Finally able to drive again

@Happy2BeMe (75120)
Canada
August 17, 2017 6:51am CST
After my surgery I wasn't able to drive for seven weeks. It really was an inconvenience. I never realized how much I would miss it. This week I was finally able to drive again. It felt good to get back behind the wheel. I was also on a liquid reduction diet so I would not retain fluid. Too much fluid could cause fluid around the heart. I was only allowed 6 cups of liquid a day. That was tough when the weather was so warm. I drink a lot of water so I found that difficult. Now I can drink what I want. So slowly everything is getting back to normal.
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@Kandae11 (38752)
17 Aug 17
Great news.
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@Happy2BeMe (75120)
• Canada
18 Aug 17
Thank you
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@JohnRoberts (60222)
• Los Angeles, California
17 Aug 17
Being limited in liquid consumption sounds rougher to deal with that not driving.
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@vandana7 (66159)
• India
17 Aug 17
I felt the same way too ..that too in summers...that is terrible..with sweat taking away all the liquid.
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@andriaperry (53581)
• United States
17 Aug 17
For me that would b so hard, I drink 6 cups of coffee each day or more, plus water.
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@Happy2BeMe (75120)
• Canada
18 Aug 17
It sure was John.
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@dodo19 (33043)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
17 Aug 17
I'm glad that you are able to drive again. I wish I could drive, but I'm working on it. Enjoy!
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@Happy2BeMe (75120)
• Canada
18 Aug 17
Driving gives you so much freedom and independence. I love driving.
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@dodo19 (33043)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
18 Aug 17
@Happy2BeMe It's definitely a lot easier. It makes things easier.
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@Happy2BeMe (75120)
• Canada
19 Aug 17
@dodo19 yes it sure does.
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• United States
17 Aug 17
Wow, glad you are 'on the road again'.....I haven't driven in 17 years and I don't miss it - I always hated driving.
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@Happy2BeMe (75120)
• Canada
18 Aug 17
Thanks I love driving.
• United States
18 Aug 17
@Happy2BeMe My neighbor is having open hear surgery next Friday. Triple bye-pass.
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@Happy2BeMe (75120)
• Canada
19 Aug 17
@AbbyGreenhill I wish your neighbor all the best. It is so painful and a long recovery but they will feel so much better when it is done.
@Blondie2222 (22213)
• United States
17 Aug 17
I'm glad your able to drive again that is a pain having to rely on someone else until you are able too. When I have surgery next month I am sure that will be the same case for me as well. Happy to hear you are slowly to the end of recovery.
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@vandana7 (66159)
• India
17 Aug 17
Oh ..what surgery..
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@Blondie2222 (22213)
• United States
17 Aug 17
@vandana7 heart surgery
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@vandana7 (66159)
• India
17 Aug 17
@Blondie2222 .. You are very young to be going through that...
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@LadyDuck (164041)
• Switzerland
17 Aug 17
It's hard to refrain from drinking during the hot season, I am sure you feel a lot better now that you can drive and drink (water of course)
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@Happy2BeMe (75120)
• Canada
18 Aug 17
yes water of course. Feels good to be able to do both again.
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@LadyDuck (164041)
• Switzerland
18 Aug 17
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@velvet53 (16997)
• Palisade, Colorado
18 Aug 17
I am so happy for you. Not being able to drive had to make it hard for you but being restricted on your liquid intake had to be real hard.
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@Happy2BeMe (75120)
• Canada
18 Aug 17
Yes the restricted liquid intake was very difficult. I was glad when that was over. I was thrusts all the time.
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@velvet53 (16997)
• Palisade, Colorado
18 Aug 17
@Happy2BeMe I bet you were thirsty. I am glad that you are able to drive. That is one more step forward.
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@Happy2BeMe (75120)
• Canada
18 Aug 17
@velvet53 yes it is nice to be taking the steps forward.
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@marguicha (97490)
• Chile
18 Aug 17
Congratulations! I had to sell my car as the chemo left me with trembling hands.
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@Happy2BeMe (75120)
• Canada
18 Aug 17
Thanks..do you miss driving?
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@marguicha (97490)
• Chile
18 Aug 17
@Happy2BeMe No because I was never a good driver. I take a cab to the Metro and ride in Metro across the town.
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@Happy2BeMe (75120)
• Canada
19 Aug 17
@marguicha the metro is very convenient.
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17 Aug 17
When people is forced to keep off their passion,it's only them to know how it hurts. Wish you best of luck.
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@Happy2BeMe (75120)
• Canada
18 Aug 17
Thank you. That is so true.
18 Aug 17
@Happy2BeMe welcome. Hope you will be able to live upto your dreams.
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@Happy2BeMe (75120)
• Canada
19 Aug 17
@mukuldreamy thanks.
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@LeaPea2417 (21146)
• Toccoa, Georgia
17 Aug 17
That is great!!
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@Happy2BeMe (75120)
• Canada
18 Aug 17
Thank you
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@LeaPea2417 (21146)
• Toccoa, Georgia
18 Aug 17
@Happy2BeMe your welcome
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@Courtlynn (65088)
• United States
17 Aug 17
Oh my god, only 6 cups . Happy you can do both again.
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@Happy2BeMe (75120)
• Canada
18 Aug 17
Thanks
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@Courtlynn (65088)
• United States
18 Aug 17
@Happy2BeMe welcome
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• United States
17 Aug 17
Being able to drive must make you feel like you're getting your independence back. Happy to hear that you're making great progress on your recovery. I also drink a lot of water so having to restrict liquid intake must have been very hard.
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@Happy2BeMe (75120)
• Canada
18 Aug 17
Yes it feels good to get my independence back. I had a hard time with that.
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• United States
18 Aug 17
@Happy2BeMe I'd be lost without being able to drive too
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• United States
17 Aug 17
This is great news my friend.
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@Happy2BeMe (75120)
• Canada
18 Aug 17
Thank you
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• United States
18 Aug 17
@Happy2BeMe Welcome.
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@SHOHANA (7178)
• Bangladesh
17 Aug 17
I'm really very happy that you get back normal, enjoy your life with full speed :)
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@Happy2BeMe (75120)
• Canada
18 Aug 17
Thank you
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@SHOHANA (7178)
• Bangladesh
18 Aug 17
@Happy2BeMe my pleasure
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@silvermist (20073)
• India
17 Aug 17
Great news.So everything is getting to normal--one by one.
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@Happy2BeMe (75120)
• Canada
18 Aug 17
Thanks yes indeed
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@silvermist (20073)
• India
20 Aug 17
@Happy2BeMe You are welcome.
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@vandana7 (66159)
• India
17 Aug 17
Aw...that would be tough on me too...I feel it makes me stink if I don't drink enough water. But glad you are behind the wheels..and hope all reports are great and you are no longer in any pain.
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@Happy2BeMe (75120)
• Canada
18 Aug 17
Thanks..I have no pain at all. It feels great.
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@vandana7 (66159)
• India
18 Aug 17
@Happy2BeMe That is good. :)
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@poehere (17700)
• French Polynesia
18 Aug 17
I am happy for you please take care.
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@Happy2BeMe (75120)
• Canada
18 Aug 17
Thank you I will
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@thelme55 (14722)
• Germany
17 Aug 17
I am glad that you can drive again and can take liquid in you as you wanted.
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@Happy2BeMe (75120)
• Canada
18 Aug 17
Thank you
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@fazoboya (27)
17 Aug 17
My dad is no longer able to drive after having been involved in a car accident. He could have asked someone to drive him as he was going to get drunk. 'Taking a drink? Let someone take the key'
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@Happy2BeMe (75120)
• Canada
18 Aug 17
Yes that it is true. I am sorry he didn't do the right thing. I am sure he learned a valuable lesson.
@snowy22315 (49125)
• United States
17 Aug 17
Yay! I guess it makes you feel more normal to do all the things you used to do. Soon you will be back to work, and everything will be good again.
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@Happy2BeMe (75120)
• Canada
18 Aug 17
Yes it feels good to get back to normal and to have my independence back.