i was a driver myself until the headaches & dizzy spells took me off the road 11 yrs ago. now i dont drive at all and gave up my licence . im now in a wheelchair and take narcotics for pain and takin them if i got into one little fender bender if they checked my blood that would be the cause of any accedent im sure so i just decided its better not to drive.
things have progressed downward for me over time both physicaly & mentaly. . i was falling so often from the dizzy spells and had gained so much weight from a 3yr stint of not getting out of the house for anything but to see the dr that its got so my girlfriend could no longer lift me and i spent so many hrs on the floor while she was at work that for the last 5 mths iv been stuck in long term care at a hospital. im working towards getting out but im going to have to have homecare and a iv fallen and cant get up pendant to call for help but thats down the road a ways yet.
all i can tell you is try not to just think of your saftey but think of the others on the raod if the job becomes to much for you. but i hope your one of the ones who can continue to work and have some form of a life..
i have those exact feelings in my legs. . thats why i have takin to using a wheelchair because i could not stop the falling. . i have a bum shoulder to so between that and the weight i have gained i could not get back up without help. . i layed on the floor a few times waiting for my dw to get home to help me get back up. .
hope this make you feel that your not so alone. . .
well if it hurts to much to type do you have yahoo mesenger ot any other chat program andf a mic ? if so my email is in my profile here please send me an email and let me know what program you have and we can try and set up a chat. .
i dont know of any hotline but we are always here to listen. . you might want to reas and print out the links i will post here and that will give you something to have your hubby read so he might better understand what it is your going thru..
im sorry i dont have any nor dose anyone else here have a quick fix . . if we did there would not be a reason for this group. and not everyone is the same so what helps one person might not help the next. . its a trial and error thing. .
about the best you can hope for is to find something that will calm things down a little. . you should look to the right side of this page to the tips. .
also im posting a few links for you so you will better understand what all of us seem to go thru and maybe you can print them out and share with others. .
after 17 yrs i would have thought you would have come to terms with the fact that your life is going to change and your not going to be able to do all that you have done before.. . i know its a very hard pill to swallow tyrust me i know i was a workoholic truck driver who has not worked in over 5 yrs and have been in a wheelchair for 3 . . im still working on accepting it but i know its all i can do now . . but i greave each and every day. .
im sure others will be by to say hello and add what they can