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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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  • I'm 30 going on 31, and I'm suffering with polydactyly on my right hand as well. The only difference is I have a small extra digit on my right hand. My advice to you is to get surgery if you can. By the way, soaking my hand in hot water with Epsom salt helps me with my pain. Take care and I wish you all the best.
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  • I'm 30 going on 31, and I have polydactyly as well. The difference is I have an extra digit on my right hand. My advice to you is to get the surgery as soon as possible. I use hot salt water to soak my hand in. The salt in question is Epsom salt. I hope this helps best of luck.
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