Back in 2015, Michael and I where in a minor road traffic incident.
This was the first I had, with Michael. We where travelling home to babysit for a friend, it was heavily raining and the next thing we know we where spinning. We crashed into a wall and I couldn’t move my legs. Michael called an ambulance and I called my friend for help who came straight away.
I was taken to hospital and after a few hours given the clear, but that wasn’t the end. For about a year afterwards; I had pains in my left leg which would keep me awake at night. I went through physio and finally after 2 years it has stopped.
I had to carry out a car insurance claim, through a car insurance contact.
Ever since I was younger, I didn’t want to drive and this made it 10x worse for me. I refused to ever even think of getting behind the wheel. About a year later we was in another crash due to Michaels Epilepsy, where he lost his licence and it really made me think. How was we going to get around for the next year? What if Michael could never get is licence back? So I set to it, I researched about driving and the theory test and got on it. I started driving lessons and I really had my mind set to it.
I was very nervous at the start but I stuck to it and finally got in my grove. I passed my theory test with a great score of 38/40 and my lessons where going great! My instructor was amazing and helped me all the way through my anxiety. I felt like a new woman. Like I was being silly before, I felt like that until I did my test.
When I did my test, I was extremely confident and so was Michael. I came out devastated because I failed. Apparently I got 18 minors plus a major for driving on the wrong side of the road. The instructor explained where I had apparently done this and the road was so narrow I had to pull into a lay-by to let another car get passed. I couldn’t do it anymore. Ever since I haven’t driven and I am still plucking up the courage to carry on learning.
I’m hoping by the end of the year, that I am driving and I can have a bit more freedom.
Have you ever had an experience like this? Let me know in the comments below.
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