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jjbeaniebean80 karma

The biggest misconception is people assuming I'm able bodied since I'm young and have a baby face (I still look high school age). Then they ask what I did to get my accommodations that I either had to pay or fight for.

An example would be when I lived in a Uni dorm and I got one out of the two studio apartments. I'd often have parties and invite people over and they'd be amazed at how I got it and one guy assumed I was "the top dog" or something lol. I actually had to pay a significant amount more because I needed my own bathroom and shower since I can't share easily.

I also get shamed for using accessibility parking spots but that's a whole other can of worms.

jjbeaniebean59 karma

I lived, surprise!

jjbeaniebean40 karma

I'm definitely curious as to who they are and knowing their reasoning but it's not something that keeps me up at night. I've been lucky enough to have a reasonably good family growing up and knowing my bio parents wasn't a big priority to me.

I probably would meet them if I had the opportunity just so I wouldn't regret it later on down the road.

jjbeaniebean34 karma

I don't get a lot of phantom pain, but I do get a lot of phantom sensations. They seem to spike when I've been on my feet all day.

I notice that if you put pressure on certain spots on my residual limb then it triggers phantom sensations.

My most common ones are feeling like my toes are in a clamp that keeps squeezing them, I've stepped on a lego through my heel but softer, and feeling like my leg and foot is full of sprite - it feels all sparkly and bubbly, almost like pins and needles but softer (it is as annoying though).

jjbeaniebean30 karma

No, my adoptive family is from Europe so I only speak English. I did try to learn from cassette tapes when I was 8 or 10 but it was difficult.