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    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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    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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    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 3 Responses Oct 12, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I became disabled due to a car accident. I never really knew what citizens in the disability community went through until afterwards. Now, I work with a non-profit charity who...
    SocialFlutterBy SocialFlutterBy 18-21, M Jan 5

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    I'm not actually a young gay teen. Well I am young, but I'm not gay, and I'm not a teen yet. To tell the truth, I'm bi, and I'm still only 12. I like girls, but I'm starting to...
    burninglikeaflame burninglikeaflame 13-15, M 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    When I was in high school my sophomore year I rode the school bus. This special ed boy ride the bus and I believe he is three or four years younger than me. He has a bit of...
    upupandaway24 upupandaway24 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 5

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    I happen to be a disabled person. My disabilities stem from being brain dead for 9 minutes when I was born premature. As a result of that I have static brain damage and that has...
    wolf70jc wolf70jc 41-45, M 2 Responses Jan 4

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    I understand people make jokes because they are uncomfortable. doesn't make it right. I made sure my kids were raised with an understanding of people with disabilities. one life...
    regalshewolf regalshewolf 41-45, F Jan 8

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    Being disabled is not the problem, it's how you perceive yourself and how people react around you.. Stay strong and always stay positive!!!
    simplegirl25 simplegirl25 26-30, F Jan 14

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    Yes I am disabled I got hit by a car when I was 3 1/2 yrs. old . The car killed me when it hit me and a guy following bhind the accident revived me . I spent 14 days in aroma and...
    Wildman43055 Wildman43055 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 18

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    I'm not one of those sensitive people who gets offended when someone uses the word retarded. What ****** me off is when people try to make fun of or harass disabled people for...
    saeteurn saeteurn 22-25, M 2 Responses Jan 23

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    I have cp and because if it most things in my life take long and are harder for even going to college, i take so long to type up a paper(bad hands)if a friends helps it takes 5...
    me0883 me0883 18-21, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I hate being young completely. I want facial hair, I want to look older. I am sick and tired of people thinking I am 14 or 16 years old. I want people to think I am 18 or maybe...
    whatupdoc54 whatupdoc54 18-21, M 6 hrs ago

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    The young life was a relative of a dear friend, I am grieving for My friend!
    darlingrose darlingrose 70+, F 4 hrs ago

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    sexy group. any young girls wanna chat?
    dinprins dinprins 26-30, M 2 hrs ago

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    I like younger men or men my age, but like the hipster side of guys or emo/scene type of guys. :P
    demonswithin demonswithin 18-21, M 1 hr ago

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    Society has long become more open to the idea of older man - younger woman relationship and older woman - younger man relationship as well. Hollywood has brought in the practice of...
    angelacc11 angelacc11 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    Society has long become more open to the idea of older man - younger woman relationship and older woman - younger man relationship as well. Hollywood has brought in the practice of...
    angelacc11 angelacc11 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    Society has long become more open to the idea of older man - younger woman relationship and older woman - younger man relationship as well. Hollywood has brought in the practice of...
    angelacc11 angelacc11 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    Society has long become more open to the idea of older man - younger woman relationship and older woman - younger man relationship as well. Hollywood has brought in the practice of...
    angelacc11 angelacc11 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    Society has long become more open to the idea of older man - younger woman relationship and older woman - younger man relationship as well. Hollywood has brought in the practice of...
    angelacc11 angelacc11 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Society has long become more open to the idea of older man - younger woman relationship and older woman - younger man relationship as well. Hollywood has brought in the practice of...
    angelacc11 angelacc11 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    Society has long become more open to the idea of older man - younger woman relationship and older woman - younger man relationship as well. Hollywood has brought in the practice of...
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    Society has long become more open to the idea of older man - younger woman relationship and older woman - younger man relationship as well. Hollywood has brought in the practice of...
    angelacc11 angelacc11 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    Society has long become more open to the idea of older man - younger woman relationship and older woman - younger man relationship as well. Hollywood has brought in the practice of...
    angelacc11 angelacc11 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    Society has long become more open to the idea of older man - younger woman relationship and older woman - younger man relationship as well. Hollywood has brought in the practice of...
    angelacc11 angelacc11 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    Society has long become more open to the idea of older man - younger woman relationship and older woman - younger man relationship as well. Hollywood has brought in the practice of...
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    Younger women dating older men mainly because younger women are attracted older men. older men mature, confident, stable .Mature guys always know how to treat their women.These...
    minnieccaa minnieccaa 26-30, F Jan 19

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    Younger beats older. When I was middle school aged, I was often mistaken for a high schooler or staff. At first, I thought it was just guys, and they were being p*ervy, thinking my...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 Jan 24

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    When you're my age it is a blessing! I'm over forty but most people think I'm in my early or mid thirties. Sadly I know longer look young enough to get carded! In regards to the...
    lauren71 lauren71 41-45, F 3 Responses Jan 22

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    I understand how everyone feels that they are their age but look much younger, I been growing through it since 19 and now im 30. people don't respect you nor take u serious. just...
    edyo23 edyo23 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 4

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    I'm a male, 46 years old but look and act like a twenty something. It's probably a combination of genes and being young at heart and mind. I have been going to nightclubs since...
    ForeverYouthful ForeverYouthful 46-50, M Jan 10

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    I feel young and see myself as young most days and then some youngster says, "Thanks, ma'am and blows it for me. ;)
    Myfairlady1 Myfairlady1 46-50, F 2 Responses Jan 11

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    I hate reading all these young people on here exclaiming how they just have a feeling they will die young. well I'm 18 years old and I got told a few days ago that I will not...
    twistedsoul22102210 twistedsoul22102210 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 18

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    I am the youngest out of five I have three brothers and one sister. My brothers are aged 20, 30, 34 and my sister is 28. It is great to be the youngest because you have your...
    ScarM3 ScarM3 16-17, F Jan 23

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    Taking Care of My Body While I was waiting at the bus stop for the bus to take me to the train station, I got chatting to this young woman. I told her I was very new to the area...
    vector8 vector8 46-50, F 6 days ago

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    In their 20s, and who have no kids. My reasoning behind this is there is plenty of support for young people who do have kids, yet I haven't heard of or seen a group or organization...
    iamnikki iamnikki 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 1

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    This is true, I do like girls younger than me, however I want all younger girls to read this before adding me. I am only interested in girls 18 or older! Being part of this group...
    Colojimi Colojimi 41-45, M Jan 2

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    I have come to realize that being older is viewed as an advantage by many younger women. I'm almost finished with a divorce process and believe I will focus my attention on ladies...
    wantadoover wantadoover 56-60, M 1 Response Jan 22

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    I love kids, no matter if they are crying and screaming I love them. I mean I babysit! So dealing with my younger sister should be a breeze. Right? Wrong! I can put up with most...
    mcsunshine09 mcsunshine09 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    Some of My friends don't understand me. For good reason. I have been honest about how hard it's been. One of my really good friends is no longer in my life by my choosing. She had...
    tlee5001 tlee5001 22-25, F Jan 1

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    I am Younger Women and Looking for Older Men ~~ A nice platform for Younger Women Looking For Older Men ~~ OMYWDating.com
    Ben60 Ben60 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 4

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