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I Am Handicapped

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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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    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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    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 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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    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 2 Responses Nov 21, 2014

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    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 Mar 24

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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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    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 was walking home one day, when I realized. No matter what I do, I can cut, to punish myself, starve myself to try and be perfect, try my best to have perfect grades, but i'll...
    tearfilledocean tearfilledocean 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 22

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    The only thing they have to look forward to is hope. And you have to give them hope. Hope for a better world, hope for a better tomorrow, hope for a better place to come to if the...
    lgbtpridepost lgbtpridepost 16-17, T Apr 22

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    In a sense, I have been close to dying more than once.After drowning, especially after I started working with horses, i'm more aware anything could go wrong. I've been thrown off...
    Phoenixem Phoenixem 13-15, F Apr 24

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    I was bullied and it hurt bullies just want to make fun of people to hide their own pain. I was bullied at school all the time for being handicapped. I have one leg and I would...
    sarahhoek sarahhoek 18-21, F Apr 26

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    I am a human being, I am a female, I am an Earthling. I am Chinese, I am African and I am Native American of the Choctaw lineage. I am an American from the USA, I am from Hawaii...
    neverendingfairytale2 neverendingfairytale2 36-40, F Apr 30

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    I'm in a spot today where I can't honestly say I'm feeling happy, good or even ok. It's a combination of contentedness, sadness, confusion, hurt, anger, helplessness. This song...
    MsInvis MsInvis 46-50, F 1 Response Apr 30

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    As a Teen, I had a "Dune Buggy". I lived in a Lush Valley near the Mojave Desert, Snow Capped Mountains, The Beach, and not far from any entertainment you could ever dream of...
    RojoJeepNut RojoJeepNut 66-70, M 1 Response May 3

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    How the hell are you handicapped, riding a dang Harley????????
    EyeDontGiveAHoot EyeDontGiveAHoot 36-40, F 2 Responses May 3

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    The love of my life is locked up he got in trouble for assault because he was drunk and he went after a guy who made fun of me for being handicapped I told him let it go but he...
    kmccrady12653 kmccrady12653 22-25, F May 9

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    A really under rated gem recently shown on TCM last month, A Child Is Waiting from 1963 starring Burt Lancaster and Judy Garland in a dramatic role, no singing here. Garland...
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M 1 Response May 13

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    i hate writing **** like this. i hate leaving myself vulnerable and wide open. it makes me feel worse, which is why i never do it. but this isn't facebook and i'm basically...
    sludgefeast sludgefeast 26-30, F 1 Response May 13

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    This is the most shallow joke ever.... But worth a read.... Maybe its written by some frustrated woman who had a lot of frustrated men in her life ....LMAO! Men are like...
    Aryg Aryg 36-40, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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