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tesstay

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About tesstay

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  • Membership Type:
    Amputee
  • Amputation Type:
    Left arm at elbow
  • Amputation Date:
    05-31-1990
  • Amputation Cause:
    Congenital

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  1. tesstay

    feeling down

    Hey all! My name is Tess and I'm a new member to this forum. I was born without half of my left arm at the elbow. I have wonderful friends and family, and grew up with much confidence and often cracked jokes about my arm. But starting about a year ago the staring really started to get to me and I've been very self-conscious of my nub and sometimes find myself trying to hide it when meeting new people. I get this idea in my head that once someone realizes I am missing an arm they will be freaked out or if I meet a guy he will no longer be interested in me. How does everyone else cope with these feelings? Hope everyone had a great weekend!
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