Post Edited (MMMNAVY) : 6/29/2008 8:15:43 PM (GMT-6)
I typically don't need the closer parking but sometimes I do. I would think a Dr would help you if you felt you needed it.
my last job the company did not have enough parking. We had to sometimes park a couple buildings away. it was far and I live near Chicago, IL and it was bitterly cold sometimes. It sometimes took me a long time to walk cause my joints just hurt so badly. I have been flaring so I was hurting real bad. I almost got a handicap parking sign then so i could take one of those spaces right in front of the building. instead I got to work early to get a close space. (must have been my stupid pride) in hind sight I should have asked for the handicap sign.... I was in real pain and it was hard to walk that far over ice and snow in the cold. I could have gotten hurt easily. especially if I needed to use the restroom!
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Just tonight I went into a handicap stall that said, reserved for disabled people, so not use if other stalls are available. Well, I'll tell you, go on prednisone, gain 70 lbs and you won't be able to fit in those tiny stalls. I would say that I was too big to wipe you know where because of the pred weight gain and that was 30 lbs ago. I am also currently filing under ADA because my boss doesn't think I am disabled, so I have to prove it. I invited her into the restroom with me, but she declined. She also was prompt in telling me that she had her cancer (chemo) treatments during summer break. I told her that I didn't have that option and that I was receiving treatment every six weeks due to my chronic illness. I am so tired of having to prove to crazies that I am sick. I guess gaining 70 lbs in 4 months didn't prove a thing. AAAAHHHHHH
Kgirlie - PS I will continue to use any stall I want, single, disabled, or family so HAHA and if I get questioned I will be happy to show off a hemmoroid (sp wrong) or two
Kgirlie - PS I will continue to use any stall I want, single, disabled, or family so HAHA and if I get questioned I will be happy to show off a hemmoroid (sp wrong)