Lymphedema, My Elementary Years

My Elementary School years were not the most comfortable of times for me.  At home, everything was second nature.  I had great neighborhood friends that looked at me no differently than anyone else, my family though protective of my well-being did not pander to my condition unreasonably.  School however had its unique trials.  I was not allowed to sit “Indian Style” as they called it back then on the floor with everyone else, this sometimes would cause confusion and cross words from teachers other than my own who though I was just being difficult.  I am thankful to my teachers who were very quick in correcting these misguided adults who usually approached my with snide comment such as

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