Personal Narrative: My Right Leg

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I was born with Fibular Hemimelia, a condition that leaves my left leg significantly shorter than my right leg. To decrease the length discrepancy, I have had countless surgeries between the ages of 8-14, which placed me in the hospital for long periods of time. These were very challenging times where I had to manage my pain, parents, and school. The only way to fix my medical condition was through leg lengthening or amputations. I decided to have leg lengthenings, which meant that I pulled my bones apart a cm every day and had 21 rods through my leg. I didn’t handle the pain the best at first — I would scream and refuse to move. However, because of other things going on I had to suck it up. While I was in the hospital handling pain I also
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