Being a Real Estate Attorney on Long Island without relying on a car is like being in New Jersey Government without relying on corruption. It just doesn't happen. I've done the best that I can. The problem is not lack of ability, but lack of confidence. I can still do most of the things that I did before, except there is a section of my mind that doesn't believe that I can.
It is a weird disease. when the symptoms first appeared I described it as a loss of instincts. Just imagine if you had to think about everything that you had previously instinctively done. That's the way it felt. You still know how to do everything, but you question whether you're doing it right.
It also has strangely effected my sense of direction. If I exit a building in Manhattan, I invariably head the wrong way. It's gotten to the point where if I think that I should go one way, I go the opposite.
But today was different. Today I was comfortable behind the wheel. I don't know why, but there are good days and bad days. I have some control over it. The more that I exercise the better I feel. I feel better in cool weather. Other times I just feel fine. It doesn't help my sense of direction. This morning I headed for Long Island, I writing this in Iowa.