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I Was Born With An Extra Thumb

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    Born Iwth Extra Thumb

    When i was born in 1970 i had an extra thumb on my right hand,it was removed when i was about 7 months old.My remaining thumb works as normal but i do suffer with joint pain now in it,but im right handed at everything.I have had my own children and they havent inherited this from...
    yesme2 yesme2 36-40 2 Responses Apr 2, 2009

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    Extra Thumb

    I was born with an extra thumb on my right hand, my parents had it removed when I was an infant. Now I have a weird skinny thumb that I can't straighten all the way and a nubby thing that sticks out. I am extremely self conscious about it. Although most people are supportive...
    Erin6 Erin6 16-17, F Nov 26, 2012

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    My Baby Girl

    My Baby was Born with an extra thumb. Short story, When she was born she was lifeless. and was brought back to us. Now she is 7 months old and We plan on having it removed around her 1st birthday. I take pictures and I'm so proud that isnt like my other firends babies. Because...
    Alex623 Alex623 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 28, 2011

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    Baby Girl

    My Baby was Born with an extra thumb. Short story, When she was born she was lifeless. and was brought back to us. Now she is 7 months old and We plan on having it removed around her 1st birthday. I take pictures and I'm so proud that isnt like my other firends babies. She has...
    alex618 alex618 26-30 Jan 27, 2011

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    THUMBS Up

    hey there...! I'm Xerbi. I also have an extra thumb like the rest of you. I am now sixteen years old and my extra thumb is still attached to my hands.... I don't want it to be removed. Its weird, but unique and nice in some other ways...  It's never a problem to me. My...
    xerbi xerbi 16-17, M 3 Responses Sep 9, 2008

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    Sometimes I Brag.

    When I was born my mom burst out in tears when she first saw me. No, they we went happy tears. She was confused, angry, and blaming herself. She asked the doctors why, but all they said that it was a minor deformation. Or so she has told me. Yes, I suppose she was happy she...
    Serim Serim 13-15 Aug 21, 2009

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    Born With Extra Thumb

    born with is on my right hand... 21 now and still have it. i go bacc and forth between whether or not i like it.
    edub629 edub629 18-21 3 Responses Sep 9, 2008

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    Meee

    i was born 1978 and had two thumbs on my right hand when  i was 18 mths they cut a v down the center of it and and then joined it together. I can not bend it from the joint and it has not grown since i was 10. i used to get a lot of pain in it when at school from holding pens...
    sonza75 sonza75 31-35 Sep 7, 2011

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    Born With An Extra Thumb

    I was born in 1990. I had an extra thumb on my right had and when I was about 2 years old my mother decided to have it removed. She was afraid that I would get picked on by the other kids but most of the people that I told said I should have kept it. I wonder if I did keep it if...
    peekskillbabii90 peekskillbabii90 18-21 5 Responses Jun 6, 2010

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    Supposedly a Dominant Gene

    I was born with an extra thumb on my right hand.  My family, it appears, went to some lengths to assure that this little abnormality didn't show up on any family photographs.  However, I did dig up a photo of myself, as a baby, being held by my very elderly great...
    hippieheart hippieheart 41-45, F 11 Responses Nov 6, 2007

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    I was born with an additional thumb on my right hand, a sort of "lesser" thumb with bones and all, but not fully functional. My parents decided to have it removed when i was 2 because it was curved and causing my entire hand to function around this curving. So it was...
    fcucolo fcucolo 18-21 Mar 20, 2009

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    I was born at 26 weeks due to the swine flu epidemic in 1976. I was just under 2lbs. My Mom and I almost died 4 times had the last rites done. in the NICU from Oct 76 to April 76...
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    I was born in 1990, I wish we could go back, it was better.
    amberm1129 amberm1129 22-25, F 1 Response May 6

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    I'm so glad I was, even though it was near the end that I was born :)
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    I have always wished I was born a girl, and I am wondering how to secretly begin my transition, please message me and give me so good advice on this situation, I posted a more...
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    SeptGurl2015 SeptGurl2015 46-50, T May 9

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    I was born in 1995. I'm the oldest of three.
    DrumheadTrial DrumheadTrial 18-21, M May 12

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    I feel like I was born at the wrong time. My generation sucks :/
    moosefeet moosefeet 13-15, F May 12

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    I'm cancer and proud.I was born July 14th.
    MusicLover4Eternity MusicLover4Eternity 13-15, F 1 Response May 17

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    I was born June 18th and my mom says that I have a lot of Cancer traits in me
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    I was born on black Friday sadly my birthday doesn't always fall on it
    MinerMan5678 MinerMan5678 13-15, M 5 days ago

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    00's baby but i feel like i should've been born in the 80's-90's. The music was better, life wasn't so technology based, & The people werent as stupid as they are today.
    Oddgirllili Oddgirllili 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    My mom is beautiful then and now one day we were looking at old pictures we find my moms picture she was beyond hot Golden brown, huge Afro .pink hot pants , white top tied in...
    Prettibrowngirl Prettibrowngirl 70+, F 3 Responses 1 hr ago

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    Born in 1997!! True 90's kid right hurrrr lol XD!!!!!!!
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    I dont know why I had to be born a boy, Everything about me would work out alot better if I was a girl
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    I feel like a hippie born 40 years too late.
    ThisGuyKnows ThisGuyKnows 18-21, M 1 Response May 16

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    I wish I was so I could take credit for the awesome music. Everyone thinks that kids that are born in 99 arent really 90's babies. I love the 90's. I wish we could go back. But I...
    kloudkat kloudkat 16-17, T 1 Response 2 days ago

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    i find it hard to connect with most people, although i keep my self neutral with almost everyone i find it hard to find someone who understands me, is this that same for everyone...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 28

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    October 26, 1995. I share a birthday with Keith Urban!
    EskimoRae EskimoRae 18-21, F 5 Responses May 4

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    I always feel way older than my age. I adore classical music. I love fine wine. I am a big fan of British Literature and the use of tasteful words in conversations. I wonder what...
    PoutingEnigma PoutingEnigma 26-30, F 4 Responses May 12

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    I tried not to be but it was hard to finish knitting a pair of pants before my fingers developed.
    Thespistx Thespistx 26-30, M May 12

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    Lookin' back on the things I've done, I was tryin' to be someone I played my part, kept you in the dark, Now let me show you the shape of my heart ...
    redDya91 redDya91 22-25, F 1 Response May 13

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    I should have roamed the frontier circa 1866-1885; with Frank,Jesse,Billy,and Doc.
    RocknRollCowboy71 RocknRollCowboy71 41-45, M 1 Response May 16

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    Seriously. I can't stand today's society. I wish I'd grown up during the 60s and been a hippie flower child kind of person and died of some accident during the 90s so I wouldn't...
    HannahSavannah HannahSavannah 18-21, F 14 Responses May 17

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    Any ladies want to get off with me Asian or white preferred. I'm real
    guyguyguy21 guyguyguy21 22-25, M 4 days ago

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