Men With Disabilities

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Men With Disabilities

This is a group for men with disabilities to talk about their experiences of coping with a disability and their manliness. Able-bodied people are welcome, but please be respectful.

Members: 18
Latest Activity: Dec 19, 2013

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Introduction to the group

Started by J. D.. Last reply by Chuck Knight Nov 1, 2013. 1 Reply

I joined this group about a month ago, but with all that has been going on in my personal life, I am just now getting around to posting an introduction.  As far as my story: I lost about 80% of my…Continue

When is it time to hang it up?

Started by PM Nelson. Last reply by David Arbogast Sep 4, 2011. 5 Replies

Hello, everyone. Just joined this group to find a way of dealing with a developing disability. Am a semi-retired cop, 30 yrs on the job. I have fibromyalgia/cfs, depression, and PTSD. Have a 20% vet…Continue

Living Manly with a Disability

Started by Sheldon Price. Last reply by Kevin Jun 7, 2010. 1 Reply

On seeing this group my first thought was...I HATE that word: DISABILITY - Manly men don't have disabilities...They have only challenges!.Now I speak from hard worn experience, a incident caused me…Continue

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Comment by Steve Imparl on May 27, 2011 at 1:57am
I haven't spent much time here yet, but what I have read is inspiring. It gives me a boost in dealing with my own bipolar condition. Thanks.
Comment by David Arbogast on May 24, 2011 at 10:29am
I have had fibromyalgia for five years now.  Fortunately, i am able to function normally.  The biggest lesson i have learned from it is not to let it define who I am.  For a long time i was focused on that aspect of my life because it really limited me.  However, I discovered that unlike most disabilities which are quite visible, fibromyalgia is invisible so that almost everyone thinks I am normal.  On the positive side, i don't get stares or condescending comments or looks.  On the downside I need to act and look normal,  That has resulted in not allowing fibromyalgia to define my identity,  I am a man who has fibromyalgia, not fibromyalgia in a man's body.
Comment by Tom Cavanaugh Jr. on March 18, 2011 at 5:24pm
On my second year of being paralized from the waist down due to a spinal disease.  Coping but not always at my best mentally.
Comment by Steve M on June 23, 2010 at 1:22pm
I think I'm quickly approaching this point. It's hard to go to work many times because of my back and migraines. I've already used 104 hours of personal time off this year alone. Add ADD to that and it's hard to even stay focused at work.
 

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