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Not So Young, But Still -

I"m 33, which may sound old to some.  I started using a cane over ten years ago, then was diagnosed with an inoperable double knee condition.  I've been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, arthritis, ibs, scoliosis as well, and am awaiting tests for MS.  I look about ten years younger than I am, and when people see me walking with my cane or in my wheelchair, 95% of them give me those mean, dirty looks and it hurts, it REALLY hurts. I didn't ask for this; I'm just trying to make the best of it.. I don't understand the anger and hostility!

witchywomin witchywomin 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 24, 2010

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People are jerks. Once when not wearing my leg I parked in disabled parking and some guy started yelling at me for parking there. I said, "Odd usually you're considered disabled when the cut your leg off." and looked down. Apparently he hadn't noticed my shoe... as in 1 single shoe.

Is it wrong to get a kick out of correcting the self-righteous able bodied? Not that I'll stop if it is wrong...

I don't know. It's not easy for a one legged man to kick... hehe