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I Am 'physically Challenged,' Not 'disabled'

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    Not Disabled

    i'm not disabled, but i haveĀ Degenerative Disc Disease, which means my bones are crumbling, I've had 3 discs removed in my neck, but know the disease has gone down to my pelvis, I have to wear a brace when I go for a walk, I can't walk too far, I used to love to walk in the warm...
    creativegoth creativegoth 51-55, M Dec 28, 2010

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    im not disabled cuz if you call me crippled one

    more time im ABLE to kick your ***
    cleverusernamethatnooneelsehas cleverusernamethatnooneelsehas 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 25, 2013

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    These People Inspired Me And Helped Me Move Forward In The Darkest Hour

    Nick Vujicichttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8ZuKF3dxCYhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nick_Vujicichttp://www.lifewithoutlimbs.orgHirotada Ototakehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSkvDAziQqUhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hirotada_OtotakeHellen Kellerhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v...
    punborpit punborpit 26-30, M Dec 3, 2011

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    For Me, Disabled Is More Accurate

    I simply lack an ability that most people have, so disabled is fine for me.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 17, 2010

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    Not Disabled...

    but challenged. It is a gift, because I  have a chance to use my creativity to modify and find different ways to do things...I am all the better for having tested myself and surpassed my own expectations. What doesn't kill you, indeed makes you stronger!
    allycat419 allycat419 46-50, F 2 Responses Aug 5, 2008

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    My Journey

    i was never that fast to begin with, at least now i have an excuse. : ) the saying 'love knows no boundries' is oh so true, and like Churchill proclaimed " i have nothing to offer but my Blood, Toil, Tears, and Sweat", i can honestly say i gave it my best shot, i lived my Love...
    leosdisciple leosdisciple 51-55, M Dec 3, 2011

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    We Are Also Humans

    IĀ am 27 years old person with some locomotor disablity.Some five years ago a physically fit girl fell in love with me.After some time our relation became strong and deep.I was also in deep love with her.i left no stone unturned for her happiness.i supported her at every step of...
    Kamranbhat Kamranbhat 26-30, M Dec 24, 2012

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    I hate when people don't like me

    or don't want to date cause of my disability we'll I'm sorry god didn't make me perfect like you
    Ifeelkikeaghosht Ifeelkikeaghosht 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    How Do You Like to Be Labeled

    I experience a very troublesome problem very often and was thinking of asking all those in this group how they are addressed and/or how they would like to be addressed as to their physical condition. I have been called disabled, handicapped, a partial spinal cord injured patient...
    Ritzy1963 Ritzy1963 41-45, M 4 Responses Nov 12, 2007

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    Jeffrybup Jeffrybup 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 24

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    I am again seeing a commercial for Shriners that I hate. Shriners helped me be able to move and walk when I was a toddler. The mom in that ad says Shriners made her son normal. I...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 22

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    I have always been left handed dominantly. I can do five things with my right hand dominantly or really good... wash dishes, brush my teeth, brush my hair, wash my hair and cut my...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 13 mins ago

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    I was not born with a whole brain. I was born physically disabled and physically able. I have been given natural talents and special inside gifts. I do not look disabled to many...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F Sep 11

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    I have tons of books I can talk about. The books I get are fun but packed with life lessons and positive inspiration. I like to be educated when I read but it also has to be fun...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 22 hrs ago

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    If I develop feelings for someone, I believe in telling him to his face whether it is online or offline. If my heart has the guts to fall for you, I'm gonna have the guts to tell...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F Aug 29

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    I really like movies where an actor must play the role of someone suffering from mental illness, such as Leonardo DiCaprio in What's Eating Gilbert Grape, Sean Penn in I Am Sam...
    InMiseryWeSeekBacon InMiseryWeSeekBacon 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 23

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    1. I don't have fake body parts. 2. My body's not perfect but it's mine. 3. I don't digitize my pictures of me. What you see is exactly what you see away from the camera. 4. I don...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 4

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    4.5 yrs ago my husband of 12 yrs left me and our 3 kids for another woman. It was New Yrs and as I sat at home with our then 6 yr old daughter and 9 mo. Old twin boys I received a...
    strongerbytheday strongerbytheday 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 20

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    Getting hurt is an inevitability, just be smarter about it: Don't form an attachment to anyone if you can help it, i.e listening to problems, giving them a shoulder to lean on...
    Lov3intheasylum Lov3intheasylum 31-35, F Aug 27

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    I am an avid reader of many subjects therefore always dipping into different sources. Certain informational magazines I read fairly consistently, as well as online news sources...
    Ameliorate Ameliorate 26-30, M Aug 29

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    I'm really introverted, yet behind the keyboard and online I open up a great deal more go figure, anyway , I am really looking for friends (any age) that want to chatter away and...
    PoeticMute PoeticMute 31-35, M 3 Responses Sep 8

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    I've always been the one to compliment and build others up, to that I've always said in most conversations that I've found the other person attractive, male and female alike, not...
    PoeticMute PoeticMute 31-35, M 2 Responses Sep 8

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    Physically and mentally and emotionally as well and I've just gotten out of it and it ended very badly. On top of it all I could be expecting and I had sent him a picture of the...
    Mjkittycass1985 Mjkittycass1985 26-30, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    As a physically disabled gamer I'm limited to the types of games I can play due to the way games set up their player controls (WSAD + mouse look for example) or a PS3/4 controller...
    PoeticMute PoeticMute 31-35, M 4 Responses 20 hrs ago

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