If you have to travel quite a distance, and it sounds like you will have to, is it possible to hire an ambulance to get you home or some type of medical transport? If they do your lumbar spine first I would start calling around to find out. I laid across the back seat of our Sable to get home from the hospital. It was only 25 miles and it was NOT fun. It was impossible to explain to people that it wasn't that I did not want to sit up, it was that I could not sit up. Absolutely no way. With your additional problems the doctors should be able to vouch for you in needing help afterward. Maybe insurance could help with that. Do not plan on sitting for awhile after the surgery. My neurosurgeon didn't warn me about this part and it made me angry. I hope I'm a weirdo and your case is different. But, I do want you to be warned.
Thank you, SK. I love the Pacifica's. What a beautiful car. I bet it is a smooth ride.
After my rheum appt on Tuesday, I am going to seek out a cognitive psychologist. I'm not sure what that means in regards to my driving. Not even sure what they do. I know they won't cure fog! I want to talk with some professionals before giving up driving completely. Because I live in the sticks and my two grand child families are hours from me in opposite directions I really do want to seek some help with this. I can physically do it. Once I'm in my car, I'm good and usually pretty comfortable. My husband got me a GMC Yukon two years ago, it's a 2007 with all the bells and whistles. I've wanted to sell it up until now. I realize it's a bit extravagant and has really stretched our budget, but I'm not going to find anything more comfortable and secure. When I do have family in the car it feels safe. Besides that, it's just like my daughters, they're black, and we look like the presidential motorcade when we're driving together! LOL! Like yours I've got all my controls at my hands.
But, for now, I'm going to take the bus to Emily's and Ashley's when I go. In fact Em is coming here next week for a change! Plus there is no driving I have to do that's in busy traffic and I have some really special friends I can call on if I do have to go somewhere intense.