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Monday, November 2, 2009

Driving...



I had an annual appointment with my ear specialist in the city this afternoon. And I was able to drive myself. Since being diagnosed with Meniere's, there have been times that I went for weeks, if not months, without driving. I think it's been over three years since I've had a vertigo episode...Hallelujah!

Being able to navigate the seventh largest city in the US without assistance has always made me feel powerful and independent...more so now than ever.

Sitting in the waiting room today, there were patients of all ages. The little ones are awfully cute...it makes me sad that they have to start out with serious challenges due to hearing disabilities, but so glad that there is modern medical help available for them. Two such little ones managed to change this afternoon's waiting room, filled to overflowing with impatient patients, into a micro community filled with laughter and smiles and kind words.

Today I am thankful that we are fearfully and wonderfully made...for skilled and caring medical professionals...and for the ability to drive and the freedom and mobility that it affords.

1 comment:

  1. My father suffered from the same...it was debilitating at times and, in the end, caused him to have to stop work as a trial lawyer (dizziness). Thanks for sharing your words of gratitude. We all have much to be thankful for and I so need to keep that perspective. C.

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