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Suffering from social stigma (Polydactyly as an Adult)

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • September 5, 2015
  • 07:44 AM

My Name is Allen, male and 26 years old. I have a condition called Polydactyly the name I can't even pronounce and just recently find out because I have been denying it for all my life. I have extra thumb on my right hand which is also my dominant hand, it makes it really hard to do things not just because it limited me from things I wanna do, due my to right hands incapability. I have been suffering from depression for as long as I could remember. The psychological damaged it gave me has been the biggest problem for me. Being rejected by society took and still taking toll on me. My parents couldn't afford a surgery when I was born and now I'm stuck with it, at least until I can do something about it. I'm just afraid I would be too old to even enjoy life at that point.

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