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I Am Young and Disabled

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 56 People

    I Was Injured At Work

    I was injured at work due to my own stupidity, others stupidity, and other various causes.  You know how they say that "once you injure it, it's never the same" at 19, I injured my back for the first time. I'm now 23 and can hardly lift at all I have sciatica...
    cnmshay cnmshay 21-25, F 4 Responses May 18, 2007

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    Jra

    I am 28 years old and have had Juvenille Rheumatoid Arthritis all of my life. I tried working for 11 years but it slowly became more painful everyday. Finally, last year I was able to start getting disability and SSI. I have few visable disabilities but every medication I've...
    brittany483 brittany483 26-30, F 2 Responses May 21, 2012

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    Not So Young, But Still -

    I"m 33, which may sound old to some.  I started using a cane over ten years ago, then was diagnosed with an inoperable double knee condition.  I've been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, arthritis, ibs, scoliosis as well, and am awaiting tests for MS.  I look about ten...
    witchywomin witchywomin 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 24, 2010

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    Ten Years Of Rheumotoid Arthritis

    I want to be young, I want to feel young.  I am 50 I have had RA for ten years.  Currently I have an infection in my foot after surgery.  Because I take those wonder drugs EMBREL and methotrexate.  I have to inject the methotrexate because my stomach couldn't...
    savoiemike savoiemike 46-50 Aug 21, 2010

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    Why Men Dont Like Women In Wheelchairs!

    I AM WHEELCHAIR BOUND AND ITS HAR WHEN YOUR DEALING WITH THE WORLD OF PEOPLE AND EVILNESS AGAINST YOU! PEOPLE THINK THEY ARE BETTER THAN ME BECAUSE I AM IN A WHEELCHAIR AND THY FEEL I AM LESS OF A PERSON...WILL I EVER MEET A GOOD MAN FOR ME? WHY ARE PEOPLE SO CRUEL TOWARD...
    she2silky4u she2silky4u 36-40, F 2 Responses Oct 12, 2012

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    I Think I Am

    i am young 19 . and  feel disabled.  i have tourettes and epilspy . it is scarey soem days . i twitch and have hit my head to the point i start seizuing .  it affects my legs and my ability to use my arms alot of time . i still work full time . in a very demaning...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jun 4, 2009

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    I am autistic and have aspergus syndrome,

    I have never met anyone like me in real life forget someone who is also a teen. I just want to talk 2 some1 who can relate, or share experiences, or learn from, some1 14 preferably who has my disability. I asked my school if they can find some1 like that for me and instead, they...
    10Umario 10Umario 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 6

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    Where To Go From Here

    Around 4 years ago while I was volunteering for the Peace Corps in the country of Belize I experienced an extremely severe heat stroke.  To be honest I am lucky to be alive- my body temperature reached 107 degrees and I awoke from a coma 3 weeks later.  I have a tremendous...
    shoupdr shoupdr 31-35 1 Response Oct 20, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    Ive heard people saying the meanest things about the disabled children in my school. It hurts me to think that kids can be so mean. They act as if it's the persons fault for being...
    NightWalker6676 NightWalker6676 13-15, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I went to target and there was a disabled kid in a wheel chair he couldn't talk or any of that and some old lady walked by and sterred and more people passed and just looked and...
    PANDASAREAWESOME67 PANDASAREAWESOME67 13-15, M 4 Responses Aug 20

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    We help the youngsters to gain full independence within a family setting. They cook, clean, and try to do everything up and coming kids usually do, whilst looking after each other...
    saxappeal saxappeal 46-50, F 6 Responses Aug 19

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    sometimes its hard to relate. is it wrong that I wonder what it'd be like to have a normal brother? my mom is usually always busy with him. she was never around much when I was...
    Jackiebh Jackiebh 22-25, F Aug 24

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    People who do are immature bunch of lowlives how can they stoop so low!?! It just shows me their stinking attitude and that they're sick in the head! I mean why would people do...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 6 Responses 6 days ago

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    My step brother Drew is physically and mentally disabled. He has the mentality of a 7 year old on good days, but on bad days it's that of 2 or 3 year old. He's my buddy and I have...
    WigginsEP WigginsEP 26-30, M 3 Responses Aug 19

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    I became disabled after being as the state says victim but I like to say survivor of criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature, intent to kill, and kidnapping. Its...
    ashchris ashchris 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 20

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    I asked my mom if I could go 2 work with her and I went and she works where there's disabled kids and teens that need help. I LOVED it there the kids are awesome and really nice...
    PANDASAREAWESOME67 PANDASAREAWESOME67 13-15, M Aug 22

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    Hate when people say "the cute disabled girl". People are annoying sometimes.
    Kierstyne Kierstyne 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 30

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    I'm Brian and I'm a disabled veteran!!
    Brody999 Brody999 18-21, M 3 Responses Sep 1

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    https://www.youcaring.com/help-a-neighbor/disabled-veteran-and-family-help/227780
    thedisabledveteran thedisabledveteran 31-35, M Sep 2

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    More should too. But. They dont. They think it dont apply. Until it does. Some even dont see then. My enemy is fubar. But acts respectable. Just like a...
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Sep 7

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    My sister is in a relationship and I'm not. I always get the "pretty disabled girl" title. Why can't it just be pretty girl? I don't know. It's bothering me lately.
    Kierstyne Kierstyne 22-25, F 6 Responses Sep 7

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    I have Spina Bifida and therefore I use a wheelchair to get around. I am very independent and ambitious and always doing things which is why I say I have a disability but I am not...
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Okay, so I'm not so young... and I am not even into older men... I'm not really concerned about a person's age at all. I was just watching "Dr. Drew", and he had a segment about...
    shellseagirl shellseagirl 41-45, F 27 Responses a week ago

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    Not that I am very old but it's quite natural to be wanting to be younger than I am right now. But each phase in a life cycle has it's own advantages and disadvantages. So...
    uselessguy uselessguy 36-40, M Aug 21

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    Most people say the youngest child has it the easiest. there is that nasty little rumour about how the youngest child of a family is constantly pampered and coddled. But if you...
    aloysia aloysia 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    A good friend of mine has a early 20- something daughter and I recently had a conversation with her . I found it to be a bit disturbing . She was hyper-critical of herself. This...
    bugaboo2001 bugaboo2001 46-50, F 2 Responses Aug 27

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    No age gap is too wide if you both feel so right. Love is ageless and pure. Hence, having a big age gap in a relationship should never pose a problemStill struggling to find...
    MaggieJohn MaggieJohn 26-30, M Sep 8

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    A woman is in a state of embarrassment when she is frequently hit on by someone who is way too younger than she is. She appreciates looking younger but it's not always a good...
    hiddentears hiddentears 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 10

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    YoungerWomenlikeOlderMen.com is a brand new dating service focusing on older men younger women, providing a great service to mature singles looking for love, romance and friendship...
    youngerlikeoldermen youngerlikeoldermen 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    YoungerWomenlikeOlderMen.com is a brand new dating service focusing on older men younger women, providing a great service to mature singles looking for love, romance and friendship...
    youngerlikeoldermen youngerlikeoldermen 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    YoungerWomenlikeOlderMen.com is a brand new dating service focusing on older men younger women, providing a great service to mature singles looking for love, romance and friendship...
    youngerlikeoldermen youngerlikeoldermen 31-35, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    So I wanna know what are others thoughts on young women dating older guys. Well a young women 18 to 26 say with a guy who's in his late 30s to 40. I've read that all young partners...
    brinaadams brinaadams 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 25

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    I had this same experience twice. J already wrote about one of them, when I was 17, but I also had this experience when I was 14. My twin sister was always out at her friends...
    Carlsoncarly Carlsoncarly 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 25

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    I'm an older man and I love young girls. The younger the better. If you're a young girl, message me.
    RimonKadi RimonKadi 18-21, M 3 Responses Sep 2

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    I am a Senior who likes to keep my mind young and open-minded. I like conversing with young people. There is a lot I have learned throughout the years. " NOT using drugs...
    LettersForLiving LettersForLiving 56-60 Sep 3

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    I am not a young girl. I am not a girl at all. I am the older man attracted to younger girls. As I was growing up, people told me how girls mature before boys do. O.K. I believe...
    Adamtheone Adamtheone 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 3

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    I have always loved younger girls and it used to work out pretty well for me now I have been alone for so long that I don't know what to think anymore. I would love to meet a...
    lustinme lustinme 46-50, M Sep 9

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    I am widowed and I have a strange attraction to younger men. I'm 45 and fit. While I have not made it with a younger man, I would like to. Maybe be a mentor to an up and...
    Imlana Imlana 41-45, F 8 Responses Sep 9

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    *younger not young since ya know, I'm still young. ;D
    FunnyandNerdy FunnyandNerdy 16-17, F a week ago

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    Im too young to feel this stressed out. Working full time and everyone at my job stresses me out. Like i feel i dont belong there! Im too young to be stuck in a cycle. :(
    eyeris2195 eyeris2195 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    can any girl give me some advice? When I say I like older men, I'm talking about guys who are older than me.. But not over 30. My boyfriend and I hve been 'dating' for a bit over...
    kbeary kbeary 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 23

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    I am 34 and he is 22. Next week will have been two years that we have been together. Age means nothing as far as I'm concerned. I really don't even acknowledge the difference...
    Rabs22482 Rabs22482 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 29

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    I am 17 my self and considered quite young and I'm bi sexual but Yee I don't know like some one my age or younger than me who's a girl or an older guy even.... Sounds so messed up...
    xLilRedx xLilRedx 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 4

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    I am not sure I would call myself a girl anymore but I am a young women who has always been attracted to people of the opposite sex that are older than me. I have on rare occasion...
    DemonFeyLove DemonFeyLove 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 5

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    I held her in my arms as she lay dying...she was taking her last breath and I was helpless to save her...Her time was coming to an end and I could only do what was the most...
    prettyface1 prettyface1 46-50, F 6 Responses Sep 7

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    Older men are way sexier then guys my age. Ive been with many older men and they all seem to appreciate me more then younger guys, even if it is only for a couple hours ;) I just...
    LilPrincessPia LilPrincessPia 18-21, F 15 Responses Sep 7

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    I enjoy the company of younger women, in fact any age, really, except ********* young. Women are infinitely more interesting than men; their conversations revolve around much more...
    paulie138 paulie138 66-70, M 1 Response Sep 10

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    I would, but not really to go back to being young. I would like to be younger in this day and age.
    Heellover Heellover 36-40, M 3 Responses Sep 11