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For the past 8 years of my life i've been keeping a secret from my family and friends and just a few days ago i came out and told them about my secret. my secret is that a have a minor birth defect that is more well known as double joints. im able to dislocate almost all of my joints and then relocate them without any pain. i always thought that i was a little different so i kept it a secret until recently i saw a guy win americas got talent who was able to do the same abnormal stuff as me, i believe his name was turf. when i showed my friends and family and told them about turf, i thought they would give me support, tell me it was cool but instead they told me it was disgusting and that people would call me a freak and scientist would want to study me. And that really hurt. But recently my school let out a notiice that it's having a talent show and i really want to go on stage and show them my awesome talent. But i'm to scared that they'll call me a freak i really need to know if keeping it a secret is what's best for me. please just take the time to give me some feedback and give your opinion. i'm 20 years old and this is not a joke.
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photoshopmaster wrote:

For the past 8 years of my life i've been keeping a secret from my family and friends and just a few days ago i came out and told them about my secret. my secret is that a have a minor birth defect that is more well known as double joints. im able to dislocate almost all of my joints and then relocate them without any pain. i always thought that i was a little different so i kept it a secret until recently i saw a guy win americas got talent who was able to do the same abnormal stuff as me, i believe his name was turf. when i showed my friends and family and told them about turf, i thought they would give me support, tell me it was cool but instead they told me it was disgusting and that people would call me a freak and scientist would want to study me. And that really hurt. But recently my school let out a notiice that it's having a talent show and i really want to go on stage and show them my awesome talent. But i'm to scared that they'll call me a freak i really need to know if keeping it a secret is what's best for me. please just take the time to give me some feedback and give your opinion. i'm 20 years old and this is not a joke.


Hi,

I'm sorry for your condition (and the fact that you first thought you were 17.. I hate forgetting my age, too!). However, personal threads are against the rules, so if you really want to talk about the terrible affliction, please feel free to join in the General Help/Advice Thread. About 5% of the population has hypermobility (double-jointedness), so you're far from alone! 5% of 7 billion people is still a lot of people, after all, and I personally share your trait to an extent.

If you wanted to make a thread simply talking about hypermobility, what it means, and such, that might be better, or the advice thread would be best if you want to keep it personal.

-Makoto
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