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I Am Handicapped

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    I Am Lost Now

    Hello , I am Sachin ,25 year old , I have Polio in my legs (both 40 %) I can walk , but not more then 10 mins , or stand for 5 mins confidence , what is it , when everyone see you as some sort of alien Pride , How can I be , when I have to depend on peoples for my daily life...
    sac12345 sac12345 26-30 3 Responses Feb 23, 2013

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    Not Usually Considered A Handicap

    I have primary nocturnal enuresis, which means I have wet the bed my whole life. I'm in my mid-40s and still wet about 5 nights a week on average. I wear a diaper every night, to keep the mattress dry. This condition definitely was a handicap growing up, but I'm OK with it now...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 14, 2010

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    Saturday is the big day!

    :D I finally get to practice archery again! After having to give it up because the trip there and back home was too much for me to walk, I had to quit archery, something I did with a heavy heart. Now I have a scootmobile, got my own bow and accessories and I'm ready to let the...
    Junkard Junkard 22-25, M 2 Responses Sep 11, 2014

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    I Am A Victim Of Polio

    hello it catched me when i was 6 y.o. taken my 85% i couldnt go to school. i learned what know by myself. in that reason my English isnt good :) i live with my parents. i have 2 lovely bros. so i feel lucky coz of my family.
    arsy arsy 41-45, M May 21, 2012

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    My girlfriend, who is my primary caretaker,

    took our brand new son to another state to visit her grandparents. My parents are unable to care for me these days because shortly after I moved out my mother got a job at an advanced wage then she made working from home and started working full time. Because I need to be fed...
    DisabledBoy DisabledBoy 22-25, M Sep 28, 2014

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    I Am In a Wheelchair...

    i was diagnosed with juvenille rhumatoud arthritis when i was a very small child i'm 38 now and i have been in a wheelchair for almost ten years i live in constant pain and my right knee has been replaced my surgeon one of the best in the country told me i was his youngest...
    atasteforsuffering atasteforsuffering 36-40, F 8 Responses May 23, 2009

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    Not Your Typical Handicap

    My handicap is the result of a very long ago car accident. I was broadsided by a speeding car while riding a bike 40 years ago and it shattered my left femur. The only thing that saved me from a compound fracture was my athleticism and iron hard muscles. The problem was that the...
    onelegshorter onelegshorter 51-55 4 Responses Jun 24, 2011

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    Why Don't My Inlaws Know Or Care How Much I Hurt? (long)

    I was injured at work about 7 years ago and was treated for months for a sprained muscle in my back. The work clinic doctor thought I was faking my pain and tried to fold me in half one day on the exam table, bed thing. I screamed at him and begged him to stop he wouldn't so I...
    MournBlade MournBlade 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 13, 2012

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    I have Muscular Dystrophy,

    which means I'm wheelchair bound for my entire life. Since I was a little girl, I've had a motorized chair to sit in. When I go out in public, I get looks of either pity, or disinterest. I consider my chair a social barrier that keeps people out. Strangers often assume that...
    Graystreak Graystreak 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 21, 2014

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