Hi Tulip. I had a hemorragic stroke in November 2018 and had my first seizure about 5 months after, but didnt know what it was at the time. I was on a plane flying to Canada. I had one more a few days later and jus put it down to jet lag. In August I had a bad one, which was preceded by a black out and after that I was diagnosed with post stroke seizures and put on anti-epileptic medication. I kept having them and the dose was increased. From November to March 2020 i was seizure free, but after getting COVID i had 2 more.
You definitely can't drive and must surrender your licence tothe DVLA. You also have to be seizure free for a year althoughbyou can start the application process at 10 months. Your form has to be validated byyour GP or consultant. I was getting to thatbpoint in February, but had another small one of 1st January. It is a real nuisance as I live in the countryside. However, as the out of hours doctor asked if I had been driving would I have been in control. The answer was probably not and the thought of causing an accident is just too horrible to think of. So I know how frustrating it is and how my husband is getting fed up of having to drive me places, but I have to believe the alternative is worse.
The positive is walking more and the savings that come from not running a car. In fact I gave my car to my daughter so thatI didn't have to see it just sitting on the driveway!