I am glad to hear that you got a handicap parking card, I have had one for a number of years, you know it really is a blessing to have one, to be able to park up closer and not have to hobble all the way across the parking lot to get to your car! When I hurt really bad I often use the carts in the stores, not every time but allot of the time, I know one time before I was being treated for my sleep apnea, I was in a Meijer store and I fell asleep while riding in one of those carts and I ran into the end of an isle display boy was that ever embarrassing! Also a wake up call better happening in one of those carts than driving a care. Anyway those carts sure making shopping easier! Congratulations Scarred!!! I am really envious of your weight loss, I wish I could lose that much plus an extra 20 pounds! Quitting smoking is a real tough one to do, I did that one many many years ago, and I never said I quit or was a non-smoker till I went an entire year without smoking! I tried many many times before I was successful, just take it one day at a time! I do wish you all the luck in the world with doing it! I do hope you succeed, I do give you all my support!
Good Luck to You Scarred!
Moderator Chronic Pain
After spending nearly 22 1/2 years in the USAF, I retired in Sept, 1991. I then went back to school and became a licensed RN in 1994, and I worked on Oncology and then a Med Surg Unit, I became disabled in late 1999 and was approved SSD in early 2002!-- DDD, With herniated Disk at T-12 and L4-5. C5-C6 ACDF in Sep 2009, C6-C7 ACDF in Mar 1985, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!) Medications:Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV I am White Beard with a White Beard!