I Am Handicapped

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 50 People

    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

    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

    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
    26-30, M
    1 Response Sep 28, 2014

    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

    I am handicapped and often require my

    scootmobile to get around, but I'm completely alright with that. But you know what is the only awful thing about it? The way people treat me... It sickens me! I get pity smiles and pity looks wherever I look and I get treated like I'm some damn idiot who can't even count to 1...
    Junkard Junkard
    22-25, M
    1 Response Mar 24, 2015

    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
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Nov 21, 2014

    My hip dislocated when I was 12 years old

    and my leg permanently turned to the side. It hurts to walk and I tripp myself up a lot. Around 17 I fractured the knee on the same leg and now its just constantly in pain. I got bullied a lot in school about my leg. Even now people stare and some laugh. I try to not be self...
    GeekyFatChick GeekyFatChick
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Apr 18

    I have very limited mobility due to some fused

    and removed bones from my hip, thigh and pelvis. I need a wheelchair for distances over a hundred feet or I am very, very slow moving. Besides leg and hip braces, I have a spreader bar to keep me together. I need to travel by plane here, pretty soon and I'm really self conscious...
    JessAngel JessAngel
    46-50, T
    3 Responses Aug 16, 2015

    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

    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

    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

    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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