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temporary handicap tag?

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  1. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    how hard is it to get one? Should I bother? Would the doctor's office just give me one?
     

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  2. amateur

    amateur Turbo Monkey

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    Depends on how much pain you're in. What did you do? When I tore the cartilage in my knee, I got one. The doc's office just gave me one
     
  3. robdamanii

    robdamanii OMG! <3 Tom Brady!

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    Speak to your doc about it, and they'll most likely grant you the wish while you're on crutches.
     
  4. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    I'm having ACL reconstruction next week.

    Did you have to do anything special or did you just ask the doctor and he has some in his office?
     
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    Total Heckler Beer and Bike Enthusiast

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    I had one when I broke my ankle. Just ask then and they will give you great parking for months!
     
  6. Special K

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    When I broke my femur last year, I asked my doctor and he said sure. I got a doctor's note and then went to the DMV and got a 6 month pass. This was in CT -- it might be different in other states. It made such a difference during the holiday season!!
     
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    sanjuro Tube Smuggler

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    Just park in a handicap spot. No one cares...
     
  8. Echo

    Echo crooked smile

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    It probably depends on state/local regulations. I doubt every state has the same criteria for getting a handicapped tag.
     
  9. johnbryanpeters

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    Get the surgery done and see what happens. You may or may not find that you need/want a permit.
     
  10. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    i suppose so. Ego-wise, i don't want a permit. I'd like to not use crutches either, but that seems dumb.
     
  11. johnbryanpeters

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    I got into all this complicated planning lunacy right after I broke my arm in June - I was going to re-rig bikes for riding one-handed, blah, blah...

    Turned out I could get on just fine with very minor adjustments to my habits. Rode a lot one-handed without fiddling the bikes.

    My problem was that I was imagining what life was going to be like instead of just experiencing at as it presented itself.

    Do what works for you.

    J