My consultant has dropped a bombshell this week advising me I shouldn't be driving!!! I have collected more joint damage in my hands and wrists in the past 11 weeks whilst waiting for abatacept to work. Not being able to drive is my worst nightmare. I have good grip with my left hand but my right hand grip is really poor. I have had hand surgery which was unsuccessful. I thought I would be able to drive if I had my power steering adapted to "featherlight" steering, but my rheumy has advised my insurance company won't cover me with a poor grip hand. Anyone else in this situation? Will be looking at mobility scooter but I will be so restricted with where I can go, can't take a scooter down a dual carriageway and I can't walk to the bus stop. I wouldn't mind if I had this news at 84, but not at 44.
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