It has been way too long since i lasted blogged about things. I feel like i have been so busy fighting battles this year and it has really started to make things so complicated. I got notice just before Thanksgiving that the state of Texas is revoking my drivers license for the black out while driving back in June which i blogged about. I was involved in a car accident and did not realize that i had hit anyone. No was injured but it did involve me being chased by several very angry cops who thought i was high on drugs or drunk. I really wish that my doctor had discussed with me testing before driving during all the years of me being a diabetic i have not had one doctor event suggest that i do. I had never had a friend or heard much about hypoglycemia unawareness until it happened to me. I am quite anxious about an up coming hearing to try and save my drivers license.
I am fortunate that my ex fiance is an attorney who i can call at anytime with a legal issue. He has been so great about all this craziness i call my life. I found out that the hearing is with a Justice of the peace and is a very informal type of hearing where i can personally plead my case. I do have advice and what to say during the hearing which im sure will help. My case is somewhat complicated so i know this has really tested my patience in every sense of the word. I was and still some what scared if they take my drivers license. I am single Diabetic women who’s whole freedom is some what attached to my freedom to drive. I am fortunate that if i did lose it there is a decent transit system in place. The hard part would be to justify my car payment and insurance on something you are not able to use.
I did at the time realize the seriousness of the situation and made great improvements in my personal diabetic care since that incident. I got an insulin pump and continue to fight to get a CGMS for the pump. The first pump i had malfunctioned and i did not catch that it was not working and almost died. I conquered my fears and gave an insulin pump another chance.I test around 10-16 times a day to catch as many lows as possible. I test every time i drive. If i drive over an hour i pull over and test again. I always carry two meters and have a back up one in the car and always have glucose and icing in the car. I don’t want to injure or cause anyone else harm. I hold myself very accountable every time i get im my car. I have learned so much from this experience and want to share it with everyone. I feel like if i help stop one person from getting into the situation i was in i accomplished my goal of getting the word out. I know everyone thinks that it cannot happen to them but i have to say it defiantly can. I have my fingers crossed and a back up plan if the hearing is not going well. I will ask for a hearing with my attorney present if they want to revoke it. Then i will bring in my attorney. I am hoping that it will not have to go to that point. I am just going to plead the facts to them and hope all goes well. The ironic part of this is that there is people out there that have 3 or 4 dui’s and still driving.