Probably the hardest day for my husband, after he was diagnosed as legally blind, was the day the doctor told him he could no longer drive the car.
The doctor called our home, asked me if we could both get on the telephone and we did. And he very clearly told Whitey he absolutely could no longer drive a car. Our lives changed seriously that day. Losing the independence that comes with driving your car can be very difficult. Suddenly Whitey was dependent on us for every errand, every visit to a friend, and it seemed to him, everything he wanted to do. It was difficult for him to ask to go places.
All of us, if we are lucky to live so long, will one day be told not to drive anymore. Are you prepared for that? This video shows 84 year old Ernie Siegel taking a driving test. It is a thought provoking video. As you watch the video, picture yourself, or your parents, in this situation. Are you ready to accept the results of such a test?
Just click on the link and the video will show right here on the blog!