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I Am Disabled

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    Ain'T That A Shot In The Aspirations! - Hey folks! I searched Lonely, Alone, Disabled and up this site pops! Hi, I'm Eric, 51, Divorced in the Roanoke VA. Six...
    Heronemus Heronemus 46-50 1 Response May 16, 2013

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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...
    hillbillydaddy hillbillydaddy 36-40, M 8 Responses Dec 11, 2007

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    I Have Always Wished I Knew What It Was Like To Run! - This only describes my physical own disability and not how I feel about myself or disabilities overall. I was born with my...
    Chelebub Chelebub 51-55, F 1 Response Mar 7, 2013

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    Take A Picture It Lasts Longer - I have a very rare condition called retinal degeneration and a retinal detachment in both eyes. Luckily the left eye spontaneously reattached...
    IRELAND7 IRELAND7 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 21, 2013

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    Disabled - I am a 36 year old man with Spina Bifida and also a Traumatic Brain injury.
    rch36 rch36 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 8, 2013

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    Many Disabilities - I got Ehlers Danlos Syndrome which gets on my nerves because I can't do normal things like other people can do. I dream of travelling and having children one...
    Shyaeme Shyaeme 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 4, 2013

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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...
    lostmarbles lostmarbles 26-30, F 4 Responses Sep 18, 2013

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    Unsuspected - I never expected to be disabled in my life. I woke up in a hospital unaware of my surroundings. My parents were with me in the room and I was puzzled why they were...
    TheManThatYouFear1996 TheManThatYouFear1996 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 11, 2013

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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...
    deadinsideout deadinsideout 26-30, F 8 Responses Sep 21, 2013

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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...
    TynyWonder TynyWonder 41-45, F 2 Responses Oct 29, 2012

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    cronin43 cronin43 46-50 Mar 14

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    Disabled, Living Life Anyway - I have been classified disabled, I have never let that stop me. I live my life jhust the same. I was criticaly wounded in Viet Nam, I was toldf I...
    RabbiDoc RabbiDoc 61-65, M 2 Responses Feb 20, 2008

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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...
    Goldwing244ricky Goldwing244ricky 51-55, M 6 Responses Jul 7, 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...
    jlynnaz jlynnaz 26-30, F 6 Responses Jan 22, 2011

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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...
    SamSungGuy SamSungGuy 46-50, M 2 Responses Dec 8, 2013

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    Invisible Disability - I have fibromyalgia. For those of you who do not know, that means I get pain. Lots of pain. it;s unpredictable and no one knows what really causes it. It...
    charbakes charbakes 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 11, 2013

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    Disabled And Looking For Love - Hi , I am short stature and I walk with a cain and have dislocated hips . I have a rare condition called clocalextrophy. I am a grad student and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Oct 22, 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...
    michalmos michalmos 26-30, M 7 Responses Feb 27, 2013

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    I Am Sick Of Being Sick - Every day seems like a new thing dor me, a new illness, new pain, new drugs I am so sick of hearing this will ease the pain I want to hear this is a cure...
    Twilightsky Twilightsky 51-55, F 1 Response Jul 31, 2013

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    Devastated In Every Aspect Of My Life...still In Mourning (after 7 Years ) Of My Old Life And My Old Self - My brain bleed happened on 7/21/05 (34 yrs old). I was having a very bad...
    mrsbuttonpusher mrsbuttonpusher 41-45, F 4 Responses Apr 25, 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...
    mommaceitta mommaceitta 51-55, F 12 Responses Jan 25, 2012

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    Life With Pain & Loneliness Ehler Danlos Syndrome - I live my life with such loneliness in my heart I am an attractive mum of 4 & my partner of 8yrs who i thought was perfect...
    Corinnestars Corinnestars 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 5, 2013

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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...
    sandrajancis sandrajancis 26-30, F 8 Responses Dec 22, 2011

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    From A Walking Stick To A Walker, What Next? - I have advanced in what seems like a short period of time from  a walking stick to a walker. Now what's up with this body??????I am...
    mommaceitta mommaceitta 51-55, F 4 Responses Apr 20, 2012

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    Disabled For Life At 30 - Next month is my 5th anniversary. I cannot it has been this long already. I first got arach from a botched epidural for childbirth. I came home from the...
    DawnMG DawnMG 31-35, F Sep 12, 2013

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    Im Disabled Severly But Still Alive Barely, Deeply Depressed - i was struck down to a wheelchair last December due to spastic hemiparesis, able to amove my left leg, ive attempted...
    absolutelycrippled absolutelycrippled 22-25, M 4 Responses Aug 25, 2012

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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...
    divinegimp divinegimp 22-25 3 Responses Jan 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...
    wheeliewoman wheeliewoman 31-35, F 5 Responses Mar 30, 2009

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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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    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...
    Woodwose Woodwose 46-50, M 4 Responses Jul 7, 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...
    BarelyAdulterated BarelyAdulterated 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    I Don't Want To Be Called A Free Loader For Being On Disability - I have been on disability for 2 years now and I hate it. I am enrolling in school in the spring to help me get a...
    Janeasha Janeasha 22-25 5 Responses Oct 1, 2013

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    Me Too, Living With A Disability - I deal with 12 years of RA, I am no longer able to maintain a job. That is good because I don't have to drag myself to work , when I feel like...
    downhill2 downhill2 51-55 1 Response Dec 10, 2012

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    Why do I feel so upset lately I don't understand
    Kaylamay17 Kaylamay17 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 29

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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...
    Martha1982 Martha1982 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 19, 2013

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    I Am Learning Disabled - and i have aspergers syndrom hope to fit in here sometimes i feel like a misfit that doesnt fit in anywere
    stuwebb2 stuwebb2 51-55, M 3 Responses Nov 9, 2011

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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...
    VonKessel VonKessel 41-45, M 4 Responses Mar 4, 2013

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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...
    DeafSocial DeafSocial 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 9, 2012

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Dec 15, 2013

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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...
    raj948 raj948 18-21, M 5 Responses Aug 30, 2012

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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...
    hazlema hazlema 36-40, M 17 Responses Feb 14, 2011

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    I Am Disabled, But Not Worthless! - I suffered years of child abuse that left a toll on me. Also, I had a predisposition for schizophrenia and the right set of circumstances...
    TolstoiFan TolstoiFan 41-45, F 4 Responses Nov 9, 2011

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    I - have osteoarthritis in both knees, so my mobility is extremely limited and painful. I have a blue badge for the disabled (UK).
    yawp yawp 46-50, M 2 Responses Dec 3, 2013

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    I May Be Disabled But I Still Have My Life! - My disability is mostly neurological of unknown cause. Its possible that it was due to the circumstances of my birth. Although I was...
    Dragonlady1971 Dragonlady1971 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 16, 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.
    BarelyAdulterated BarelyAdulterated 18-21, F 5 Responses Oct 21, 2013

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    Now What???? - The journey for disability was a long and hard one. So now what??? I am disable..so what does that mean??? A disabled widow with nothing to look forward too it...
    mommaceitta mommaceitta 51-55, F 2 Responses Aug 8, 2013

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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...
    yoreg yoreg 51-55, F 30 Responses Oct 18, 2007

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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...
    latinounico latinounico 22-25, M 3 Responses Sep 22, 2012

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    Shopko - So ShopKo. Its big and confusing. I don't like it that much. Anyway I went there with my mom. She wanted to look at clothes and I wanted to check out the prices on some...
    McGamefamily McGamefamily 36-40 2 Responses Oct 22, 2012

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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...
    Meg1608 Meg1608 13-15, F 3 Responses Oct 5, 2012

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    Feeling Lonely At The Moment. - I am 18 years old from England, when i was 11 it was discovered that i needed a heart transplant up until then i had no problems, i had it in june...
    laughlikenooneswatching laughlikenooneswatching 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 20, 2013

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    My Disability Finally Recognized - For two years my life has forever been changed, as I went from working everyday to not moving for from the ole chair. Pain in the body all but...
    mommaceitta mommaceitta 51-55, F 3 Responses May 28, 2013

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