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I Am 'physically Challenged,' Not 'disabled'

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I work at a medical office and sometimes I have patients who will flirt with me but I just brush them off because I'm at work and I need to be professional. One day I was on the...
    soul711 soul711 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    I met a man before in my home state Hawaii that has Multiple Personality Disorder. He was also blind. His main personality was named Andy. He and I met while I traveled on Handi...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    I heard it said before by someone with no physical disabilities that they did not know that someone physically disabled that they knew had a hard time doing things. It is my...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    When I proposed to my wife, I knew she had social anxiety and body image issues, but I had no idea that her mental condition was this bad. The doctors haven't diagnosed her with...
    neocarbunkle neocarbunkle 26-30, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I hate being unemployed. I just don't feel productive. At least when I was in college I had clear goals. I was working for something. One thing led to another and I failed my...
    ViBattle ViBattle 26-30 Mar 19

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    And I'm winning. But man did it take a long time to find the right weapons to fight back. Depression had kept me down for years and since I felt that no one cared or understood...
    ltdjim ltdjim 51-55, M 4 Responses Mar 28

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    I suffer from CRPS. I have two daughters 6 & 2 w/my husband of 7 yrs. my husband has gone behind my back 7 times and was talking to other women including ex gf. This past February...
    RWard711 RWard711 31-35, F Mar 29

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    I had a story here, but I couldn't edit it, so here. . . I am rewriting this. . . I was beyond stressed the first day that posted this entry. My fiances and I are trying to...
    RebekahWriter13 RebekahWriter13 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    I am trying to find a way to get perspective on my depression. I had to close my business and am looking for work. I also have a son who is struggling with mental illness and is...
    tesoro10 tesoro10 56-60, F 2 days ago

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