Because of my severe knee pain I can no longer go for walks around the block with my H, I cannot go on hikes and I usually average about 4-5 hours a night sleep because the pain wakes me up all night long. My knee aches, sometimes it's stabbing pain, sometimes it's dull, but it always aches. I have to take celebrex, which doesn't do much anymore. I also take tylenol during the day because I can't mix another NSAID with the celebrex. At night I take Tramadol and today I'm calling my DR to find out if I can double up. I have an appointment with my ortho to get details about having my knee replaced, but I can't have it done until Christmastime or shortly thereafter due to school committments and work committments. I'm just barely hanging in there, okay? I DO NOT LIKE TO WAX ON ABOUT THE PAIN I AM IN. I hate to sounds like a downer and a complainer. My Dr was nice enough to give me the forms for a temporary handicapped tag for my car. I don't use it all the time, but I do use it on the mornings when my knee is really bad. My limp is hardly noticeable and I don't use a cane, etc., but believe me, as I'm walking from my car to the office building, I am wincing in pain MOST DAYS. So, this guy who has a PT office in the upstairs of the building (we are downstairs and I cannot take the stairs so I have to use the elevator), actually sent a letter to the landlord of the buidling (also has an office here) complaining about ME using the handicapped parking space. He claims that I 'walk fine' and am abusing the use of the spaces. He claims that I am using the spaces when more worthy handicapped people need those spaces, in particular, his patients. When the maintenance guy brought this to my attention, well, I just went from 0-100 in less than 3 seconds, I tell you. I let out a string of words I'm ashamed of and told him to have the guy come see me personally and I'll let him have it. It doesn't help that the guy is a small guy - I called him a twerp, lol. I'm shaking I am so angry - what would you do??? Besides just keep parking there, duh, which is what I plan to do. I just hope that little sob comes up to me and says something, I may punch him. **Edited to add that the PT guy parks in the 'regular' space which is immediately next to the handicapped spaces. If he's so concerned about his patients being close to the building, why doesn't he park elsewhere so they could be closer to the building?? I went to the landlord's office and made the suggestion to make ALL the spots in front of the building handicapped only. Ha - see how he likes that!