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I Am Disabled

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    If you call me lucky

    because I didn't get my disabillity bad you're wrong I'm not lucky cuz I know when people are making fun of me I have to watch basket ball and know I'm never going to be able to play so re-think when you call it luck
    annirawrmuffin annirawrmuffin 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 21

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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 2 Responses Jul 14

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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 a week ago

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    I'm bipolar, I have depression,

    anxiety, paranoia and panic attacks
    lykkeismyname lykkeismyname 16-17, T 1 Response Aug 20

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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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    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 20 Responses Feb 14, 2011

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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 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 4 Responses Aug 1

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    This is a category that typically fits me.

    However, I do not feel disabled until you start saying things you don't think I can do. I am able to do most anything that anyone else can do, even though I have cerebral palsy and my balance way sucks. but, at least no one on here seems to be politically correct at the...
    AlwaysPersevere71 AlwaysPersevere71 41-45, M 1 Response Jun 19

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    I was hand sewing reinforcements on the clue of

    the sail this afternoon when a girl tottered into the loft, carrying a sail more than half her size. She heaved it onto the ever-growing pile of sails that need repairs. J is still out sick, so even though I'm usually working from practically dawn till (sometimes past) dusk, the...
    Triscuitan Triscuitan 26-30, M 2 Responses Sep 10

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    xxalicerosexx xxalicerosexx 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 30

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    I am a disabled vietnam veteransI lost

    both my legs in Vietnam December 30th 1969
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 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

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    I've been reading about Helen Keller what most

    don't know is she got to know romantic love with a fellow named Peter Feagon. Unfortunately that love was denied to her by circumstances.and the Era in which she lived.It wasn't that Peter didn't love Helen, it was the fact that everyone around her took that choice away from...
    divinegimp divinegimp 22-25 8 Responses May 1

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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

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    I have bipolar disorder.

    It sucks. Its like one minute i'm super manic and the next i am depressed
    Autisticboy Autisticboy 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 29

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    When I was younger I expected to be many things

    by now but I did not expect to be unable to get around or stuck without anything. This sucks. I live on pills for pain. I can't walk more than a couple dozen feet without pain. The real crappy part is that the only medical help I have is the VA and in SEVEN YEARS they have...
    TedfromTexas TedfromTexas 56-60, M 1 Response Feb 10

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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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    I have an anxiety disorder

    that makes it hard for me to be in a car and also have agoraphobia where I fear being on the freeway and straight roads. Last year, I drove as a truck driver and my illness prevented me from driving further. I applied for disability and my mom drives me places I need like...
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 19

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    Dang, it's hard being disabled.

    I'm on disability, but most of what I am getting is going to the assisted living facility I'm staying at. I have a cousin who is supposed to be helping me, but he is more like controlling me. The place I'm staying at takes us shopping one day a week, but I have no money to spend...
    jopava jopava 51-55, M 1 Response Jul 11

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    I wasn't always though.

    I got sick about four years ago with a fairly uncommon neurological disorder called neurosarcoidosis. It mimics MS, but it's not progressive, which is nice. However, it hits much harder; I went from being fine to being completely disabled in three months. It's a very strange...
    traurigerpanda traurigerpanda 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 1

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    http://health.clevelandclinic.

    org/2014/01/greater-number-diseases-now-attributed-to-smoking/
    cronin43 cronin43 51-55, F Mar 14

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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 30 Responses Oct 18, 2007

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    Ah, My dear sweet nephew,

    - He recently tried jumping off the bed and when my mother asked why, he simply said 'Peter Pan'. He was trying to fly, unfortunately or fortunately he learned people can't fly. Lesson learned. Kind of funny to think back on though. hehehe. I know it has nothing to do with my...
    divinegimp divinegimp 22-25 2 Responses Jul 18

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    Living Alone As Paraplegic Sucks...

    I had a girlfriend, when i had my operation. She was caring, fun loving and we was like forever together no matter what. but every thing changed later.I thought it wouldn't bother her if i tell her that m paraplegic. so i told my brother to tell her everything . when she came to...
    raj948 raj948 18-21, M 6 Responses Aug 30, 2012

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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

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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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    Kaylamay17 Kaylamay17 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 29

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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

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    Ok I'm not full on disabled like in a wheelchair

    but I have a disability called drop foot, which means I can't life my feet up so I have to lift my knees high and it makes me walk like a spazzy and I have been bullied my hole life because of it, I have walking aids but I don't wear them because it makes me even more kf a spaz
    Itscaitlin Itscaitlin 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 30

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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 8 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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    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 2 Responses Oct 29, 2012

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    Hate when people say "the cute disabled girl".

    People are annoying sometimes.
    Kierstyne Kierstyne 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 30

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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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    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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    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 4 Responses Jan 12

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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 1 Response Jul 29

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    Vampire Disease

    I have porphyria. My family used to joke about me being a vampire. But when I was diagnosed with porphyria I learned that it is where the myth of vampirism comes from. I can't even have garlic. It is hard to describe what IS wrong with me....there is so much. I guess the most...
    lostmarbles lostmarbles 31-35, F 4 Responses Sep 18, 2013

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    So .. Before I post on here

    and I was looking for love .. Well .. after doing some soul searching and trying to get my life in order I have come across a nice man who is very caring and understanding .. He's someone I wouldn't of dreamed about meeting and since then I have been in the " is this real...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Dec 15, 2013

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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 4 Responses Oct 5, 2012

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    Disabled But Not Giving Up

    I suffer from PTSD after a accident 6 years ago, i was burnt with 2nd and 3rd degree burns on 80% of my body. Still have pain everyday, going to college to further my education, want to work again and get off disability
    Goldwing244ricky Goldwing244ricky 51-55, M 6 Responses Jul 7, 2012

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    Walking, Flying, Wheels.

    We had just finished our vehicle and equipment check, when "Spotter" my fellow Paramedic, asked if i'd like a cup of tea, I declined, prefering instead to drink a can of "Zero" coke, as it was such a warm afternoon. It was the 1st of July 2010, and we had just started our late...
    Woodwose Woodwose 46-50, M 5 Responses Jul 7, 2012

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    Punished For Not Being 100%

    Same old story with a twist.I sustained an injury at the work place a number of years ago and shortly thereafter lost that job. Two surgeries later I am not 100% but I feel perfectly capable of going on with my life.Fast forward a few years and an aborted attempt at college later...
    Kuroi Kuroi 31-35 Oct 29, 2013

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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 41-45, M 4 Responses Mar 4, 2013

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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...
    latinounico latinounico 22-25, M 4 Responses Sep 22, 2012

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    I am disabled but II try not to let life stop

    me . pray every night that God helps me through the next day ,see When I was 3 I got hit by a car I used to be a normal person just like most of you . But know my dreams have changed through the years because of my disability . Many nights when I was a kid did I cry my self to...
    wildman43055 wildman43055 41-45, M 1 Response May 14

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    Related Experiences

    Ive heard people saying the meanest things about the disabled children in my school. It hurts me to think that kids can be so mean. They act as if it's the persons fault for being...
    NightWalker6676 NightWalker6676 13-15, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I asked my mom if I could go 2 work with her and I went and she works where there's disabled kids and teens that need help. I LOVED it there the kids are awesome and really nice...
    PANDASAREAWESOME67 PANDASAREAWESOME67 13-15, M Aug 22

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    I'm Brian and I'm a disabled veteran!!
    Brody999 Brody999 18-21, M 3 Responses Sep 1

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    More should too. But. They dont. They think it dont apply. Until it does. Some even dont see then. My enemy is fubar. But acts respectable. Just like a...
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Sep 7

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    My sister is in a relationship and I'm not. I always get the "pretty disabled girl" title. Why can't it just be pretty girl? I don't know. It's bothering me lately.
    Kierstyne Kierstyne 22-25, F 6 Responses Sep 7