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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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    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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    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 24 Responses Feb 14, 2011

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

    10 years ago. Would love to chat with others
    BellaR28 BellaR28 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 12

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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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    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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    Disabled Yet Driving

    I hate having a disability. For starters, I can't do everything normal people can. I can't ride a bike, swim, or walk long distances without getting tired. And on top of that, Growing up was very hard. I was shown love the tough way. My father overlooked the fact that I have a...
    sxelatino sxelatino 26-30, M 4 Responses Sep 22, 2012

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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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    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 5 days ago

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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 4 Responses Aug 13

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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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    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

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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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    Converted Converted 46-50, M Apr 21

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    How many want to hurt others.

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

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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 8 Responses Sep 21, 2013

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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'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 8 Responses Apr 12

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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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    Am I the only one that feels

    so left out cause your so called friends say they'll be back but you find them doing something you can't with other friends? God I hate that every one around me walks they don't understand, it can drive you crazy the only person in a wheelchair is my teacher but we only uses...
    Hollybird17 Hollybird17 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 21

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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 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 Am Who I Am

    Hey everyone,I just turned 29 years old and I was born with Cerebral Palsy.  Hemi Cerebral Palsy, meaning that one side of my body is affected.  My right arm droops down, and I basically have no use of it.  I mean, I can grasp things; little things like pencils, but only for a...
    jlynnaz jlynnaz 31-35, F 8 Responses Jan 22, 2011

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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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    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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    Growing up with a disability teaches you independance

    .I've been disabled since I was 7 years old. I had a blood clot in my brain caused by a head injury and that has resulted in permanent paralysis of my left side. Growing up with this condition has meant that I've learnt to do things with one hand that other people need two hands...
    SamSungGuy SamSungGuy 46-50, M 3 Responses Dec 8, 2013

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    Just wondering if there are any other lesbian

    or bi girls here that are also in a wheelchair. Just be interesting to talk with someone similar to myself.
    cpettit757 cpettit757 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 12

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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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    Hollybird17 Hollybird17 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 22

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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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    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 11 Responses Jan 25, 2012

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    I have been totally blind

    since I was three, it does not keep me from having a steady job or taking care of my family, I also have bladder problems, if anyone cares to chat, just send me a message.
    vjoev vjoev 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 30

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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 3 Responses 5 days ago

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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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    Hollybird17 Hollybird17 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 22

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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

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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 41-45, T 1 Response Jul 27

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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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    Hello my names Steffy

    and I was born with cerebral palsy. Mum had a difficult birth and I was starved of oxygen for a little to long at birth. The result was me having cerebral palsy. I have spastic diplegia which mainly affects the lower part of my body although I do have some weakness in my arms...
    steffylegs steffylegs 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 12

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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 5 Responses Jun 20

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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 22-25 1 Response Jul 2