Just got home from PT. I go again tomorrow. Thank goodness it's only about five blocks away. Because that's about how much driving I can handle.
Yesterday I had to see the doctor and go about five miles to the vet to pick up something for the dogs. Kay came willing to drive. But I was feeling good and wanted to try it.
Five miles must be my limit. Because after that it hurt so much I just pulled over and said I'm done. I can't drive anymore. And that's with a thick boot on.
Every time this happens, something in me just plummets. I'm in pain then and it's really hard to walk. And my independence takes a real hit.
I've lost the joint where your foot ends and your leg begins. It managed to adhere itself to a bone and fused itself there. So I have little range of motion to push gas and brake pedals.
I really wish I lived some place where I didn't even need a car. I don't care if I have a car or not. But where I live, nothing is close by. Which is why I order everything I can online.
What sounds good to me is a little town where I lived within blocks of everywhere I needed to go. I'd sell this car in a heartbeat. The car insurance is expensive. Owning a car is just downright expensive.
Some people are lost without a car in their driveway. I've had so many people tell me that. A car to me is just a way to get from Point A to Point B. Aside from that, it's just a liability.
So I'm doing well in so many areas, except for driving. And I don't know if that is going to get better or not. You can't replace a joint. You can't grow it back.
Would you be able to get by without a car if you had really good local transportation? Or are you the type person that would feel trapped if you couldn't see that mode of transportation sitting in your garage or driveway?
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