I Am Disabled

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    I have Cerebral Palsy in my left leg.

    My left arm is weaker than my right. I can no longer run very far. But my CP doesn't bother me anymore. People finally don't tease me about it. I also have Disgenerative Disc Disease. This means that two of my discs in my L4 and L5 are tearing and shrinking. I'm in constant...
    noaht43 noaht43
    46-50, T
    1 Response Jul 27, 2015

    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
    4 Responses May 7, 2015

    Iam disabled and when time goes by ive been

    told by doctors that I will end up useing a wheelchair fulltime right now I only got to use it sometimes but on saying that I use it most days I wish I could take up running but I cant due to legs and my back I love to go swimming most days its like the other day I went...
    Joanne181 Joanne181
    18-21, F
    10 Responses Dec 20, 2015

    Hi I'm Chris, I'm 29.

    From Wisbech, Cambridgeshire. I have Spina Bifida, Hydrocephalus and Sleep Apnea.
    Christuner666 Christuner666
    31-35, M
    Jan 31, 2016
    burnner burnner
    61-65, M
    2 Responses Sep 29, 2015

    I have a luring disabled I'm into special

    Olympics I do bowling, basketball and swimming for special Olympics and it's fun you get to meet new friends from different cities in Washington state
    bandit5320 bandit5320
    31-35, M
    Jul 19, 2015

    Hi I'm from Wisbech, Cambridgeshire

    and I have spina bifida, hydrocephalus and sleep apnea
    Christuner666 Christuner666
    31-35, M
    1 Response Sep 24, 2015

    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
    39 Responses Oct 18, 2007

    Hi my name is Ron, I am looking

    for a female pen pal. I like to write letters and joke around. I am 63 years young. My cousin takes care of me. I live in California in the Bay Area. I have been in a wheel chair since I was 16 from a motorcycle accident. I am a pretty happy guy. I feel a bit isolated, even...
    Limpalong Limpalong
    61-65, M
    Mar 2, 2016

    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, 2015

    I am 34 yrs old and have been considered

    disabled my whole life, I was born 3 month to early, had a lot of medical problems. I am mentally disabled with Major depressive disorder, P.T.S.D due to severe Sexual Abuse, mild mental Retardation and a learning disability. I have spinal stenosis and degenerative disk disease...
    babyleeindiapers babyleeindiapers
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Jan 12, 2016

    I became disabled after being

    as the state says victim but I like to say survivor of criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature, intent to kill, and kidnapping. Its so hard when in two days everything you worked for so hard in your life feels taken away.
    ashchris ashchris
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Aug 20, 2014

    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
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jun 10, 2015

    Sucks when u tell someone you're disabled

    and you're on social security and they assume you're a loser but sorry to sound like a downer I just wish other folks would be nicer to people who are disabled
    deleted deleted
    5 Responses Sep 28, 2015

    I am physically and mentally disabled.

    I have a spinal anomaly birth defect, degenerative disc and joint disease, rheumatoid and osteoarthritis, elhers-danlos, fibromyalgia, lupus, endomitriosis, neurapathy, carpal tunnel and chronic migraines, psychogenic seizures, dissociative Identity disorder, bipolar...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Aug 13, 2015

    I need some advice. In a week I'm planning

    to go to the beach and it'll be the first time since I've been in the wheelchair. I use a catheter 24/7 but since I wanna wear shorts I think it'll be weird for other people at the beach if they see it. So my question is what should I do to keep the catheter hidden when im in...
    HoneyDoneDone89 HoneyDoneDone89
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Aug 30, 2015

    I Know Who I Am.

    When I lost my leg I began to asky myself questions and I got back some surprising answers. I kept thinking about what people thought of me and I concluded that this was stupid. To hell with what people react to me. That's their problem. I'm still going to enjoy life. I've also...
    missali missali
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Mar 30, 2009

    Hi I'm Chris, I'm 29.

    From Wisbech, Cambridgeshire. I have Spina Bifida, Hydrocephalus and Sleep Apnea
    Christuner666 Christuner666
    31-35, M
    Nov 2, 2015

    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
    3 Responses Dec 17, 2014

    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
    61-65, F
    1 Response Jun 17, 2015

    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
    Jul 29, 2014

    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
    1 Response Jul 14, 2014

    I'm a C2-4 quadriplegic from an auto accident

    10 years ago. Would love to chat with others
    BellaR28 BellaR28
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jul 12, 2015

    Disabled Mind

    I don't have any physical disabilities but i feel like i am disabled by my mind. Nobody can see i have a problem without knowing me and without talking to me. Sometimes i can't hide the fact i have problems because I think and believe strange things ... other times i see things...
    deadinsideout deadinsideout
    31-35, F
    7 Responses Sep 21, 2013

    People who make fun of others

    who are mentally disabled or physically disabled are morons
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Sep 10, 2015
    Christuner666 Christuner666
    31-35, M
    Apr 16, 2016

    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
    3 Responses Aug 1, 2014

    Disabled But Denied

    Yesterday I got the LETTER OF DENIAL!!!!My heart sank and all I could do was cry as I read they know my condition won't allow me to work as i have but I can find substantial employment. I have worked all my life, when I was a kid I worked in the bean fields to help my Mama buy...
    mommaceitta mommaceitta
    51-55, F
    8 Responses Jan 25, 2012

    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
    22-25, F
    7 Responses Apr 7, 2014

    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
    5 Responses May 1, 2014

    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
    26-30, M
    2 Responses May 8, 2015

    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
    2 Responses Apr 12, 2015

    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...
    deleted deleted
    7 Responses Feb 27, 2013
    peapot69 peapot69
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Dec 23, 2015

    I am a t-8 to t-12 paraplegic

    who has had necrotizing pneumonia, collapsed right lung, and 106.9 temp. But does anyone know how to go about feeling things with my feet again since I still have that mindset from when I was walking?
    Pittfan82 Pittfan82
    31-35, M
    1 Response Aug 30, 2015

    Lonely & Dating Services & Physically Disabled

    Ever sence I was 18ish (I'm 37 now) I have used dating sites as a means t meet people.  Being disabled in the real world means females you are intrested in romantically avoid you like the plague.  I have tested this notion and found it to be true oh about 100% of the time...
    hazlema hazlema
    36-40, M
    22 Responses Feb 14, 2011

    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
    31-35, M
    3 Responses Sep 13, 2014

    It's true. I have been

    since 2010, due to some weird autoimmune issues that are fairly uncommon, and to a hip replacement in 2012 after seven months of a broken hip the year before. I am still trying to get used to the fact that it all happened, and trying to learn how to live life with my legs not...
    thecraziestpanda thecraziestpanda
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Nov 19, 2015

    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
    31-35, M
    3 Responses Aug 10, 2014

    I have CP and seizure disorder I am 34

    and come on hear to make friends my CP is Moderate to severe as I can't walk at all I am looked after by my parents and need help love to hear from other like me battling with disabilities like me
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Sep 17, 2015

    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
    6 Responses Oct 9, 2014

    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
    2 Responses Jul 2, 2015
    liljake53 liljake53
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Sep 22, 2015

    My name is Nic I am disabled I am 34 years old

    born with multiple disability CP Seizures and Incontence happy to chat to people back on hear now
    Nic1981 Nic1981
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Jan 4, 2016

    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
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Jun 20, 2015

    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

    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

    My disability is hidden.

    That's what they call it. A hidden disability. I can walk and talk. But my pancreas doesn't work. I am a type one diabetic. I have an insulin pump. I have to attach it to my bra each morning and each night. I have to inject a cannula every other day and a line to carry the...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Apr 11, 2016

    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
    3 Responses Jan 12, 2014

    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
    3 Responses Mar 4, 2013

    I use to work til 2005

    when my doctors kick me out of the work force.. I didn't choose it .. I have degernative disc problems.. so when I have surgery then i can go back to work but for now I am disable and it sucks not enough money to pay the bills and food.. yes people do judge me cuz of the...
    eyeamalive eyeamalive
    51-55, F
    3 Responses Oct 28, 2015

    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
    22-25, F
    6 Responses Apr 12, 2015

    And you know the worst part?

    I did it to myself. I mean, I was sick to begin with. I will believe that until I die. But in 2010, I had been working in Augusta, GA, and I was on antidepressants for some things that had happened in 2008. I ran out of meds, so I went cold turkey and stopped taking them. And...
    thecraziestpanda thecraziestpanda
    26-30, M
    1 Response Mar 7, 2016
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