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Posted 3/28/18

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Probably not a disability, but my vision looks like this at night / dark areas with bright light sources. During the day / in lit areas I have heavy visual noise.



This isn't normal..?


Not unless you wear your sunglasses at night.
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Posted 3/28/18
I don't know if it is a disability, but i was recently diagnosed with diabetes.
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Posted 3/28/18

Vahvi wrote:


Ocale wrote:


Werning wrote:

Probably not a disability, but my vision looks like this at night / dark areas with bright light sources. During the day / in lit areas I have heavy visual noise.



This isn't normal..?


Not unless you wear your sunglasses at night.


Incredible

But also scary. It goes away when I force my eyes open all the way. Hopefully it's just because I have tiny eyes and naturally tired eyelids.
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Posted 3/31/18

Werning wrote:

Probably not a disability, but my vision looks like this at night / dark areas with bright light sources. During the day / in lit areas I have heavy visual noise.



normal for me with all lights thought most have a little bit of rainbow around them
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I have a neurological disease that obviously leaves me with disabilities, but it's not like I want your sympathy. Ba-baka!
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I'm too cute.

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Vahvi wrote:

I'm too cute.



Well played
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It's not quite a disability. Well, I can qualify for FMLA, but I have no intention on doing that. I have Scheuermann's Disease (also known as Scheuermann's Kyphosis) & had to get my spine completely reconstructed. It was a 13-hour surgery with a recovery period of 12+ months.They broke my spine into pieces & added all sorts of gadgets in there. In the x-ray you can see the two long titanium rods that outline my entire spine & the fifteen screws attached. The worst part is they didn't even give me any anesthesia. Jaja. Jaja. I had the surgery 21-months ago, & I still feel these foreign objects in my body very vividly every waking moment of my life. My surgeon said to give it about five years & it will feel normal. Which is his way of saying in five years you'll have no choice but to accept that this is your reality now, so get out of my face before I stab you in the eye with one of those screws.

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I am autistic. Autism is a disorder, which stays for a whole life, and which can not be cured. it consists of a different way of communication and interpretation.
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Oh boy.

I have autism. I believe others have already explained this, and it's quite a common disability, so I won't go into detail.
I also have Raynaud's Disease, which is a discolouration of the toes and fingers in hot/cold conditions due to a diminishment of blood circulation.
On top of that, I have Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, which is a condition where the nerves in my foot/ankle area get compressed after a lot of pressure is put onto them and it causes pain.
I have Dyspraxia, which is a developmental disorder which affects co-ordination and movement.
And last of all, I'm hard of hearing.

I feel like someone cursed me in a previous life or something.
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Posted 4/17/18

FactoriesFarAway wrote:

Oh boy.

I have autism. I believe others have already explained this, and it's quite a common disability, so I won't go into detail.
I also have Raynaud's Disease, which is a discolouration of the toes and fingers in hot/cold conditions due to a diminishment of blood circulation.
On top of that, I have Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, which is a condition where the nerves in my foot/ankle area get compressed after a lot of pressure is put onto them and it causes pain.
I have Dyspraxia, which is a developmental disorder which affects co-ordination and movement.
And last of all, I'm hard of hearing.

I feel like someone cursed me in a previous life or something.


........damn
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I do. I have Exomphalos Major, Severe Scoliosis with Kyphosis and Hypercapnic Respiratory Failure.

basically I was born with some of my internal organs out.

My mums heart medication caused some of my tummy muscles to not form so I was born with my liver, spleen, intestine, stomach, gall bladder and pancreas on the outside. All of it was put back in except for my liver which gives me a large bump as it is literally my liver and part of my transverse colon.

It’s covered with rotation skin grafts. I also have severe scoliosis with kyphosis and hypercapnic respiratory failure (lung failure).
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Atypical Autism (meaning I only have some of the symptoms, but enough to be diagnosed), and CRMO.

CRMO (Chronic Recurrent Multifocal Osteomyolitis) is a rare autoinflammatory disease in which my body creates inflammation without infection in my bones.

It is mainly in my left clavicle, but sometimes it happens in other places as well. The pain it causes is intermittent and non-regular (things such as overall changes in temperature and stress can affect the severity). Luckily I can deal with most of it using 'light-weight' pain medication. It does screw with my sleep schedule a lot, though.
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tallulahrose wrote:

I do. I have Exomphalos Major, Severe Scoliosis with Kyphosis and Hypercapnic Respiratory Failure.

basically I was born with some of my internal organs out.

My mums heart medication caused some of my tummy muscles to not form so I was born with my liver, spleen, intestine, stomach, gall bladder and pancreas on the outside. All of it was put back in except for my liver which gives me a large bump as it is literally my liver and part of my transverse colon.

It’s covered with rotation skin grafts. I also have severe scoliosis with kyphosis and hypercapnic respiratory failure (lung failure).




the effect of medication on fetuses is scary :S
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I have Asperger's Syndrome. I have never personally thought of it as a disability, rather an advantage, but a few years ago it got rolled into Autism Spectrum, so I guess it is a disability now. So, as is typical, I got some super human abilities, but because there is no such thing as a free lunch, I also got some super human deficiencies. The main ability I got was a super human ability to focus, from which all the other abilities derived. I got phonographic memory which allowed me to remember every conversation I ever had perfectly, so I didn't have to take notes in school unless the instructor wrote something on the chalk board. Could remember, within 3 pages, what book I read something in and where, so writing and footnoting papers was easier for me. I could work on problems completely undistracted by outside events, so I just outperformed everyone around me.

All in all, lame stuff and not worth the deficiencies. The lesser of these is Alexithymia, which is the inability to recognize emotions in others. Just try hanging onto a girl friend when you can't see she on her face she is angry and you keep walking right into fights. The worse deficiency, which I do count as an honest to god disability is Prosopagnosia, a.k.a Face Blindness. If my mom was put in a line up, wearing clothing she wouldn't normally wear, and she didn't say anything, I would not be able to pick her out. And it gets worse. If I don't see someone many days in a row or if I haven't seen them in awhile, it is as if they never existed. Parties are a nightmare. I get introduced to someone and 10 seconds later, I can't recall if I've met them or not. Most people get insulted if you forget their name. Imagine how insulted you would feel is someone forgot your existence. I can only positively identify someone if they talk to me. Surprising, I am 95% certain of someone based on their clothing. Seems everyone has a fairly unique style, picking the same kind of clothes, colors, accessories, same kind of fit. How they move also. Some people bop up and down, some swagger, some sway, some bounce, some crawl, some walk in pain. It seems we are all surprising unique in that regard. But I am never certain unless they talk to me so I never just walk up to someone and say Hi Bob!

So, as part of Asperger's Syndrome, I have an overwhelming instinct to avoid eye contact. Only recently in my life did I discover that women think you are creepy if you don't make eye contact. So, I trained myself to make eye contact by chanting a mantra in my head, to remind myself to look every few seconds. People respond to me with much more warmth now. What I did notice is that my phonographic memory has deteriorated and my Face Blindless is less acute. I am thinking that by avoiding eye contact, I was 100% focused on remembering what the person was telling me. Now, with all the distraction from the facial expressions and hand motions, I am less able to remember the conversation. I think the Face Blindness has gotten better because it is hard to remember a face if you never look at it. Now that I make a deliberate effort to make eye contact, I see their face and don't seem to forget their existence 10 seconds later. I also think it has helped me read people better. There is something called Emotional Contagion, where you take on the emotions of someone who is talking to you. The trick is, you have to be looking at the speakers face for this to happen. I wasn't doing this. So maybe that is why people respond to me with more warmth now.

btw, If you are a fan of the anime series Glass Mask, the main character, Maya, has all the characteristics of someone with Aspergers's Syndrome. She is able to remember every line and every gesture in a play after seeing it only once. This is well within the abilities of someone with Aspergers. She also has difficulties making an emotional connection with her boyfriend, as would also be typical of someone with Aspergers. I think Maya is modeled after a real person
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