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I Have A Disability But I Am Not Disabled

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    Easy Road Never Taken

    I have been Legally Blind all of my life. I have around 20/400 both eyes. Funny thing is somebody forgot to tell me I was different when I was first growing up. I have Nystagmus in both eyes which is a term to describe fast, uncontrollable movements of the eyes. The term...
    morganonnet2 morganonnet2 51-55, M 4 Responses Aug 24, 2012

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    At a very young age I suffered a serious head

    injury which left me paralyzed on one side(my left),doctors told my parents that I would never walk again. My family refused to accept this-(& said one day he will walk again). With the help & guidance of great doctor's near the military base in which we lived near I began to...
    theswordinthestone theswordinthestone 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 2

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    I just want to give some advice about online dating for the people with herpes, at the moment, i sincerely recommend the herpes dating website http://www.herpesfishes.com/ to you...
    Herpesfishes Herpesfishes 22-25, F Jul 2

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    I have the body of a 16 year old skinny awkward boy with a huge tummy. I have no boobs, no butt, bony legs and arms, and a huge stomach. I feel insecure constantly and I go to a...
    WishIWasBarbie WishIWasBarbie 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 2

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    I feel the more friends I make, the lonelier I am. I don't understand why. I mean I feel like it's because I'm single, but I'd rather have friends and no partner than the other way...
    sammykins101 sammykins101 22-25, M Jul 5

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    I have a lot of friends online, but I want more friends in person.. and more people I'm close to. Part of it is that I miss being touched. My boyfriend doesn't like to snuggle or...
    audrig audrig 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Hellooooo world ! Don't make babies by default ! It is not an ooops I just wanted sex...oh well,let's be parents. Bring wanted babies and if you do the "oops" thing,be consequent...
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    I got fat because I moved to a different place where there are no grassy fields and trees to climb... Only stinky gyms. I feel less motivated to go outside because of the pollution...
    minkycat minkycat 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    Dang, it's hard being disabled. I'm on disability, but most of what I am getting is going to the assisted living facility I'm staying at. I have a cousin who is supposed to be...
    vasekjohn vasekjohn 51-55, M 1 Response Jul 11

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    I was diagnosed with Fibro in 2010 when I was 15. My symptoms started back when I was 10. I started getting worse when I was 17. Flares became more frequent and fatigue got worse...
    scotlandlover94 scotlandlover94 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    This is 100% true,my first crush was a girl in my class,I won't use her real name so I just call her Piper.Piper wasn't really the hottest girl in class but to me she was and I don...
    Athenian101 Athenian101 13-15, M 1 Response Jun 29

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    When i look back on my life i see how much i have changed but the drastic change happened the day i lost my mum. Nothing can prepare you for something like that, i use to think to...
    Gentleandlovingsoul Gentleandlovingsoul 36-40, F Jun 29

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    Every since i can remember i have always picked and bite my skin to the point its caused me to scar. I find when i am anxious i do it more sometimes i don't even know i am doing it...
    Gentleandlovingsoul Gentleandlovingsoul 36-40, F Jun 29

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    When my mum died my brother wanted to be the hero, he even tried to stop me going to her funeral and his lucky i did't whack him on the day because he hurt me more than anyone...
    Gentleandlovingsoul Gentleandlovingsoul 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 29

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    So this is my story so far; I am 6 weeks pregnant went to the doctor to give blood work. 2 weeks later I go to get my ultra sound and ask about my blood work. They mentioned I...
    Smilingforus Smilingforus 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 29

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    23+ years ago I was diagnosed with MS, even though I never had a positive test. No blood test, MRI, spinal tap,etc was ever positive for MS. My symptoms were never an exact match...
    bonsaigirl bonsaigirl 56-60, F Jun 29

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    **** I get when I tell someone I have aspergers "But you’re nothing like ____!"
Sometimes I’ll tell someone I have aspergers and they’ll just happen to have a friend or...
    nikkianni nikkianni 13-15, F 4 Responses Jun 29

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    I think I might be in love with my best friend. We are both girls, and I don't have feelings for any other girls. I have a boyfriend... But my best friend is always there and I...
    LoveYouGuys LoveYouGuys 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 29

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    So I do not have Lupus, but I was wondering if anyone could give me a little bit of feedback. I went to a neurologist a few years ago for muscle twitching everywhere. He...
    Anxiousgirl13 Anxiousgirl13 18-21 1 Response Jun 30

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    But I'm starting to take things one step at a time. I'm the type who is easily gets attached to people yet having a hard time letting go of something or to someone. I've decided...
    raldy raldy 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    On my neck. I don't remember getting it. My mom said it happened when I was four, that kids in the neighborhood were playing with fireworks, my shirt caught, and I was burned. It...
    meincarnated meincarnated 22-25 1 Response Jul 1

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    I had long hair!! I always had!! :) :) Made me feel very girly! It was my pride! My mom always told us to keep our hair loooong because it was part of our 'culture'. I only had...
    EarlPhantomhive EarlPhantomhive 18-21, F Jul 1

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    My facebook has been deactivated for almost 2 years now and I am happy and loving life ! Is it weird that I don't have one anymore ? Most people are surprised that I don't have...
    21anchors 21anchors 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 2

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    I've always admired people who did cuz I don't I thought it was better to have both but my mom makes up for it and all my other family.so I can't complain.☺️
    Tyelioo Tyelioo 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 2

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    I only thought about it today, I know I definitely love a guy but I can't have him, but there's this other guy I will see soon I about a month and I got an image in my head of...
    kieran456 kieran456 13-15, M 2 Responses Jul 3

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    I have feelings but I don't show it. I am an honest person and keep to myself. I don't have a lot of friends. I'm out numbered cuz I have a kind personality and I'm always the one...
    Justadarkhole Justadarkhole 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 4

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    I am the cloaked garden. So many secrets on the inside, but a wall built around me to hide. There are so many types of flowers on the inside. I have had many plants. Some have...
    cloakedgarden cloakedgarden 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    I'm in love with this person who is way older than me and is also a girl and I just don't know what to do because even if she felt the same we wouldn't be allowed to be together...
    Darkcloud777 Darkcloud777 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 5

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    Alright so... Here's a recap of what happened (since I'm sure the post got deleted.) I had a one night stand with a guy that was a really close friend of mine. He gave me...
    z0mbab3 z0mbab3 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    It's hard to not take a breakup personnally. It must be your fault right? If you were amazing they never would have left. But that's not true. Don't get me wrong I don't think I'm...
    NanaH2014 NanaH2014 22-25, F Jul 6

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    I have just joined this forum because I recently self-diagnosed my synesthesia and told my mom about it. I only have grapheme color if I really concentrate. I have OLP, but in the...
    beccaem2472 beccaem2472 13-15, F Jul 6

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    I have just joined this forum because I recently self-diagnosed my synesthesia and told my mom about it. I only have grapheme color if I really concentrate. I have OLP, but in the...
    beccaem2472 beccaem2472 13-15, F Jul 6

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    Dose God allow Christian to wear diapers that don't have problems but just like wearing them?
    Johntruck17 Johntruck17 18-21, M 5 Responses Jul 7

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    He's moving and I just regret that he'll never get the chance to see the real me. If it was meant to be it would have happened but I hate that I'm pining over someone that 1...
    tonib123 tonib123 16-17, F Jul 7

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    A lucid dream is any dream in which one is aware that one is dreaming. I don't always have them but when I do I can control my dream. At first I thought this was crazy when it...
    HockeyPlayer536 HockeyPlayer536 18-21, M Jul 8

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    So it's my bestie bday on Thrusday so we are having a girls night(I'm assuming bar/clubs) on Friday with a few of us from school. I'm kind of feeling anxious. I know a lot of...
    muffinpowers muffinpowers 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 8

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    I have been at both extreme and still am near an extreme I have cut but now I abuse my body with the amount of work and training I but it through If anyone has any ideas how I can...
    ryanmona ryanmona 18-21, M Jul 8

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    I dread looking in mirrors. I hate what I see. I look hideous. I try to tell myself that I'm beautiful everyday to gain some confidence, but I always go back to feeling ugly. My...
    msladyt757 msladyt757 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 8

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    I suffer from Hirsutism, that I believe is caused from PCOS.. I haven't been diagnosed only because I don't currently have insurance. But, it's a daily struggle.. I know it sounds...
    Xosisi127 Xosisi127 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 9

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    The main reason i have an account on ep was because i need someone to talk to.reality's a *****.people that you meet and you face to everyday doesn't seem to give a **** on you...
    urbanmellow urbanmellow 22-25, F Jul 10

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    I have friends but I don't have a best friend. :((( A friend that always be there for you, a friend you could talk about anything, a friend that you had lot of things in common and...
    RubyR21 RubyR21 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 11

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    Well you know last year and the years before that I was always a good girl, but now? Now I'm not so good anymore. I'm doing everything I said I would NEVER do. I'm having sex...
    NaNaJene NaNaJene 16-17, F Jul 11

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    How hard is to know that you have asthma when you are already in your late 20's? It is so hard I can't even accept it.. It just started December of last year.. I didn't know I...
    purplefreespirit purplefreespirit 26-30, F 8 Responses Jul 12

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    Been awhile since I have posted but I had to put my buddy of 15 years down last week. Was one of the hardest things I have ever done. I have had over 70 dogs in my life but had...
    hawkeye67 hawkeye67 46-50, M 4 Responses Jul 13

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    Yes. Yes I do. Love them too. My tattoos all mean something to me personally and my piercings...? Not so much. My nose and ears are all I have pierced but numerous in both ears :)
    EBAAA EBAAA 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    My dad left my mom before I was born and then he got sent to jail and met me once after and never again. He may not have died. But he chose to leave me I would rather have had him...
    LoganAdele LoganAdele 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 13

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