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I Am Handicapped

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 50 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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    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 not wheelchair bound

    but the motorcycle accident did a huge number on my right leg.
    survivor04684 survivor04684 41-45, M May 31

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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 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    They are negative, judgmental, and most importantly, THEY RARELY ARE HELPFUL. They have done nothing to help me find a decent doctor for my health issue, help me find a decent job...
    awesomeguy3125 awesomeguy3125 26-30, M 1 day ago

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    Should I tell you a story or maybe three? I went to buy this phone soon as I came back to India in 2012 august..I was sitting alone in the bus... with the packet opened.. I was 21...
    BridaPaulo BridaPaulo 22-25, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I'm unable to acces my inbox again .. it's like I can see their msg and I'm here sitting like a handicapped person unable to sed then a reply because I want to and it do...
    Scorpio95117 Scorpio95117 18-21, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    No one has the rite to tell us how to live, nor she they tell us that being fat is wrong. Being a fat obese person does not mean I am worthless. Many of us love being fat and so...
    fatlvr fatlvr 36-40, M 4 days ago

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    There is a movie series I love to watch on Hallmark Movies And Mysteries called Murder, She Wrote. In one of the episodes, there is a grown woman who is blind. The way some of her...
    loveismyfriend loveismyfriend 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    Part 2 How can the stalkers have so many cars in different colors? Makes? Models? It is confusing and scary..not Where do gang stalkers get all of their many cars? The answer...
    blahblah0090 blahblah0090 22-25, M 3 Responses Jul 15

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    Imagine having a baby at 14. That's my life but I've never had sex or given birth. My baby is my 18 year old brother who I love to death. This started 3 weeks after I turned 14 my...
    AITCOI AITCOI 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 14

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    In my childhood, l was physically abused.......as in kicked, punched, slapped. I don't want to go into details at this time, though, don't know if l ever will. Writing this has...
    MistyGoddess MistyGoddess 41-45, F 17 Responses Jul 14

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    One week I was Lindy Hopping and the next I couldn't bend my knees. I thought I had Lyme Disease. My inflammatory markers—CRP & Sed--were up. I had mild pain in the soft tissue...
    RatherBeDancing RatherBeDancing 66-70, F Jul 13

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    That is atleast what most tests has come up with, and what I think apperently sounds most true when reading descriptions and functions. I am actually not so fond of just the...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M Jul 12

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    I'm losing my feet...I've been playing for 8 years I'm 6.2 and I'm going to be handicapped I'm done....
    JordanLyle JordanLyle 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 10

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    I miss what I used to be before what I am right now. It's time for me to move on. I used to be without disability it got it later in life I was a different person than what I am...
    F00dbarevaporating F00dbarevaporating 16-17, F Jul 8

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    I live in a small town in rural Illinois. I'm 18 just graduated high school I have a little brother who's ten and an older brother with special needs A couple years ago my mom...
    deleted deleted 26-30 47 Responses Jul 6

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    My father and had been close since before I can remember, but he's impatient and moody so when him and my mom split when I was three I lived with my mom and her man whom I barely...
    dzuniga770 dzuniga770 18-21, M Jul 5

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    I feel so alone.. I was married 18 years he cheated, we divorced (2005) he married her they moved 2000 miles away. I am left caring for our handicapped son who I had to place in...
    windsculpted windsculpted 51-55, F 3 Responses Jul 3

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