Yeh...drove again after almost 8 weeks...

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I have always driven a manual car......this has been a real disadvantage not having an automatic, after having my left foot done. Organising lifts for my kids and myself all this time. My physio last week said as long as I was only pushing,the clutch with the ball of my foot I couldn't do any damage.  He was right once again.....although my foot is still swollen and uncomfortable, driving makes it no worse than walking a bit of a distance .......really appreciate this independence after not.  This has certainly taught my patience like nothing else...

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    Yes, Fran, me too.  Patience that I never knew I had.
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    congratulations! That must have felt fantastic after 2 months of depending on others for rides.

    I'm encouraged to hear of your success as I also have a manual car and had a bunionectomy on my leftfoot almost 7 weeks ago. I'm hoping I'll be able to drive next week - oh, to have that freedom again soon :-)

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    Well I overdid it didn't i.......drove last week short trips ok. Then I had to drive my girls to baseball last Friday night in peak hour ...we live in Sydney so serious traffic. Too much foot is ok but has been aching and the pins and needles go almost  up to my knee instead of just my foot. Damn that clutch pedal....
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    Aw, I'm sorry to hear you are having pain. Not like you could have turned back though!

    I'm 7 weeks post-Chevron and tried the clutch last Wed. NO WAY could I have driven then - ouch. Tried again today (Sat) and although I didn't turn the car on, it didn't hurt so am very encouraged. I would not have tried if you hadn't posted that you were driving, so thanks again!

    Hope tomorrow is a better day for you.

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