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I Live With a Disability

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    My Disability - I caught my disability in 2007 in October. I have been driving a semi for about 4 years, before that I was a School Bus Driver for 15 years. When I came home on...
    Davie50 Davie50 51-55, M 10 Responses Jun 28, 2011

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    A Few Of Them - I live with a few: Arnold Chiari Malformation, Scoliosis, Migraines, Osteoarthritis, Depression, and Deafness. According to the doctors I don't qualify for...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 31, 2012

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    I Have A Diasability - hi i have a mild intellectual disability, short arm deletion of chromosome 18 hypothalami deficiency and short arm syndrome. and i hate it when people call...
    gedwkim gedwkim 36-40, F 13 Responses Dec 2, 2009

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    Depression And Anxiety - Since I was probably about 12, these have been disabling for me. I just recently was able to incur disability payments. I don't plan on using this money...
    errantmind errantmind 41-45, F Mar 23, 2013

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    i have a mild intellectual disability, short arm deletion of chromosome 18 hypothalami deficiency and short arm syndrome. Borderline Personality Disorder bladder bowl disorder.
    sliverwolfbec sliverwolfbec 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 1

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    Unseen Disabilitiies - I'm one of the people who has Irritable Bowel Syndrome.  It hit me when I was a small child, and got worse when I was in my 20's.  There are many...
    nanasixboys nanasixboys 56-60 Mar 7, 2010

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    I have Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus.
    Siwheels73 Siwheels73 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 11

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    A medley of metal health issues and a couple of minor physical ones
    persononinternet persononinternet 16-17, M 2 Responses Jan 12

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    My Diabilities - I guess you could say I live with disabilities... I have Borderline Personality Disorder - which is not a physical disability, but it still hinders...
    sabergirl08 sabergirl08 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 21, 2009

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    I Live With A Disability - I am a spinal cord injured person aged 36. I live in trivandrum district. I like to have friendship with persons like me.
    perunguzhi01 perunguzhi01 36-40 4 Responses Jan 22, 2012

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    Cancer Survivor - 11 yrs. ago I was told I had less than a yr. I had breast cancer and it was at stage 4. Thank God I just couldn;t accept it. My mother was very sick, and we new...
    rene197 rene197 51-55, F 3 Responses Sep 21, 2009

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    the itis - what a life! you can read more about my disability and how i got it in my story, "RSD and all it's glory." if you wish to know more about RSD you can find...
    AbbyNormal AbbyNormal 31-35, F 3 Responses Jun 25, 2007

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    Then And Now - I was completely disabled when my kidneys failed in August 2011. I woke from a coma and could not walk, talk, write and I lost my motor skills and balance. I had to...
    tmarker86 tmarker86 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 15, 2012

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    The Craziness Of The Things I Go Through - I was diagnosed at one time with BPD (Borderline Personality Disorder). I haven't really looked that up recently but back then they...
    OnewithJC OnewithJC 36-40, F 12 Responses Mar 12, 2011

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    From Being Highly Functional to Disability... - I live with disability...permanent back injury, fibromyalgia and PT SD, so I cannot work as I used to...I was a travel agent and I...
    csan csan 61-65, F 1 Response Jan 30, 2008

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    Life In America Today - I am a 50 year old woman, worked all my life, worked hard and long. I have become disabled to work and my body has turned against me. Every time I go to the...
    mommaceitta mommaceitta 51-55, F 3 Responses Oct 20, 2012

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    There many people in the world lives with a disability. One that harder for people to understand is ones that are not visible like a learning disability. Most people meet me for...
    ChillyWilly82 ChillyWilly82 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 13

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    Fighting Lyme - This month makes one year since I was diagnosed with Lyme disease. Compared to how I was a year ago I have had major progress. I no longer walk with a cane, I can...
    GuardianAngel924 GuardianAngel924 18-21, F 1 Response May 7, 2013

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    Quadruple Amputee - I was disabled before I became an amputee. A car crash took my limbs from me.
    MikeyG133 MikeyG133 18-21, M May 12, 2013

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    It Can Happen to Anyone - I spent my my adult life working in offices where originally we had paper and a typewriter if were 'good enough' to be given one. All this...
    CarolineBelinda CarolineBelinda 36-40, F 1 Response May 29, 2009

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    Many people in the world lives with a disability including myself. The thing is hard, many of them don't get good support in this world. If you're not a strong person and know...
    ChillyWilly82 ChillyWilly82 31-35, M Feb 9

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    Iam Liveing With My Disability Every Day And Every Night - and there is nothing can be done about it    thank you evangelist pastorsusie houston
    pastor24 pastor24 56-60, F Apr 10, 2011

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    My Disabilty Is Keeping Me From Finding A Man To Love - Ok, so it happpened to me again. I am chatting with a man, making a TRUE connection and then he disappears when I mention my...
    jenjen316 jenjen316 36-40, F 9 Responses Apr 20, 2011

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    Pick One? - Start with cripplingly bad Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.  That's bad enough; leaving me shaking and sweating in flashbacks on a near-daily basis.  I'm not sure if...
    Plaid Plaid 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 27, 2011

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    Is Your Disability Visible Or Not? - I know I have a mental disability, & maybe physical. I had 2 strokes @ age 5. People tell me that they can tell that I (mentally) don't...
    otad12 otad12 26-30, F 9 Responses Jul 1, 2008

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    Disabled? So What... - On the edge of intelligence, though, there lingers a fringe of intuition, vague and effervescent, that is man's saving spark." -Laurence Leamer I live in...
    jwmerica jwmerica 51-55, M 2 Responses May 29, 2011

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    The Things I Cant Live Without: I cant live without my cell phone, or my laptop, because I like to stay in touch with my family and friends. I cant live without music, because...
    Belieber4Life Belieber4Life 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    hello i want to tell life story.She is from Azerbaijan former soviet republic .This country belongs neither europe nor asia the culture and people mixed.She married man.This man...
    1kewa 1kewa 26-30, F Mar 26

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    Don't do it! No really...i decided to live with a few friends couple years back we all live separately and hate each other now. My experience.
    BillytheKid217 BillytheKid217 22-25, M Mar 29

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    I used to live with my boyfriend :( I recently had to move out after living there for over a year. His father was low on money and needed more room in the house to rent out the...
    sugarcakes143 sugarcakes143 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    Well I use to live with one if these creatures that's because he iSync father but my parents split up and I have a step dad. My dad is passive aggressive with me. So I cut him off...
    REALWORDS823 REALWORDS823 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    I cannot live without my best friend But I have no choice My best friend my wife my love of my life my soulmate passed away on January23/14 And I am left here without you I feel so...
    IlovetitsToo IlovetitsToo 31-35, M Mar 27

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    Has OCD... My mom started dating my now stepfather Neal when I was 5. He's always had a horrible temper, is easily annoyed, and complains about everything. I remember when I was...
    Amsch95 Amsch95 18-21, F Apr 2

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    Hi all, apologies for my bad English, it's been a while. So my story is a bit different than most love affairs with married men here. I am now 30 years old. About 6 months ago I...
    highnlow highnlow 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 21

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    My favorite quotes from "The Gifts of Imperfection" by Brene Brown....these quotes are quotes that I want to say to myself over and over and over again. I want to live every day...
    mistletoe41 mistletoe41 41-45, F 3 Responses Apr 9

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    I am 72 years old and am on my 2nd bout of breast cancer. Had years of depression and a breakdown. Took overdoses etc.etc. Had a son who died from Muscular dystrophy at 17 years...
    veganjo veganjo 70+ 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I believe that inside every smoker lives a "fiend". Like in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, sometimes the smoker is in control and sometimes the "fiend" is in control. When you haven't...
    CarthAnne CarthAnne 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    ... And our relationship has definitely turned for the worst ! Sometimes it can be the best feeling of living together , but most of the time , I cannot think of him as other than...
    beautenaturelle beautenaturelle 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    I want to do things. I want to take action. I want to be brave and stop feeling like I am confined by these expectations that I know people hold me too. I want to be brave and take...
    dreamoftomorrow dreamoftomorrow 22-25, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    being without music makes me loco!!
    hallowedwillow hallowedwillow 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    I rarely watch tv as it is. I always get the feeling that "nothing good is on". I like shows that are a little educational but also interest me. But not many things fit my...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 29

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    If music didn't exist or music was to be gone the next day....... Life not just for me but for everyone else.,,,,,. Would just end.....,.. My life would definitely end without...
    ecoglitcher ecoglitcher 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 29

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    I see stars in the city. Oh they shine so bright and pretty, making the black sky not seem so bland. I cry because I've never seen the sky look so muse worthy. My head is hanging...
    inonon inonon 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    I am more than ready, willing and able to enjoy sex with my husband but he seems to prefer ridiculous amounts internet ****... Now I'm not saying he shouldn't or can't do that...
    Treenz Treenz 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    Literally. She has saved my life more times than I can count. She means the world to me. I've struggled with depression for almost ten years and ever since I met her, she's been my...
    BelleofApril BelleofApril 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    I miss the old me. The hyper me, go out and have fun me! I'm so tired of looking at four walls. There are days it takes all I have to get out of the bed. Feeling like my legs are...
    zanyzoey zanyzoey 36-40, F 2 days ago

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    One night a guy & a girl were driving home from the movies. The boy sensed there was something wrong because of the painful silence they shared between them that night. The girl...
    cecevictoria cecevictoria 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    My best friend. She is truly amazing. I honestly don't know what I would do without her. She is always here for me, and I am always here for her. I love my best friend <3 (in a...
    01sparkly 01sparkly 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    I Cant Since I have bipolar, music is one of the two things that calm me down when im upset or mad. I also listen to music before I fall asleep, so without it I wouldnt be able to...
    Belieber4Life Belieber4Life 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I've been on this site now for a little while and am trying to create a support group for people who are working to cope with chronic pain in their spouse. This site would help...
    JustKeepSinging JustKeepSinging 26-30 Mar 31

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    I Love It: My phone is one of the things that help me communicate with my friends and family online. So without it, I wouldnt be able to keep in touch with my High school...
    Belieber4Life Belieber4Life 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago