This past Fall Semester, which started about two weeks after a longer stay in the hospital, I went in to get a temporary handicapped parking pass for difficulty walking, fatigue, and the need to be near a bathroom. It's really helped me for being able to actually get out and get some normal, routine things done during the day.
My question is about renewing it..It expires in February so I'm thinking 'If I'm better then there is absolutely no way that I am going to use that.' It really makes me sick when people take those passes when they don't need them because their perfectly healthy selves are too lazy to move one foot in front of the other a few extra yards.
My main concern is that my ability to walk around and stomach activity change so much so that sometimes I don't need it(and refuse to use it in those times) and then sometimes I do...and that I'll decide against it and end up having to park really far away from class on my campus, which is HUGE, and end up hurting myself just to get to class. They do have what is called the T-Bus for students registered with the Office of Disabilities, but it only goes to certain locations and takes at least 15 minutes which I really don't have. Attendance is pretty strict in many of the classes, as well it should be.
I don't ever want to be that person who applies for something like a handicapped sticker when I don't need it. I'm just having trouble deciding whether or not to ask my doctor today about it because I have this feeling that I may need it but don't want to ask if I don't right now. I know it might be wise to plan ahead but I am also very conscious about appearances in this case. I feel like I have a pretty good relationship with my doctor and don't want to ruin it by coming off as someone who is lazy and wanting to take advantage of their status as ill by making it out to be worse than it really is. The only thing is that I have had accidents at certain times and other days wake up with absolutely no energy at all.
In any case, any input would be really appreciated.
20 years old, Diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's and Colitis in May of 2008.
Prednisone 30 mg, pentasa 2 pills 4x a day, bentyl as needed, prilosec in the morning, tandem plus, humira every other week, and good probiotics.
Surgery for ectopic pregnancy most likely the result of severe Crohn's inflammation in July of 2008.
Attempting the specific carbohydrate diet. Cheated once for Christmas.
"He who has a why to live for can bear with almost any how."