I am a paraplegic, paralyzed from just above my waist down to my feet.
I have been a paraplegic since I was a little girl. My legs are very thin and flaccid, but I still think of myself as attractive, even sexy.
I have all kinds of shoes from athletic shoes to sandals for the summer.
That means I put both forearm crutches out in front of me and swing both legs through the middle.
About a year ago I started wearing long leg braces and using crutches to maneuver around the building.
It’s much easier than getting a wheelchair through crowded hallways and elevators.
But if I start offering information about my disability, or ask them about dating paraplegic girls, they seem to get uncomfortable. I am having a very hard time of going from one end of the desirable scale to the other virtually overnight.
My ego is shot to bits as I am constantly passed over.