This is a tough post to write.
Have you ever parked in a parking lot a noticed a car park in a handicapped spot and then saw someone who didn’t appear handicapped get out? Did you ever wonder why they had a tag?
I guess I had a stereotype of the typical person who needed a handicapped spot.
And so having a conversation with my neurologist, I was given forms for a handicapped tag.
Yup. So now I will be “that person” that I always wondered in the back of my head- “why are they parking there? Isn’t that for someone who needs it?”
Summers in Texas can get really hot. My car can heat up and get really hot. When I get overheated, then I start to feel tingling and numbness in the areas that have nerve damage.
I don’t use it everyday. I just have it for times when it gets really hot, when I would otherwise have to park a ways away and walk or carry heavy loads far (like for catering jobs, carrying food and equipment…..ect.)
I laugh at myself. The one who used to have those judemental thoughts, became the subject.