I went 23 yrs seizure free and I was of the strong opinion that if I were to have an "aura" or get that feeling just before a grande-mal while I was driving, I would be able to pull over in plenty of time, but since found out that it's like playing Russian Roulette, I was fooling myself. I had a minor incident in a parking lot and as a result, I had my licence suspended.I still drove for 2 yrs but I was just lucky that nothing happened. After driving my whole adult life and then having my licence stripped away, I felt like part of my freedom was taken away. It could happen at ANY time and you won't have time to pull over. So again I ask you is it worth the gamble?
Here's just one of many examples,
Did you hear about the lady in Florida that had a siezure while driving and her licence was under suspention for medical reasons?
She drove her SUV through a school bus drop off area and hit some kids. (not sure how many were killed)
As well as facing criminal charges, she will be living with this guilt for the rest of her life and never be able to get insurance.
I'm sorry but I have a problem with people who have a KNOWN seizure condition and continue to drive and then there's me who has a siezure condition that has been under control for 25 yrs and I've had mine suspended. To me that seems very irresponsible.
I am also on disability for my epilepsy and ulcerative colitis so I really don't need to drive but I'd like to have that freedom again.
diagnosed with epilepsy and Ulcerative Colitis in 1979
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