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    A New Life

    As a woman who's lost bother her legs I just want to say to anyone who's disabled to hang on in there because life goes on and you start to reevaluate yourself. I've learned so much in the last few years. I've made far more mistakes than I should have done, but I hope I've gained...
    wheeliewoman wheeliewoman 31-35, F 5 Responses Mar 30, 2009

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    Yes I am disabled love to have lots fun

    if anyone want to talk I am there !!!!
    Rockwheelchair25 Rockwheelchair25 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 15

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    Hay just reading some posts

    and it seem like a friendly place, I suffer from invisible disabilities I have two separate heart condition. Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) I have had since I was 8 and Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) I was diagnosed last year, SVT make my heart rate jump...
    ScottLangham ScottLangham 26-30, M 4 Responses Dec 11, 2014

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    You shouldn't be perfect,

    perfect should be you
    Hollybird17 Hollybird17 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 21

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    Hi, I'm Holly I'm in a wheelchair not paralyzed

    I got sick at 6 months old they don't know what it was but they said I was gonna die by age 10 I'm 17 now I try to go forward and keep moving I would love to make friends message me if you'll like
    Hollybird17 Hollybird17 18-21, F Feb 20

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    Holy crap!! I wanted to roll over

    and I didn't wanna bother mom cause she has to drive in the morning because I have to go to the doctors in Lexington so I got everything I needed and put them on the side of the bed then I started to tug and pull for an hour and without giving up I rolled over it might not be to...
    Hollybird17 Hollybird17 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 19

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    Yes I am disabled I got hit by a car

    when I was 3 1/2 yrs. old . The car killed me when it hit me and a guy following bhind the accident revived me . I spent 14 days in aroma and when I woke up my parents told me that I spoke words from the Bible and our preacher was there to verify it . I spent half my life in...
    Wildman43055 Wildman43055 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 18

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    I had an interesting rare experience today At

    walmart today, the cashier lady was nice. I was paying for the supplies and instead of handing the change to my sister, the cashier lady came around to my side and handed me the change saying the exact amount I had left. The chashiers usually ignore me, which I don't mind since...
    divinegimp divinegimp 22-25 3 Responses Aug 1, 2014

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    I Wasnt Always Like This.

    .. k. so, i hav cancer in my brain, the docs tried to remove it and they ****** up so now I'm disabled. Sometimes I wish I died on that table... is life really worth living when people treat you as though you aren't right in the head? when you know you are never going to get any...
    BarelyAdulterated BarelyAdulterated 18-21, F 13 Responses Apr 7, 2014

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    So I have RA, so I have cronic pain,

    so my feet have deformed, so my hands are maybe 25% functional, my neck has been broken and in constant pain. Both hips, a knee, 2 vertebra have been replaced. All that and I'm still here. Stuck Stuck in a life I didn't plan. I was a wife, mother, tech and a student. Then I...
    vcallahan42 vcallahan42 56-60, F 1 Response Jun 17

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    A Fine Fall Day

    A beautiful fall Saturday. Two sorority sisters from my university days and three of my good friends are gong to hike into the woods and climb to a small summit to look at the colors. An easy climb, a terrific view. A picnic is packed, sourdough bread I baked last night, cold...
    Martha1982 Martha1982 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 19, 2013

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    Hollybird17 Hollybird17 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 22

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    There was this guy at taco bell we were

    waiting in line to give our order and he was at the side to receive his food. I looked at him mindlessly when he started signing and then said "baby girl you're cute."- or something along these lines. i just stared awkwardly away, embarrassed. I take solace in the fact that he...
    divinegimp divinegimp 22-25 3 Responses Jun 9

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    How it all came to be.

    Two years ago... I had just spent over a month at sea, alone except for my dog, Annie. The plan was to put my little Tayana in storage and fly out to take up a deckhand position aboard a schooner in the West Indies that was planning to transit the canal and venture off into...
    Triscuitan Triscuitan 26-30, M 3 Responses Aug 10, 2014

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    Helen Keller once said: Love is like a

    beautiful flower which I may not touch, but whose fragrance makes the garden a place of delight just the same. I wondered about this quote, as if she she spoke from experience on a certain type of love that she couldn't keep. What most don't know is Helen got to know romantic...
    divinegimp divinegimp 22-25 7 Responses May 1, 2014

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    A REMINDER After a terrific ski weekend at

    Thanksgiving and a wonderful blossoming friendship with someone I met on EP, I was beginning to actually consider myself as worthwhile, not just the sum of all my handicaps and deformities, when a good girlfriend, a really close girlfriend, in trying to get my attention in a...
    Martha1982 Martha1982 26-30, F 5 Responses Dec 17, 2014

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    i was in a MVA in 2008 causing alot of spinal/

    neck issues, incontience, mental health issues, heart issues, loss of a lot of feeling from about my breast bone down to the point i cant even get dressed let alone change nappies, or even be left unsupervised. Please tell friends and family to slow down on the roads, life is...
    Incontiman Incontiman 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 12

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    Am I the only one being ignored at school

    or they act like your an embarrassment they only talk to you when no one is around yeah I feel so wanted
    Hollybird17 Hollybird17 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 10

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    Hate when people say "the cute disabled girl".

    People are annoying sometimes.
    Kierstyne Kierstyne 26-30, F 4 Responses Aug 30, 2014

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    I had an accident when I was 6

    and it damaged both of my hands and the nerves in them. I struggle to grip and articulate them. It is annoying!
    Gumba1000 Gumba1000 26-30, M 3 Responses May 7

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    Whats the cure. Caring.

    So what happens. The controllers of society hide it. Why. They like slaves and fighters. How can we tell. They say life is hard but can be great. And then sedate us or lock us up. Why is life hard. Because they control it. And we let them. Because...
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 8

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    i am also disabled but you wouldn't know

    if u met me in the street or if I didn't say anything at all. because here in line the problem there are A LOT of variations of disabilities. again take me for example, I'm an author, I run my own graphic design studio, and my getting my degree in network technology. Its all how...
    DML2451 DML2451 22-25, M 1 Response May 8

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    I've worked hard the last two years.

    I was diagnosed with two immune disorders two years ago. I was in bed nearly all of the two years. Had a hysterectomy (at 23) 4 months ago. I just got off of my last narcotic. I was addicted at one point but my husband caught it quickly; he is a cop. I now work full time and I'm...
    carolinagirl116 carolinagirl116 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 20

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    I Have Spastic Diplegia

    I try not to let my disability rule my life but from time to time its good to talk with others who really understand what it is liuke getting through life with cerebral palsy. My CP mainly affects the lower part of my body causing tension in my legs. I also have some limitations...
    sandrajancis sandrajancis 26-30, F 6 Responses Dec 22, 2011

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    I Am a Disabled Veteran.

    I served my country with pride and honor,now I sit and wonder why I served at all. I was dianosed with sever PTSD,Sleep Apnea(I have and use the CPAP machine),Due to my knees,lower back,and neck problems(all as a result of either being injured or wounded in combat) I can't do...
    hillbillydaddy hillbillydaddy 36-40, M 8 Responses Dec 11, 2007

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    My Experiences

    I am disabled man. I was born in deep socialism in Poland. What is more, I was born in the Easter Monday. I was growing up normally as the other kind up till 11 month of life. One good doctor looked I walk a bit slower than the other children in this age. And..it spread out I...
    michalmos michalmos 31-35, M 7 Responses Feb 27, 2013

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    ok I am medically disabled

    and mentally disabled I have been bullied and I still get bullied I am now 22 and have been bullied since I was 5 or 6
    josephpiper josephpiper 18-21 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Disabled and Lonely

    I wish I could say that I am one of the disabled people that you see that is so outgoing and go out and enjoy life with friends. It is only a dream for me. I have ms, I am not to the point that I can not walk, but it is getting worse all the time. I do not have the strength to go...
    yoreg yoreg 51-55, F 36 Responses Oct 18, 2007

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    I'm Kimmie, 21 years old with Spina Bifida.

    I'm paralyzed from waist/down. I am looking for friends that are disabled like me :)
    Lovelybaby18 Lovelybaby18 18-21, F 7 Responses Apr 12

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    I stay at an "assisted living facility.

    " There have been times (the last couple of days included) where their wireless network was down. Since I have a mobile device dependent on wireless network, I couldn't get on EP, because my device couldn't work. Only reason I'm on now is because I am at dialysis, and on their...
    jopava jopava 56-60, M Dec 13, 2014

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    You know one of things people assume

    because one is disabled they think we have sad and lonely lives, which is far from the truth. Sure, my life may be very difficult at times and often times wrongly discriminated against but it doesn't mean I'm a sad and lonely person. I live a very happy and tranquil life which...
    divinegimp divinegimp 22-25 3 Responses Jan 12, 2014

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    In my world I'm around walking people there not

    accepting and there rude as hell but on this site I feel like I can make really good friends who won't judge me I'm so sick of sitting alone at school I wish my school and only kids in wheelchairs maybe then I won't feel like a outcast in this experience I feel normal I feel...
    Hollybird17 Hollybird17 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 23

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    Lucky..Or Not?

    I'll start at the beginning...if you nod off I'll prod you with this stick *brandishes stick*. My mother was one of the many Canadian women who took a wonder drug back in the late 1960's...it was called Thalidomide and was widely proscribed. It did everything it's creator's...
    VonKessel VonKessel 46-50, M 4 Responses Mar 4, 2013

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    Fear of a new caretaker: hello!

    I'm Star, and I have spinal muscular atrophy. I've had this my whole life and I've had no problems with it or how my life style is, but a few months ago I met the woman of my dreams. Gorgeous little skater/surfer hippie with long and soft dirty blonde hair and these piercing...
    WildStargazer WildStargazer 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 14

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    Does anyone know what you do

    when your mind is young (feels 16 but 34) and your body is old ( feels 65 at least). Also, what your suppose to do with all the guilt of ruining your husbands' life. He is the love of my life!!! We are coming up on our 15th year anniversary and the 5th year of me being disable...
    lillyanna1980 lillyanna1980 31-35, F 3 Responses Jun 10

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    A Summary Of My Life Story

    I am a 43 year old female and was born a little person with dislocated hips. I am the only LP in my family; therefore, I was not raised around any other LPs. I manage rather well despite my small stature (3'9"). I am the baby of the family and I was the only one to graduate high...
    TynyWonder TynyWonder 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 29, 2012

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    Hollybird17 Hollybird17 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 22

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    Converted Converted 46-50, M Apr 21

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    Being A Kid And Being Disabled.

    I am a 14 year old girl, my name is Meg and I am currently fighting an illness that attacks my nervous system and joints. I can no longer walk, i am wheelchair bound, and my hands are strapped up. I have an operation coming up on the 10th October to try and fix my left hand...
    Meg1608 Meg1608 13-15, F 5 Responses Oct 5, 2012

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    How things went... (after EP Link ) Since I

    couldn't sleep, I was at work well before dawn. Keeping busy keeps me sane when I just can't stop the pure overload of thoughts from consuming my mind. At 09:00 I kept glancing at my watch so much, I was driving myself mad. I must have stuck myself three times with a needle...
    Triscuitan Triscuitan 26-30, M 3 Responses Sep 13, 2014

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    My Nephew did another cute thing recently.

    We arrived at our house from shopping. My mother was getting out grandma first. So I was just waiting in the car. My little nephew opens the door and pushes my wheelchair really close to the car and tries to help me out. Mom came back and helped me out of the car letting my...
    divinegimp divinegimp 22-25 Jul 29, 2014

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    The mood disorder hit.

    Before the muscle disorder. Then heart attacks. While smoking. And on seroquel. Me thought cigs caused attacks. Me thought muscle disorder at birth. Because doctors said. But then seroquel got sued. Me was denied. But another miner won. And told me of...
    Converted Converted 46-50, M Apr 23

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    Hey You

    Yes, you, stop being unhappy with yourself. you are perfect. stop wishing you looked like someone else or wishing peopel liked you as much as they like someone else. stop trying to get attention from those who hurt you. stop hating your body, your face, your personality, your...
    DeafSocial DeafSocial 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 9, 2012

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    I may be disabled,but i'm not lonely

    and desperate . I won't date just anybody who comes in and messages my box, I don't think I have plans to date anyone on here.-_-
    divinegimp divinegimp 22-25 1 Response Jul 14, 2014

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    I keep thinking about a certain conversation

    I had with mother a few days ago. She was talking about the possibilities of when my twin sister marries and I asked why doesn't she ever talk about the possibility of me marrying and having children? Why does she always talk like if I'll always live with my sisters etc...
    divinegimp divinegimp 22-25 6 Responses Oct 9, 2014

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    Or... so I'm classified.

    .. but, I'm looking for other physically disabled people. I'm thinking about starting a website for us, and making all kinds of connections for various reasons. let me know your disability! Thanks!
    AlwaysPersevere71 AlwaysPersevere71 41-45, M 3 Responses Jul 7, 2014

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