While driving I thought about some of the peculiarities of having M.E..
For example, I drive with a hand control, which means no legs involved in the driving, but more to the point, both hands are always busy. One with the pull and push leaver, which works the accelerator and the brake, while the other hand is on the 'steering knob'. This is fine as long, you don't have an itchy nose; the sun shines too brightly (love it!) in your face and you need sunglasses... you want to turn the radio on, or you have to sneeze and you can't out your hand in front of your nose or get a tissue... until you get to a traffic light, a red one- but the first light is at least 15 minutes from home.
One plus, I won't get penalty points for driving with my mobile phone in my hand!
Another thought was that I have a mobility scooter in the back of the car and a mighty hoist to get it in and out. A plus is that I can park in disability parking spots. Free of charge.
I am proud to drive again, even if it means I can only go a short distance, have a survival kit on board: water, food, blanket, pillow, mobile phone, and that I have to sleep for an hour after returning home.
I got out!
On my own!
Free as a bird!
Ps a most wonderful rainbow appeared just now over the field at which I look out from my study window.