1st seizure driving ban

Discussion in 'Australian Truckers Forum' started by Scott909, Dec 4, 2017.

  1. Scott909

    Scott909 Bobtail Member

    Dec 4, 2017
    G day
    I had a blackout /fainted at shopping mall woke up paramedics escorted to ambulance taken to WAGGA hospital.
    Spent 3 days ccu. MRI CTG X-RAYS ECG EEG all the tests.
    Hospital staff great very professional sort of made me feel important.
    Upon discharge neurologist informs me that being a truckie(mc) , the devastating news not being able/allowed behind the wheel for 5 years...
    It's been 2 weeks and my heads in a spin.
    Im 47 and you know u can't teach old dogs aye!
    I'm due for review in cupla weeks hoping to hear good health cause that's how I feel.
    Anyone else out there feel me , surely they can't do this over a one off event.
    Tumut NSW
  2. Jazz1

    Jazz1 Road Train Member

    May 7, 2012
    Thunder Bay On
    Sounds like you are relocating to dispatch, health and safety or some other desk pilot position
    Loss of conscious is serious.
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  3. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

    Mar 5, 2016
    White County, Arkansas
    All I can say is make ready for the billing office. MRI's here in the states start at 16000 for one hour when I had the two in my case. But not for seizures.

    Im pretty sure you can appreciate and respect the reason why there is a ban for driving with that sort of health problem in your history. I also encourage you to consider that 47 is not the end of the world. You can learn new things to do.

    But it seems you are hit really hard in the mind right now. I suggest you rest easy and decompress a few weeks. You are probably going to be reassigned to a desk work or dismissed.
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  4. Scott909

    Scott909 Bobtail Member

    Dec 4, 2017
    Thank u for ur feedback mate.
    Yes, I'm sure the bank gonna take a hit, though_(taken for granted)
    we do have Medicare which covers % of certain things.

    I do appreciate reasoning by authorities in regard to seizures.
    But a 5year blanket ban for heavy vehicle whereas 6 month for car/passenger.
    I love what I do and proud to provide the family.
    But your right mate I've taken it hard.
    I will rest easy and "decompress" a few weeks.
    Safe journeys trucka...
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