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Old 05-03-2018, 12:11 PM   #1
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Right foot and driving?

In Aug/Sept I get to do it all over again but this time on my right foot. That means no driving for up to 15 weeks. I will loose my mind if I can't drive.

Has anyone had experience with hand controls? I need to know everything.

 
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Old 05-03-2018, 12:51 PM   #2
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Re: Right foot and driving?

Been there. I think you need to face facts, and suck it up.

Do you think you can learn how to safely drive a car in the short time and not hurt someone? It would be different if it was the rest of your life.

I would drive with my left foot before using hand controls, Though that is illegal and not as easy as you think. Any kind of accident you are going to be screwed. Anyone get hurts bad and maybe jail. Regardless of who's fault you will be driving impaired.

Life is hard.
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Old 05-03-2018, 01:38 PM   #3
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Re: Right foot and driving?

That is not the answer I was hoping for....but I'm afraid you are going to be right
6 weeks almost killed me I'm not sure I will survive 15.

 
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Old 05-03-2018, 02:42 PM   #4
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Re: Right foot and driving?

Broke my right foot 2 years ago and yup, not driving sucked. I wouldn't chance it though.

 
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Old 05-04-2018, 07:01 AM   #5
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Re: Right foot and driving?

It is the adult thing.

I did use a community service that was aimed at old people and disabled. Wasn't ideal, they gave you window of time, but it worked. Now maybe could use uber if you lived in city. I don't think available by me.
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Old 05-14-2018, 11:45 AM   #6
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Re: Right foot and driving?

I mentally prepared myself for doing the "adult thing" but was still not looking fofward to it at all. Last week doc said the second surgery would not be as bad as the last and driving within 4-6 weeks. That is a load off.

 
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Times passes. Get all the stuff you can ahead of time.
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Old 05-15-2018, 06:52 PM   #8
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Re: Right foot and driving?

Like zerk, said, suck it up. Time passes, in no time you'll be driving again with a new foot. Been there as well, I know how you feel. You'll be fine

 
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Old 05-16-2018, 09:51 AM   #9
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Re: Right foot and driving?

I had sprained my right ankle and was unable to use it for driving. I tried to find out if using your left was allowed and everything I read said itís completely legal. You just canít use both.

 
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Old 05-21-2018, 01:14 PM   #10
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Re: Right foot and driving?

Doc in WI said it is illegal here to reach over a foot. The rigs they make put gas to the left of the brake. Not sure what other states do. But if its illegal in one state, I would find out first.

I have never heard it is illegal to drive with both feet. Not sure I believe that.

If you get in an accident, they will use it against you.

I wouldn't do it. I also would find a credible source. I don't know if my doc was correct. But I trust him more than something I read on the internet.
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Old 05-21-2018, 01:23 PM   #11
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Re: Right foot and driving?

Before a surgery it is best to think ahead. Have things taken off high shelf, if you are in a wheel chair. Leave to stuff on counter.

When in wheel chair, I had manual garage door closed on to block of wood so I could get my fingers under to raise it. Other stuff that was an issue due to placement I had put on extension cords.

A way to get groceries, obviously.

With mail order you can get lots of stuff sent your house know. But doesn't any good if you can't get to porch or wherever it is.

Wheelchair ramps.

I though walker was a lot better than crutches. Only advantage crutches have, is if you have to go up more that one stair. They are unstable and require both hands.
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Old 05-21-2018, 01:27 PM   #12
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Re: Right foot and driving?

You may want to use a wheel chair when going to hospital, due to distance to walk. even after I was using a walker, I still used wheel chair a bit. It is easier. Though to use wheel chair some interior doors should be taken off.
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