Driving in a large city can be very challenging on its own, without the extra stumbling block, that MS can bring into the picture.

Downsizing to a smaller ranch home about 17 years ago presented another obstacle for me.

Moving day arrived with all the stress and physical work that came with it. On the last trip from the previous house I parked out front to wait for instructions as to where to unload. My husband texted me to come around to the backside of the house. 

As I pressed on the gas pedal my foot refused to move and the car took off gaining speed. I eventually had to move my foot with my left hand to the brake. What the heck was happening? I tried again and the same thing happened. I eventually made it around the block stopping and starting with the help of my left hand. This incident scared me sufficiently enough that I accepted the fact that I could no longer drive a car safely. If I had been out on the main road I might have caused a very dangerous accident, injuring myself or others.

I am aware that there are many options when it comes to driving but with the weakness in my arms I was not confident that I would be able to take advantage of them. 

So, reluctantly I gave up another piece of my independence, having to rely on others for transportation.

It is a good thing that I am kind of a homebody as it has not impacted my life negatively.

This story and others that I write about are with the hope that you can realize that you are not alone in these everyday struggles that we experience.