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Anyone here dealing with peripheral neuropathy?

Neuropathy | Last Active: May 15 6:18pm | Replies (2725)

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Sophia86, I hate to sound so negative, but I've never heard of anyone recovering from the nerve damage of neuropathy, especially when you've had it for so long. When I lost feeling in both legs and feet last year, I had to stop driving, but was determined to find a way to get back to driving. My answer is the Kempf electronic hand controls that I had installed on my little Prius C. Since getting back the car with the Kempf equipment in late July, I've driven almost 2,000 miles, including a roundtrip from Springfield, MO, to Rochester, MN. My advice is to get a doctor to prescribe a Driving Evaluation. From there, you decide what will work for you. I found that the mechanical equipment I tried was not the answer for me, but when I tried the electronic equipment, I found it so intuitive that I was comfortable with it after five minutes. It's expensive, but so very worth it. The photo shows the new equipment on my car. Incidentally, I'm 80 years old.

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John direxcted me to your post.
I have neuropathy and my doctors told me I can no longer drive.
I am thinking of retrofitting my car with hand controls.
Can you please tell me how I go about having it done?
You mentioned getting a drivng eval. Is that for insurance to help pay?
You also mentioned different kinds.
Lastly, if it is not too personal, what was the cost?
I understand that they type and year of car, as well as where I live will have an impact on the cost.
It's OK is you do not want to reveal that info, or, if you like, you can PM me.
Thank you!
Ronnie (GRANDMAr)