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    #16
    Annual medical assessment I’m guessing. I’ve stopped teaching as it was just getting so much of a struggle getting out of the car, going to give the car up at the end of the month for cost as well as safety reasons

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      #17
      Mick finally got his letter Thursday. They decided that hes fit to drive a car, hgv and his motorbike! theres no chance on the last 2. he drove the other wk but dont think he will carry on, he will let me do the driving from now on!

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        #18
        Great news Shrew but maybe not so good for you. I think it’s better to decide for yourself providing you feel safe to drive rather than having it forced on you. There are many adaptations for cars that can make it easier for people with disabilities.

        Best wishes,
        Barry
        I’m going to do this even if it kills me!

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          #19
          My husband had to give up driving in June 2017 the same week he gave up work. He just wasn't safe. He did try a gadget on the steering wheel to make it turn easier, but sadly that didn't help for long. Obviously you need to be safe to drive. It is so sad. He applied for ESA and PIP and got them. He was waiting for follow up assessments when he was diagnosed with MND in Oct 2017. The specialist nurses used the DS1500 to fast track his claims and he got the highest amounts all back dated. Hope this helps

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            #20
            Just to add my 2 pennies worth, I now have a 3 year licence, having completely confused the DVLA or whatever they now called now after my reporting that I used a double cable brake on my bicycle when they assumed I meant I was using a double cable brake on my motorcycle!

            It is interesting what I could have driven but I now cannot including a road roller up to 20 tonnes and a double-decker bus, although not for hire and reward.

            So sticking to our dear old automatic Mitsubishi, for the time being, and even getting round to use my paddle of my left hand to operate the indicator stalk and automatic gear lever, after being reassured by a driving instructor that I had a session with, that I had enough power to do it

            Best of all

            Andy
            Warmly


            Andy

            ​Diagnosed 03/2015. One sided limb onset (arm) sporadic ALS/MND. MND hitting - now 50% left arm and 90% right arm, plus other bits including left shoulder

            "Things turn out the best for people who make the best of the way things turn out"

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              #21
              I personally don't feel safe driving now, im struggling to turn my head and reversing is terrible, so ive give up, even though the DVLA say im ok to drive.....its just hassle that I don't need.
              Cheers,

              Mick

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                #22
                Sorry about that Mick. I'm thinking that I might have to give up driving soon too because last time that I drove it was a bit of a challenge to turn corners because of my weakening hands and arms. It wasn't obvious at the time and I managed everything, but I could tell that this ability was waning. I haven't driven in a few weeks so don't know if it's got worse yet. I don't go out alone any more because I'm using a 4 wheeled walker sometimes and I cannot manage to lift it in and out of the car. I could with the 3 wheeled walker that I used to take out. Also, when I'm out lately my husband pushes me in my lightweight manual wheelchair. I'm researching about WAVs. Lynne
                ALS diagnosed November 2017, limb onset. For the 4 yrs previously I was losing my ballance.
                I'm staying positive and taking each day as it comes.

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                  #23
                  Hi Mick;

                  Sorry to hear that you've had to stop diving but it's good to do that before have a mishap.

                  I live in a quite area so was able to drive for a little longer safely than if the area was very busy.

                  Love Terry
                  TB once said that "The forum is still the best source for friendship and information."

                  It will only remain so if new people post and keep us updated on things that work or don't work and tips.

                  Please post on old threads that are of use so that others see them and feel free to start new subjects and threads.

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