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7 o'clock a.m. in Houston Traffic


shelley

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Well, I was so excited, so nervous, so careful, so nauseus all because I was going to DRIVE through TRAFFIC in HOUSTON to my hospital! Aargh! I had been driving in the suburbs for 6 months. Had some near misses, but nothing like this.

 

I really thought things through. I was going to park on the east side of the apartment instead of the north side because the ignition doesn't work right. The night before, every 2 hours I was awake, looking at the clock thinking it was time. I looked at Mapquest, Yahoo, and Google to study the directions and photos of the hospital (even through I've been there many times with family). It said leave 45 minutes to get there, so i gave it 2 hours! All these for one thing-I had to drive myself. Completely, myself.

 

I DID IT! Clap-Hands.gif I went slow and I thought that guadian angels were behind me, going slow. I was estatic.

 

I made it.

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Hi Shelley, sounds like you organized yourself well and it all worked out. Well done. When Ray had the first stroke in 1990 we were away in his car, I had not driven for a while, we were in a strange place and it was scary! Like you I just summoned up my courage and did what had to be done.

 

Sue.

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Shelly:

 

:congrats: more you drive alone, more confident you will feel. I first drove alone to go to library, it felt so great :)

 

Asha

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Hi Shelley, sounds like you organized yourself well and it all worked out. Well done. When Ray had the first stroke in 1990 we were away in his car, I had not driven for a while, we were in a strange place and it was scary! Like you I just summoned up my courage and did what had to be done.

 

Sue.

Well. You have Courage. Bless you.

 

shelley

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You go, Girl! clapW4.gifI used to live in Houston. As a matter of fact I was treated at Memorial Hermann when I had my strokes and even though people say I'm brave (family says my last words will be Hey Bubba! Hold my beer and watch this!) there is no way anyone would catch me even attempting to drive in Houston!

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Congrats Shelley! I admit I still do not drive on expressways. My biggest worry is other drivers. I do find the drivers in the suburbs tend to not try to save 30 seconds of time as drivers in cities (I live in Chicago suburbs) tend to do. Therefore it is much saner. More power to you!

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Hey Shelly,

 

Glad you made the trip in Houston. I'm from Houston born and raised off I45 and Little York, north side. My wife refuses to drive through Houston going to New Orleans. The traffic is fast and many cutting in and out and driving 70mph.

 

You did what you had to do and are still alive and no hospitalization needed. Good job but 7am, noon and rush hour traffic is there again in the evening even on Sundays. Insurance is extremely high and accidents happen everyday and the 18 wheelers too! So be very careful anytime you are behind the wheel, OK?

Fred!

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Shelley: that sounds like the kind of prep I have to do when going into the city with Bruce for any reason, and I am not a stroke victim-lol. I applaud your courage, stamina, preparation; but mostly in your faith in yourself to do it! Hip Hip Hoorah! Debbie

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