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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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    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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    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 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 Mar 30

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    Hollybird17 Hollybird17 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 22

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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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    You shouldn't be perfect,

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

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 1 day ago

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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 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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    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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    I have mental disabilities,

    the most hindering being psychosis/schizotypal personality disorder and borderline personality. When I'm under extreme stress (which I almost always will be) I end up in the hospital because of hallucinating, delusions, suicide attempts and so on.
    borderlinecassandra borderlinecassandra 16-17, T Jan 29

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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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    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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    Hollybird17 Hollybird17 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 22

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Apr 12

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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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    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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    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 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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    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 22-25, M 4 Responses Sep 22, 2012

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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