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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    StormiP85 StormiP85 26-30, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    happy birthday everyone!!!! Hope you all have a great day!
    kayla459 kayla459 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I was born on April 20th,anyone?
    sievert sievert 13-15, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    It would explain why I never feel good about anything I "finish." Nothing is ever finished. And life is a constant struggle to translate... To make use of what is available. I don...
    lovelywarpedlemon lovelywarpedlemon 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    When I mess up I end up out in the barn bare and bent over a saw horse getting the razor strap from an angry grampa. Takes care of a bad boy's behavior in no time! He lays it on...
    whiphard whiphard 16-17, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    My life has been quite unusual; starting from the fact that my parents were separated even before I was born. I was the eccentric boy in school, who got sent to a military school...
    Kurecca Kurecca 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    March 14, 1990 at 11:48am this handsome dude here entered this planet. Going to be 26 next month.
    RJguy90 RJguy90 22-25, M 6 days ago

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    As I began the process to achieve the goal of total extraction of my teeth, my dentist insisted (forced) an intermediate step, over dentures. I was left with 7 teeth plus full over...
    nomoreteeth nomoreteeth 66-70, M 6 days ago

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    yes i have autism adhd, ocd, low iq, specch issuses, im learning disabled but that doesn't stop me i try my best and do everything like everyone else im not going give up, im not...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response 6 days ago

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    yes i have autism adhd, ocd, low iq, specch issuses, im learning disabled but that doesn't stop me i try my best and do everything like everyone else im not going give up, im not...
    autism1011 autism1011 22-25, M 4 Responses a week ago

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    Right people. I penned this little diatribe in the hope of getting through to some people who are having a tough time with legitimate incontinence and need a bit of light at the...
    Gemma1990 Gemma1990 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Yep. The cross I must bear. I was born with a slight defect to my spine that caused a number of not so slight functions to, shall we say not work properly. Unfortunately my...
    Gemma1990 Gemma1990 22-25, F Feb 5

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    I have always wished I was a girl. I tried dating girls in my teen age years. I never really got attracted to girls. I use to look at girls with their boy friends and wished so...
    LittleDebbieCD LittleDebbieCD 31-35, T 2 Responses Feb 5

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    Actually December is one of my favorite months. I was born on December 22nd. :))
    Bebeksa Bebeksa 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 4

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    That was the way my dad punished me.
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Feb 4

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    Its not so much that i don't get along with my mum, its more a case that i can't talk honestly with her about much any more. She chooses to see the negative in everything from us...
    nikinokers nikinokers 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 2

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    ...i believe we were born into sin, none the less. but still loved by God, and easily reconciled to be his child intimately through Jesus, and His cross and resurrection. i believe...
    coffeeonice coffeeonice 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 2

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    One time my mom invited her friend over for lunch. My mom's friend said she wanted to hear me play my saxophone. My mom called me into the room and said "Young man, Miss Kelly...
    CockySaxophonePlayer CockySaxophonePlayer 26-30, M Feb 1

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    Everything was perfect like a fairy tale, but the nightmare was born. I remember that suddenly became very bright white and I have lost a significant part of my memory in my mind...
    Szolnok71 Szolnok71 36-40, M Feb 1

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    My mother started soaping my mouth all the time as a young teen for bad mouthing her and lying. I'd always have to sit still in a chair while she did it, and the way she did it was...
    joshthesissy joshthesissy 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 1

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    I'm in love with Madonna, Backstreet boys, Britney Spears, Bobby Brown,Sugar Ray and even the Spice Girls!!!!!!!!!!!! but get this, I WASNT EVEN BORN IN THE 90'S I was born in the...
    HeySafaaJust HeySafaaJust 16-17, F Jan 31

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    I'm so late but December 14th
    SpecialKndofOrdinary SpecialKndofOrdinary 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 31

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    It's not natural for us to live our lives alone but I think those who are truly alone are certainly the minority worldwide If I find someone along the way that truly deserves my...
    nihiless nihiless 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 31

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    Born on New Years day, so nobody ever remembers that it's my birthday :(
    Syntagram Syntagram 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 31

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    Today's my birthday , the waters 38 degrees but no surfing today in Maine because of the iceberg watch lol
    fattenedforthanksgivingdiner fattenedforthanksgivingdiner 61-65, M 8 Responses Jan 31

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    I was born in a family with the strangest gifts, 'abilities." My first experience was feeling things in my room that I couldn't physically see. Then images like still photo graphs...
    indigoivy indigoivy 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 30

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    Today again. After my spankings because I was caught lying. Mom made the bar of soap wet rubbed it in my mouth and then I had to bite on it during corner time. I hate the taste.
    bananasandapples bananasandapples 13-15, F 3 Responses Jan 29

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    I like 80s cars, 70-80s music, 1800s America, and the simple ways of life back then. I have a 1928 tommy gun airsoft gun, a 1982 firebird, and a room decorated with 1980s furniture...
    stewartgreen stewartgreen 18-21, M 3 Responses Jan 28

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    born 1999 idk if that counts
    LonelyGuy450 LonelyGuy450 16-17, M 2 Responses Jan 28

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