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Are there any medical or health issues that limit you?

Happily, no.

Jane, 60
West Linn
, OR   USA

Nope. Healthy as a horse and trying to keep it that way.

Laura, 36
Lowell
, MA   USA

Naw. Although ive been having these wierd stomach pains lately. And im chubby. But that only limits me in what I can wear without looking like crap *g*

Talia, 23
Wilton
, CT   USA

Slightly bad knees and fairly bad wrists.

Alias Irrelevante

Yes, I have several mental health conditions - 314.01 (Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Combined Type), 296.33 (Major Depressive Disorder, Recurrent, Severe Without Psychotic Features), 300.02 (Generalized Anxiety Disorder), 780.52 (Sleep Disorder, Insomnia Type), 300.3 (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder) with those numbers coming from the DSM-IV - and I also have arthritis though it hasn't been officially diagnosed.

etoile, 20
Washington
, DC  USA

I have Fibromyalgia and it limits my doing housework and lifting any thing heavy. I have pain in my left leg and knee that bothers me but my doctot says I have to keep going like walking etc for exercise.

Marci, 56
Diamond
, OH   USA

Nah, not really. I'm ananemic, but that doesn't limit me in any way.

Dianne, 16
Ontario  CANADA

I've been cursed with one of the orphan diseases which has left my legs and hips very vulnerable to fractures. I've also survived cancer twice, but the radiation and chemo treatments have left me with a very erratic digestive tract, a tendency to bloat and an inability to tolerate temperatures much over 75 degrees.

Jill, 60
Saylorsburg
, PA  USA

I have had frequent kidney infections all my life and my kidneys are severely messed up. They are smaller than usual and I get lots of infections. When I was younger, this limited my life far more than it does now. I have learned to control my diet, exercise and stay healthy, know my limits, stay still when it is really humid, drink a lot and recognize the signs of an on-coming infection. As a result, I am not really limited except for the occassional infection - far fewer than in my youth. (Just for the record, when I was pregnant, I went from one kidney infection to another and the doctors finally had to put me on a low-level anti-biotic just to keep me from getting any more so it would not effect myself or the baby.)

Deb

Nope, well not really. I get cold sores (herpes) on my lip if I get in the sun and my lips get burned. Even though I haven't gotten one in years, it does restrict my sun exposure unless I have on chapstick. I got the virus from my mother when I was a child because I use to drink after her.

Stephanie, 25
TX  USA

Well let's see..... I'm overweight, I've had an achy back since my early teens, and every now and then my nerves decide to take a month out of my life randomly pinging me just to make sure my pain receptors are functioning. But none of it's killer and I've never gone to the dr for any of it, so eh. I'm here. For the most part I can do what I want to. Yeehawww.

Firelady, 23
Dallas
, TX   USA

Let me put it this way: I take medicine that keeps me from whigging out...but I refuse to use that excuse for my failure in life...

Frodo
age unknown, parts unknown

I don't have any defined physical ailment other than a few too many pounds. Which in my past have limited me pychologically more than they ever have or would physically.

Felicia, 35
Lowell
, MA   USA

I'm allergic to dust &c. - so I can't have cats, for example - I would have loved to have a cat ...

no-itsme, 29
HOLLAND

Presently I have a severely sprained ankle that requires a brace that definately limits me..but usually no.

Angela, 16
Bella Vista
, AR  USA

Nope, thankfully. The worst I have is hayfever, which is pretty bad at  times, but nothing too bad.

Shanna, 16
Cardiff  ENGLAND

not really. thank God for government health care.

Jaden, 21
Brampton, Ontario  CANADA

Just some over the counter meds I cannot take due to high blood pressure. I suffered with Panic Disorder for many years....before I got it under control, there were many places I couldn't go, many functions I couldn't attend, and many things I just couldn't do. That's a serious business - but thank God there are meds and methods to tame the beast.

Fisch, 45
Preston
, CT   USA

Not much. Of course there are some.

Karen, 21
Marshelltown/Ames
, IA  USA

Have you got all day? Let's see, currently I have a broken toe (walked into furniture). But usually I only have asthma, migraines and anxiety attacks. My asthma means that I can't be as active as I want, I do take preventatives and stuff but I can't run around. However I do keep fit through kickboxing and swimming.  My migraines really limit me, once I get one and if my tablets don't work I have to go straight ot bed, I usually go blind, get numbness in the hand and face. They can last anyway from a few hours to a few days. I usually only get them in the winter but as we don't know what triggers them I can get them at any time.  Anxiety attacks only limit me when I let them, I am seeing a pyschologist to overcome these

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