I apologize for this being so long, but I just gotta get it out. I pretty much quit driving a few years ago, except for going to the post office once in awhile (less than a mile away) and a friend's house (a few miles of country backroads). This was after having some odd stuff happen while behind the wheel. My driving foot falls asleep pretty easily, but the thing that really did it was having my quad muscle completely stop working all of a sudden. Luckily, I was stopped at a light at the time, and was able to manuever the left leg into driving position. Getting out and walking around seemed to help and I got home ok. But ever since then I've been reluctant to get behind the wheel. It could have been a freak thing that will never happen again. But it has felt irresponsible to take that chance. Since my partner is perfectly willing to take me anywhere I need to go, not driving is no big deal, except for occasionally feeling like a weinie. However, I have recently allowed myself the dubious luxury of comparing me to a friend. The friend has MS, with neuropathy that causes her to fall down frequently. But this has not stopped her from driving. A lot. I mean a LOT. She goes anywhere she wants. And she has offered to go places FOR ME. So I'm back to feeling rather silly, second guessing myself, etc. Meanwhile, since my last driving experience, I've added to my list a separated shoulder that does not want to heal, tendonitis in both shoulders & one hand, and random muscle lockups/cramps/charlie horses. I don't even know if I CAN drive, since my truck is a 5 speed without power steering. I had trouble steering before the new stuff, so... I suppose I'm second guessing myself because it was a decision I made on my own. It is heavily supported by people who are closest to me & know how things really are. But I have never even discussed it with any of my doctors. I guess I fear they will laugh and call me a big baby or something. (My primary is an absolute expert at shrinking his patients to manageable size.) So, anybody have any words of wisdom? One thing that occurs to me from reading what I just wrote is that sometimes it feels totally wimpy to take care of myself. The "cool" people don't have to yield. Or so it seems.