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I Was Born With An Extra Thumb

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    ..

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I am 26 yrs old and I was born with a cleft palate and cleft lip on my left side. Like many here I experienced bullying, social isolation and discrimination in the job market. I...
    giggles8722 giggles8722 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    My admiration and nice feeling i had being younger , when I drew dragons... Or keep mobile/ laptop screen-savers even now.. may have an explanation to it afterall. After a small...
    prince35xxx prince35xxx 31-35, M 3 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    When I was born, I was born 2 months early. My mom died for 2 minutes after I was born, but me, I was sick for a year and a half. I was born underweight, you could apparently see...
    nathanieljlaw nathanieljlaw 18-21, M Jul 13

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    I don't know about being born over 100 years ago, but sure can tell you I was born into the wrong generation of music. Rap? Techno? No sir. Metal is where it's at. And not that...
    Bassmasters Bassmasters 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 1

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    I was born in 88 and I HATE it. Some of the music was ok but I wish I was born in the 90's. The clothes, the music, it was awesome. I feel I should have been a 90's baby.
    Hnation Hnation 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 2

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    Because I had always felt that way... I love fashion, I love to wear girly colourful clothes, acting pretty and being cute. I was born a boy, but I believe I always had a girl in...
    BabyDoll90 BabyDoll90 22-25 Jul 8

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    Why so difficult??- I was born in February, on the 9th in 1997 to be exact. I am 17 now and to this day I can not spell February without spell check! Pathetic I know but why does...
    MacKenzie31113 MacKenzie31113 16-17, F Jul 14

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    I was with my mom (obviously xD) and my grandma (who was driving) and we were on pur way to Germany from Holland when suddenly guess what I decided to come out at the worst time...
    i1n2d3r4a5n6i7 i1n2d3r4a5n6i7 13-15 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I was born in the 90s anyone want to talk
    Ghost21z Ghost21z 13-15, M 1 Response Jun 24

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    I was born on September 9, 1996!!
    PrinceAkeem PrinceAkeem 16-17, M Jul 5

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    I was born in january,i am a capricorn✌
    targetgurl targetgurl 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    I was born on November 30th, 1994. I'll be 20 this year. :3
    LordOfTheFail LordOfTheFail 18-21, F Jul 5

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    Crosby was born on January 4, 1990, midfield; 2006 joined Bayern from Hansa Rostock youth,2007-08 season was when he Bayern coach Ottmar Hitzfeld promoted into the first team in...
    fifacoins123 fifacoins123 22-25, F a week ago

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    This may sound odd and backwards but I wish I was born in a time before the feminist revolution! I blame the feminists!
    GirlAboutTownXx GirlAboutTownXx 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I just learned that Charli XCX was born on the same date as mine. Oh my.
    Deprivation Deprivation 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    I am 16 and was diagnosed with cronic Endo and have few treatment options due to Vonwillabrand blood condition. I feel like I'm trapped and I feel like my life's in a downward...
    MeaB98 MeaB98 16-17, F Jul 14

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    I was involved with the mother of a friend of mine. He never found out. It was very complicated because she became a widow suddenly. It was all very tragic. I know that it...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 days ago

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    I should have either been born into the 60s- swinging London, the Beatles, the hair, the American cars, the culture. Or the 80s
    GirlWithTheRedHair2013 GirlWithTheRedHair2013 16-17, F 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    Well...I was really born at 9 in the morning. :) but I think that some people really underestimate me. I am not going to say who they are, but seriously? Do you actually think...
    rockstin87 rockstin87 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 24

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    Born in November 21, 1997😏☺🎂
    MichelleErmosaa MichelleErmosaa 16-17, F Jun 29

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    I have always felt like i could definitely have been born in an earlier era since i dont relate to most things that are considered mainstream and popular nowadays.
    Christy922 Christy922 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 29

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    I love all the oldies stuff.. Movies, books, clothes, music, everything. I feel I should of been born in the 50's. I've always been a huge Elvis fan and I use to tell my friends...
    samcozz22 samcozz22 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 29

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    Why was I born into a family with so much hatred. My grandma tells me regularly that I'm worthless. And that I won't make it anywhere in life. Well guess what? I'm gonna prove you...
    reneeo11314 reneeo11314 18-21, F Jun 30

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    I still love being nude now. I just feel free and not all closed in. We were born naked so should live our lives naked ;)
    goonteam goonteam 16-17, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Born in 1970, love dogs and want to write a book in order to donate money to help them.
    smcmahan smcmahan 41-45, F 4 days ago

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    Anyone born on October 21, 1997???
    smilejem smilejem 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    I should of been born in America in the 1920's with my type of mind
    kerw94 kerw94 18-21, M 23 hrs ago

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    I fell like i should have been born in the 80s cus all i listen to a lot of music from the 80s. Bon Jovi, Poison, Def Leppard, AC/DC Thows are the ban i listen to all the time...
    Blackbelt4ever Blackbelt4ever 13-15, F 2 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    I am having a really hard time coping. The more I read and try to educate myself, the more overwhelmed and hopeless I feel. I don't want to be in therapy for the rest of my life...
    d011 d011 26-30, F 21 hrs ago

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    So this was so messed up, I met a guy and he had to just about beg me to go out with him.... He worked his *** off to see me and was very attentive and it did wonders for my self...
    Z00Z00Z Z00Z00Z 36-40, M 3 days ago

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    the music. the lifestyle. the acceptance back the. Society wasn't complete crap back then. And Rock n' Roll lived. It wasn't just a music genre. It was an inspiring life style...
    rosatorriecervera rosatorriecervera 16-17, F Jun 25

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    There is something wrong with me all my life. I feel like i dont fit in in a modern life. I hate smartphones, i hate modern fashion, i hate technology, the only thing i use is my...
    angel8i angel8i 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    with all the troubles/issues of Today, I have always wanted to go back and experience the "We Can Do It" attitude and the romanticism of WWII or the "Space Fever" of the 1960's
    NvBikeBoy NvBikeBoy 31-35, M Jul 2

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    grew up in San Remo youth camp, joined Genoa youth team in 2008, the team won the 2010 Italian Super Cup youth. Rent 2012/13 season to Serie B Modena, but only 10 appearances due...
    fifacoins123 fifacoins123 22-25, F Jul 2

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    Does that sound like an excuse?? When I was really young, this stray cat used to come around the house that I had lived in. She brought this male cat with her, and she was always...
    Levi1 Levi1 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 11

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    I recently separated form my husband of 14 years because of recurring issues with his sexuality as well as my infidelity
    dianaprince1965 dianaprince1965 46-50, F Jul 12

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    Happy Birthday To Everyone who has a Birthday in July :D July 23rd, 1997 was me :)
    SoulWriter17 SoulWriter17 16-17, M Jul 13

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