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Xarian97

561d

I'm starting out late getting my license because my first seizure was in hs and right after I got my permit.. (lucky right? lol) Now I'm 25 and damn determined to finally get it, my nero doctor said I can and my therapist is really good at helping me through the anxiety of it all. There are parts of it that I really can't comprehend and retain the information, mainly just the new ways of holding the steering wheel and new/different ways of maneuvering it.

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    • songSungblue30315

      519d

      @strugglebus well depending on the state, you just need to have not had a seizure for 6 months-1 year. You could probably look it up, but odds are it won't effect you. The DMV also might want a doctor's note. Here's the foundation's page on it. https://www.epilepsy.com/lifestyle/driving-and-transportation/laws

    • BrandonSay

      520d

      I had my license taken after a tbi and it took 7 years for my neuropsychologist to finally say I was well enough to get my license back and it was the happiest day of my life

    • strugglebus

      520d

      I was diagnosed a little before 17, so I got kinda lucky with getting my license. Kinda scared for renewing my license. Because I would technically need to tell DMV but like, I don't want to just in case you know?

      • songSungblue30315

        519d

        @strugglebus well depending on the state, you just need to have not had a seizure for 6 months-1 year. You could probably look it up, but odds are it won't effect you. The DMV also might want a doctor's note. Here's the foundation's page on it. https://www.epilepsy.com/lifestyle/driving-and-transportation/laws

        • strugglebus

          519d

          @songSungblue30315 oh okay cool thank you

    • hydroepilepic21

      538d

      I was always told I'm never going to drive.

    • songSungblue30315

      540d

      I had a very similar situation. I waited until I was 17/18 to start learning to drive because I still lived with my family and didn't want my own car/a raise in our insurance. Had my first seizure around that time. I hold that my body rebelled against leaving home and did the most dramatic thing it could to keep me home. Not fair in my opinion, because I am lucky, love my parents, and didn't intend to move out. But alas. Oh! Back to driving: I actually really enjoyed it. My brother is learning now, and I have to hide how jealous I am.

    • Xarian97

      561d

      P.S... What the heck is wrong with the good ole fashioned 2 and 10 I first learned in hs.. simple and easy to remember.

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