I am wondering if any of you are struggling to get your driving licence back from the DVLA. I ask as I expected to be driving again ages ago.
I had a craniotomy in January to fenestrate a cyst that was pressing on my optic nerve causing pain and field of vision problems in my right eye.
There is a mandatory 6 month ban and return your licence law in place for anyone having a craniotomy but you can start the process of getting your licence back 8 weeks before the 6 months is up.
I had been hoping for late July but it took until September for my neurosurgeon and eye consultant to send in their reports and to have a DVLA eyesight test which I passed with flying colours.
The last 2 times I have phoned up DVLA to see where I am in the queue has been disappointing to say the least.
There was the first queue that I had been in since June which was a few weeks behind target which I just had to accept and they were good at sending reminders for my consultants to return the forms. But when I reached the top of that queue they said due to the amount of paperwork submitted their department had sent my medical reports to another department where qualified Doctors would read them and then reissue or not my licence.
This was in October and 2 different people both told me it will be 33 to 34 week's before my notes are even looked at due to a huge backlog.
This takes it to Mid May next year and possibly beyond if they want further or updated information.
Anyone else being inconvenienced like this, I find not having a car makes life much more difficult and physically harder which is not good when your trying to conserve your energy.