jjbeaniebean80 karma2020-06-05 03:56:26 UTC
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.
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jjbeaniebean59 karma2020-06-05 05:01:32 UTC
I lived, surprise!
jjbeaniebean40 karma2020-06-05 03:25:41 UTC
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 karma2020-06-05 03:21:50 UTC
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 karma2020-06-05 05:15:15 UTC
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.
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