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I Am Handicapped

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 46 People

    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 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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    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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    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 18-21, M Sep 28, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    My mom used the handicapped stall in a public restroom once to come out finding a lady in a wheelchair patiently waiting for her turn.. my NON-handicapped mother faked a limp all...
    flowertyme68 flowertyme68 46-50, F 5 days ago

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    The correlation between "thinking" and intelligence to me is nearly nonexistent. Between "thinking" and wisdom, I see more clearly a definite tie, still the thread between them can...
    CaptainRoberts CaptainRoberts 51-55, M 3 Responses Dec 26, 2014

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    Laziness Can Hit One’s Good Future | A Review from IAM Group Limited Posted on December 29, 2014 by nicklanie16 Punctuality one of core values for a person to be successful...
    AndrewDavid11 AndrewDavid11 22-25, M Dec 29, 2014

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    Its my grandpa's birthday and I'd love to go. He was a good man and always nice to me. I actually live with him so I don't have a choice. It's a rather long and complicated story...
    fardarmist fardarmist 18-21 Jan 4

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    "Punctuality one of core values for a person to be successful. It goes hand in hand with honesty and integrity. Tied them together, one surely will hit a good future. Otherwise...
    N89murphy N89murphy 22-25, F Jan 5

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    There comes a time in your life , when you walk away from all the drama and people who create it . You surround yourself with people who make you laugh , you forget the bad , and...
    Sombraa Sombraa 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 5

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    I am 40, and a man who is on the verge of losing someone whom I love very, very much. All because I am a compulsive liar. I am not someone who likes this. I hate this person, and...
    WantsMore1974 WantsMore1974 36-40, M 2 Responses Jan 12

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    all I've wanted for three years is to find a girlfriend but fate seems to hate me. every girl I liked was either in a relationship or didn't want to be. On top of that I'm...
    tghn tghn 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 12

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    I know what could have made me like this. I've never been tested for reasons behind my problems, (I was told I have social phobia and I know that but I'm sure I also have APD too...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 Jan 14

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    I honestly don't know what to do anymore. Nothing seems to numb the pain. I try so hard to be happy, to keep going. But, nothing is working. I just want to get away for awhile...
    H3lt3rSk3lt3r H3lt3rSk3lt3r 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 14

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    How can someone as handicapped as Stephen Hawking live disabled for over 40 years? The life expectancy for ALS isn't that long. Living more than two years after diagnosis shouldn't...
    mengetpedicures mengetpedicures 26-30, M Jan 14

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    On Cowards, Real Courage and Cerebral Palsy. Many years ago, when I was little, my family bought a house on top of a hill. The house stood on beams that looked like clown stilts...
    diegodlavega diegodlavega 46-50, M 9 Responses a week ago

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    I myself, follow Buddhism. A lot of people always ask me... "How can you be into Buddhism? You're a Christian." Buddhism goes beyond religion and is more of a philosophy or...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I wish I wasn't socially handicapped lol. My friend called and there was anther guy on the phone who I guess wanted to be set up with me, and I had nothing to talk about so I was...
    Rosaalie Rosaalie 18-21, F 8 Responses 2 days ago

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    Day 86: "Don't Laugh At Me," by Peter, Paul And Mary. A touching heartfelt song that deals with the pain some people experience just because they may be different in some way...
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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