I haven’t exactly lost my drivers license but it may be soon.
Until the occupational therapist can administer a test in a simulator,
I’m supposed to voluntarily cease from operating any vehicle.
My neurilogist further suggested that I consider turning in my license to the DMV “sooner rather than later.”
Senile dementia or vascular cognitive impairment seems to be creeping up on me.
As a former Dial a Bus driver I’ve heard many stories of driving licenses being taken or surrendered and the loss of independence that resulted.
Not a pretty picture.
I have a Honda Element and a Honda Silverwing in the garage.
I have friends depending on me to provide transport because they are already unlicensed.
I’m going to have to use the city transit (fortunately it’s free).
I have two bicycles in the garage which will get more use, a good idea for my physical and mental health.
I have a friend nearby who will be happy to drive me to church.
I have a wife willing to drive Meals on Wheels with me.
However I did get a little excited today trying to direct her on the route.
Actually, I had planned to curtail my motor scooter driving next summer when I turn 75, this just makes it happen a bit sooner.
It’s not all said and done yet. In addition to the OT I will see the Neuro psychologist and another psychologist who will help my wife and I enter our forgetful years.
I could hitchhike?
I couldn’t walk over a mile or so.
I won’t sit at home.
Another milestone in my life.