I've decided to get my driving licence back. I surrendered it voluntarily over 6 years ago, when I felt that I wasn't up to driving safely - that my reflexes were too slow and my joints too stiff. At that time I thought I had rheumatism and arthritis which would only get worse. Now I discover that I have Fibromyalgia - which is chronic but not degenerative. I rang the DVLA to ask and they are quite happy to return my licence - no need for them to check my medical condition or anything - fibro just doesn't seem to count.
We won't be buying a car - poliphilo doesn't rate cars very highly, but I'll be able to drive my dad's - he put me on the insurance today - and we'll hire one sometimes (so poliphilo says at the moment but we'll see).
It's frightening really that they'll give me my licence back just like that - I don't have to prove I can still drive or anything. As soon as I put the form in the post I'm allowed to take a car out on my own. I'm going to restrict myself to automatic cars with power assisted steering - my father's micra fits the bill beautifully.
Breakfast: 100g soy link sausages, strawberries, yogurt
Lunch: aubergine & potato in cheese, tomato & onion sauce, with fromage frais & egg topping.
Evening: 4 rashers soy bacon, 1 egg, 1 slice bread, small tub peach & apple compote with plain yogurt.
Snacks: cheese, kinder egg.
Drinks: 1 latte with decaf coffee 1 ordinary coffee, 1 pint slimline tonic water, 1.5 pints iced water.