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I Have a Disability Due to a Lower Back Injury

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    I was a nurse for 18 years at that time I ended up severly injuring my lower back.This year the Dr said my spine is falling apart I suffer from chronic pain.I just got approved for Disability so my finaces will finally be back on track.I also have a 5 year old son.I am afraid of...
    Tigress Tigress 51-55, F 3 Responses Jul 19, 2007

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    I wanted to see what it was like. so he locked me in the back for a few minutes. was kinda fun.
    TheCroissant TheCroissant 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 18

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    been awhile ago ...it was a hot summer night me & partner in crime were being held in the back seat hand cuffs on this cop was going sweat us out lol he had the heater blowing full...
    joophomme joophomme 46-50, M Apr 18

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    I was in the back of a police car before. My Whole family works in the police force and when I was a wee lad my mom had a family friend pick me up from day care in his squad care...
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 22-25, M Apr 18

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    Does being thrown into the back of a police riot van count?
    Tomm3y Tomm3y 18-21, M Apr 19

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    They were dropping me off home i was out late and i sat in the back with my wrists together waving at people so funny
    pjrtt pjrtt 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 19

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    Ive never been arrrested only slammed into a car, cuffed and thrown in the backseat and left there for 2 hrs. For responding to questions with a "tone".
    Socalsunset Socalsunset 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 24

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    Believe me when I tell you this. It was the most comfortable seat in a car I have ever sat in
    Fierrrrce Fierrrrce 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 19

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    I couldn't if done it without my love for The Grateful Dead and Phish.
    Direwolf65 Direwolf65 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 19

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    First time when I tried to hitch hike across the US at the age of fifteen. Only got about six hundred miles before I was picked up and put in jail overnight.
    wuzgnu wuzgnu 61-65, M Apr 17

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    Yeah, but I was high as ****, so I couldn't tell you what it was like.
    TGBman TGBman 22-25, M Apr 18

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    But not because I was in trouble. because I was seeing a police officer... And either would meet him or he would find me lol I was 18. He is now the police chief.
    hazeleyes71 hazeleyes71 41-45, F 12 Responses Apr 18

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    ⌂ Home Debbie Avatar Debbie ⚙ Forgive my spelling errors (was very hard to write) Also forgive how long winded this is, but fellow FM sufferers can relate to how...
    debbie913 debbie913 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 26

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    I'll never know exactly what I did, but I'm constantly living with the pain of a bad back. It was Halloween. 2006. I woke up so excited that it was my favorite holiday. That is...
    SheepishlyMe SheepishlyMe 26-30 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I love getting my back rubbed. So many times I'll come home from work and my lower back will hurt. There also are times when my back will hurt if I'm in bed to long sleeping. I...
    planter715 planter715 51-55, M Apr 21

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    Both my parents are pretty tattooed. I'll start with my dad. He works in a factory and he's 49. He has full sleeves on each arm, his chest, and upper back. He also has his knuckles...
    trizzy143 trizzy143 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I have three tattoos. One on each shoulder and one on my lower back (I know, I know...). Each has meaning though, and each is very special to me.
    ThereToCare ThereToCare 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 17

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    Maybe you guys can help me sort out what's happening with my family. I'm not really sure if my father is narcissistic, or if he has some other problem, but I know that he...
    Cocoona Cocoona 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    I have trouble due to social anxiety, problems with people before and fear of immediate rejection. Which in turn leads to awkwardness and sometimes I tend to embarrass myself more...
    xxRaindrop xxRaindrop 18-21, M Apr 10

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    I have a few from my home state Hawaii. They are small backpacks, not regular sized. One is pastel pink and black with black fishnet pockets on the outside. One is forest green...
    blankcheck4urhart blankcheck4urhart 36-40, F 3 days ago

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    Most kids, when presented with a fluffy white kitten, will think of a snowball. They will imagine a spry young cat that will play with them until the end of time. I, upon receiving...
    ioti ioti 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 18

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    This is something that's very hard for me. My boyfriend has cheated on me in the past, by flirting & contacting other women on social networks. And we broke up for a few months...
    shesdifferent516 shesdifferent516 18-21, F Apr 25

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    The burning itch that is driving me crazy, after suffering from psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis for the past 30 years I now have to contend with this maddening itch. I have yet...
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    My mom had it hard, while having me, i know that. Whithout getting too into that, she becomes angry at me, if i'm not like she wants too. Also now when i'm older and I have learned...
    Timgerer Timgerer 13-15, F Apr 5

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    I was in a public toilet and had just sat down, when I heard a voice from the next cubicle, he said “Hi!, how are you?” Embarrassed, I said, “I’m doing fine”. The...
    TheKingWizard TheKingWizard 18-21, M 11 Responses Apr 7

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    Single pringles unite! haha I've just never really met a guy that I really really like and have him like me back. because lets face it, i am weird as f and i accept that, in fact i...
    Angelyn2097 Angelyn2097 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 12

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    I've been bullied from age 12 to age 16/17. It might not seem a long time, but it was for me. Day in, day out I was being ridiculed, being told I was useless, being called ugly...
    UselessNobody UselessNobody 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 26

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    If I didn't have to quit my passion - sports - due to injury. If I didn't have to get 4 eye surgeries. If my family wasn't poor. If I had a father.
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I hate people who judge because let me tell u this I am in grade 7 and I have learning disabilities so if u judge children like me who have a learning disability this story will...
    Twylitte Twylitte 13-15, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I've been on disability for almost 10 years now. I am dually diagnosed with panic/anxiety and depression and alcoholism. I finally feel like my meds are right and I am ready to...
    BuddyBo BuddyBo 56-60, F Apr 13

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    CDC’s STEADI tools and materials can be obtained at no cost and consist of: Screening and scientific decision help applications;Ed’s Place of work take a case to court...
    Michael0962opo3 Michael0962opo3 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 25

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    I always wonder what would my life would have been like if I wasn't born in what seems to be my imagination. If people genuinely knew my existence and made a celebration out of it...
    Daddysecretprincess Daddysecretprincess 18-21, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    My boyfriend and i have been trying but nothing we stopped trying and thinking about it then we moved and are living a stress free life we've been here for a month and i just...
    YummyKupkakes YummyKupkakes 18-21, F 3 Responses 29 mins ago

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    I smell smoke....and ain't from a house! This gives new meaning to smokin' hawt!!!*feels my cheeks burning up, biting on lower lip and sighs*You guys are heroes though! Takes not...
    SirenBlaze SirenBlaze 31-35, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    my mother has never been much of a mother as a child i was physically n mentally abused till i was 15 till i was put in foster care. then when i was 18 i tried a relationship w...
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    I am just coming to the realization that I am the adult daughter of a narcissistic mother. It is only now that I have found an interest in psychology and have done some reading...
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    Ever since I lost my job and have been unable to work due to disability and the fact a person who I thought I could trust tried to ruin my life because she thought she had an axe...
    nakednudist nakednudist 46-50, M 2 Responses Apr 7

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    I have a little bit of a different experience that use to happen to me, thank god i finally got out of the house and got my own life and i have never been so happy and so "free...
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    mommabear13 mommabear13 26-30, F 2 Responses 22 hrs ago

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