I Do Not 'suffer' From My Disability

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 66 People

    Scoliosis.

    im 20 years old and have scoliosis. i've spent my teenage years battling bullying, physical and psychological pain inflicted by others for something that i can't control, or change, and that doesn't affect me as a person at all. having a spinal defect doesn't affect my...
    emmypeach emmypeach
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 6, 2010

    No Suffering, Just Frustration

    I live with it and can honestly say I am proud of what I have done with my life.  My disabilities do cause pain sometimes, but the main thing I "suffer" from is social discrimination. People's attitudes towards disability -are- changing, but access to jobs, equal...
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Apr 7, 2008

    Why Must I Suffer

    I suffered for years with schizophrenia, after years of therapy and medication I now only deal with the side effects. There were many horrific and terrifying years in and out of hospitals,finding the right medications, learning coping skills and lifestyle tools,finding the...
    rscottbruton rscottbruton
    46-50, M
    1 Response Nov 28, 2009

    'wheelchair Angel' And My 'twinkling Star'

    I'm Feliciana, I was diagnosed with CP when I was three years old. It mainly effects my legs, I get spasms of pain now and then but mostly my legs just feel numb and detached from my body. When I was younger I used canes to hobble around but when I got older it stopped working...
    WheelchairAngel WheelchairAngel
    13-15, F
    Jan 2, 2013

    This Isn't Suffering.

    My name is Luke. I'm 33 years old. I've had mild CP since birth. It mostly affects my left side but I can still walk short distances and use a wheelchair for long distances. Even though I have this disability I don't suffer from it and let it define who I am. I've lived a pretty...
    peppster1979 peppster1979
    31-35
    2 Responses Oct 25, 2012

    Stroke....

    is the cause of my ''disability'', but I prefer the term physically challenged. I don't think of myself as dis anything...I am able to walk short distances with a cane, but I rely on a wheelchair often when out and about. My right arm is starting to come back, slowly, but...
    allycat419 allycat419
    46-50, F
    1 Response Jul 26, 2008

    They Will Never Win!

    I will not, even in a million yrs, let my disabilities bring me down. I will keep my fight going to do the best I can when-ever possible. I am not about to give up, I am a fighter and to those who know me personally, can really see that!
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Apr 30, 2012

    I May Be Disabled But Disability Foes Not Have Me

    I am a male approx 55 y/o early years of life had polio, after many surgeries I now cope with post-polio-syndrome. it's along the lines of neurological, once they figure how to fix one they will have the key to other neurological problems. I try and have as many friends as...
    lovingsonbj lovingsonbj
    46-50
    3 Responses Jun 20, 2009

    'wheelchair Angel' And My 'twinkling Star'

    I'm Feliciana, I was diagnosed with CP when I was three years old. It mainly effects my legs, I get spasms of pain now and then but mostly my legs just feel numb and detached from my body. When I was younger I used canes to hobble around but when I got older it stopped working...
    WheelchairAngel WheelchairAngel
    13-15, F
    3 Responses Jan 2, 2013

    Ms

    3 years ago I was diagnosed with relapsing remitting MS. Basicaly, sometimes my anti-bodies will latch on to the coating of my nerves, and then the white blood cells attack. The result is the occasional loss of the full use of some part of my body, usually my left eye. This also...
    tycamrent tycamrent
    22-25, M
    Dec 28, 2011
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