I get quite a few invitations to Disneyland every year. And I’m always really popular during Christmas shopping season. I know that I’m super fun to hang out with — and maybe I’m being skeptical here — but I have a feeling that my blue disabled person parking placard might have something to do with it.
Not that I blame anyone for inviting me; I know those lines at Disneyland can get really long!
Yes, there are some perks of having that blue placard. If you have one, you know. But if you’re like me and your disease is invisible most of the time, then you probably also know the major disadvantage: dealing with strange looks, and occasional rude comments, from people in the parking lot who see you get out of the car and walk toward your destination like anyone else.
What they can’t see is how I feel inside, whether it’s my heavy legs, aching body or throbbing head. Sometimes it’s my immediate need to pee, something that could happen if my bladder implant isn’t Continue reading