I’m thankful to be able to say that today I have not been all stove up the way I was last week. The Physical Therapist cut back on the severity and number of repetitions this week, so I’m only mildly sore today. I did make a point of asking her if she thought I should be asking the doctor for a blue parking sticker, and she agreed that I should. I won’t need it all the time, but for some places, like the Galleria, which is a huge multi-story mall, I’ll definitely be taking the walker, and I’ll need to be near the door.
We ate at an old Krystal’s yesterday, and I guess that’s the first time we’ve been in one in over 20 years! Luckily, I was having a good day, because the bathroom doors were not much over 20 inches wide! The sink was not much bigger than the size of a sheet of paper! It really looked like what I would imagine an airplane bathroom might look like, and definitely reminds me of the bathrooms on trains as I remember them from my childhood. So, when we got home, I found the Krystal website and complained. I had an answer from the Birmingham District Supervisor by this afternoon. It was pretty much a form letter, but it did have his phone number, etc., so I figured I’d call in a month or so and see if anything is going to be done to make those bathrooms handicap accessible.
We’ve been consciously advocating for better handicap facilities in businesses we go to for years now, never thinking that someday one of us would be needing them. Now, I’m super conscious, and very glad that I’ve been doing my part to make managers aware of what needed to be done.