I tend to put things off. I don't know why I do this, I don't want to, but it is a very bad habit I am in. Four years ago when I needed to have my handicapped placard renewed, I brought it with me when I took my son to have his sports physical. His doctor wouldn't/couldn't do it for me so, I asked if I could see my doctor just to have him sign the form. I was told that he wouldn't sign it without me making an appointment. I clarified for them that I just needed him to sign the document stating that I am still disabled. Nope, they wouldn't do it unless I made an appointment. This perplexed me but, then I realized that the doc's kids probably needed some new shoes. So, I made the appointment and went back the next day. I was a woman with HUGE attitude in that doctor's appointment let me tell you. I wouldn't let them do anything. The nurse wanted to take my blood pressure, NOPE; listen to my heart and lungs, NOPE; weigh me, NOPE, get my heart rate, NOPE! I was there so that the doctor could see that my leg did not grow back so that he could sign my form. I realize that it was not the nurses fault, but I had a point to make. So here I am four years later and seven days after my handicap placard expired. Knowing the past error of my ways, I made a doctor appointment (by the way I switched doctors after that!) I went to the doctor yesterday, I let the nurse do all of her duties, she asked me if the doctor was going to need to do any type of special exam to renew my placard. I looked at her and stated, I don't think so, it's pretty obvious that my leg has not grown back. She chuckled in embarrassment and left me waiting for the doctor to come in. When he came in we took care of some of my other concerns and then I started talking to him about my application for a handicap placard. He told me he would sign whatever I needed and that there was no need for any discussion on the matter. That whether I felt I needed it or not I should have it. He was in disbelief of what happened last time and told me to stop procrastinating. So, today I will put my application in the mail and hope that I get my placard within the week to ten days that I have been told it takes. In the meantime, I will be parking in regular parking spaces. Moral of the story, don't put off today what should have been done three months ago!
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A bit about me:
I am who I am thanks to God, my parents, my family, and my friends. My life is driven by faith. Oh, and I am a cancer survivor.