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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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    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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    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...
    thecutestpanda thecutestpanda 26-30, M 5 Responses Nov 19, 2015

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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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    burnner burnner 56-60, M 2 Responses Sep 29, 2015

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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 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 26-30 1 Response Sep 17, 2015

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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 2 Responses Apr 12, 2015

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    Hi I'm Chris, I'm 29.

    From Wisbech, Cambridgeshire. I have Spina Bifida, Hydrocephalus and Sleep Apnea
    Christuner666 Christuner666 26-30, M Nov 2, 2015

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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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    Hi I'm from Wisbech, Cambridgeshire

    and I have spina bifida, hydrocephalus and sleep apnea
    Christuner666 Christuner666 26-30, M 2 Responses Sep 24, 2015

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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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    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 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

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    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 23 Responses Feb 14, 2011

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    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

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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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    Hi I'm Chris, I'm 29.

    From Wisbech, Cambridgeshire. I have Spina Bifida, Hydrocephalus and Sleep Apnea.
    Christuner666 Christuner666 26-30, M Jan 31

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    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 46-50, F 4 Responses Oct 28, 2015

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    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 3 Responses Jan 12

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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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    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

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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 4 Responses Jun 10, 2015

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    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 14 Responses Dec 20, 2015

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    They should give us two towns.

    We could prove they are the disabled.
    JustBipolarMe JustBipolarMe 46-50, M Sep 29, 2015

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    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 26-30, F 7 Responses Sep 21, 2013

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    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

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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 22-25, F 13 Responses Apr 7, 2014

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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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    How many want to hurt others.

    How many dont. Do the donts have urges.
    JustBipolarMe JustBipolarMe 46-50, M 2 Responses Jul 28, 2015

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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 4 Responses Jun 20, 2015

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    People who make fun of others

    who are mentally disabled or physically disabled are morons
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Sep 10, 2015

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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 39 Responses Oct 18, 2007

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    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 31-35, M 3 Responses Jan 4

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    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 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 20, 2014

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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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    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 26-30 5 Responses Sep 28, 2015

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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 22-25, F 8 Responses Apr 12, 2015

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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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    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 2 Responses Jun 17, 2015

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    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

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    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 26-30 3 Responses Aug 13, 2015

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

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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...
    JustBipolarMe JustBipolarMe 46-50, M Apr 23, 2015

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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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