I have always had a problem w/ seeing at night. Shadows look like ppl and such. I had to drive at night for yrs, back from work, church, my children's activities and work. I also get 'lost' on known routes, nothing looks familiar, or I forget how to get to places I've been to 100 times. I like to review the route before I leave the house, so something sounds familiar to me.
I don't like the hi-way, I prefer back roads. Don't like trucks around me, fencing me in. I don't like bridges.
I don't have rx pain meds, just Tylenol and aspirin. I can't even take those and drive. So if I have to drive, nothing for the pain, but a promise of Tylenol later.
In the last 1 1/2 yrs, I've had to stop driving several times for months at a time, due to my knees and/or shoulder. My neck and back are so bad, I have a hard time turning my head to ck behind me or back up. I use every mirror I own, and pray like crazy! Most times I don't drive, but my DH's health is tricky, so I want to keep my DL to at least get him to the hospital or dr. appts.
Unfortunately, there are too many of us in the same boat.
God bless. Alice.