soon, as Hubs and &friends advise it.
I am of 2 minds about this:
there was more: keyboard isn't working properly.
This disease makes almost everyone angry. At least you can take solace in the realization that your anger with your daughter was misplaced.
all the best to you and yours,
One of our biggest challenges is to become and stay friends with ourselves after the PD diagnosis. Heck it is hard to get to know ourself and stay friends with ourself without this disease. "Parkie" lurks in our life, and we have to learn to tell when it is playing with our mind.
two minds, LOL. Sometimes I want to trade in my mind but then I remember one of the things I'm grateful for - is all my wonderful memories. I already self impose most of those rules. I am still chuckling over your "two minds"
Find reasons to smile today.