You've gone through the medical wringer sir. Hope things go well for you. DonI have a handicapped license plate on one of my cars. It was given to me when I was recovering from quintuple bypass surgery, followed by double knee replacement surgery. I expected to get a temporary placard, but the State gave me the permanent license plate. Most days I park in regular parking spots because I am doing OK. Some days I lack the energy to walk a great distance and on those days I use the handicapped spots. My other car, primarily driven by my wife, has regular plates.