good thread as i was just thinking to myself the other day if i should get one for those times when i cannot possibly park super far away.
i luv walking. i usually go on 2 hour beach walks every weekend and at least a half hour every day. but since this flare, as soon as i get to the driveway i find myself running back in the house to go to the can.
a few times the last 2 weeks alone, i have gone out and on the way back to my car, i have had to run back in to a toilet and didnt make it. crappy to say the least. i find it hard to walk as i am hunched over in pain.
i think i might apply for one over here in oz for emergencies or if the only parking is super duper too far away for me to cope.
and eva lou, i do think you are in the minority cuz i have definitely been handicapped by this disease. as i am sure others have too. and im not talking about
crapping our pants. im talking about
the debilitating aspects of it that make it hard to move, walk, function etc... or even live without major hard painkillers. i have been in situations where i had to be helped by 2 people to get where i was going. thats a handicap imo.
so, you might not be handicapped but some of us may be (even though it might only be temporary)
plus, there are so many people out there with less debilitating problems with handicapped signs, so why not. if you need it use it. thats what its for. and if you dont need it, then dont use it.
steph - 32 - female - UC since 2000
currently flaring again.. grrr! (triggered by stress - grrr)
mesalazine granules 3g x1 a day (much nicer than a million tablets a day)
enteric coated fish oil -omega 3 (so they get all the way to my colon)
vitamin D3 x1 a day
prednisolone 25mg x1 a day (ick ick and did i say ick?)
tumeric capsules x3 a day