IF Anyone Is a Mutant Its Me...I read all of the experiences here so far and i don't mean to sound mean but its nothing compared to what i deal with. You guys wanna discuss being mutants well sit back and relax cuz you haven't seen mutant yet. I was born with a condition called SPINAL MUSCULAR ATROPHY and basically what it does is hinder the motor skills and cause muscle deterioration. The condition is progressive meaning it gets worse with age and it is fatal. So basically i'm a sitting duck waiting to croak. As for my challenges well here goes: I am VERY thin/frail, I have severe scoliosis which causes me to have respiratory problems cuz my lungs aren't expanding the way they should which leaves me dependant on a ventillator. I have a trache in my neck, my shoulders are hunched up to my ears, i cannot sit up straight i lean to the side. My arms and legs are contracted and my left foot is deformed. my teeth potrude because my upper jaw grew out but my bottom jaw didn't and i cannot open my mouth wide. The worse thing about all of this is that i am hideous. As a female this isn't very helpful cuz men will not give u a second thought if you aren't attractive. So there you have it i am not only damaged goods but i'm ugly damaged goods! For years i kept wishing and praying to be like everyone else and wondering what is wrong with me...After i did some research on my condition and realized its caused by genetic mutation thats when it hit me...i can't be like everyone else because i'm a mutant. i then looked up synonyms for mutant and i saw monster, freak, deformed, unnatural. hey its fine if thats what i am then so be it right? However even though i am a mutant i still have human feelings, urges and desires like normal people and that frustrates me at times cuz normal people don't look at me like a human being. If i had a quarter for every stare, comment and question throughout my life i'd be richer than donald trump. My point in all of this is simple...if u dont have any of the problems like i do then you are not a mutant.
Chuckywoman 26-30, F 17 Responses 2 Apr 12, 2009