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Old 07-26-2007, 09:37 AM
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Wow i never knew so many people had birthmarks. I'm new here and i'm so inspired and happy to read that i'm not the only person that have suffered through the pain and heartache. I'm 17 years old. and i have a birthmark on my whole left leg. I don't know what kind, and i've never talked about it with ANYONE, even my family. I've always kept it to myself. Most of my friends don't know i have a birthmark and a few haven't seen my legs for maybe 10 years. I ALWAYS wear jeans. EVERYWHERE. even if its hot outside. I'm scared to show people. I know people can be really mean. In PE, at school, i wear sweats not shorts. A few times i wore shorts, but i woke long socks to try to cover it. One time, i didnt hide it. One of the boys in my class said, "Ew nasty! Can you have surgery on that?" It hurt me soo much. I wear shorts when i'm at home, but when a visitor shows up, I immediately put on some jeans. I want to know what it feels like to wear shorts outside. To go to the beach not wearing jeans. I want to be more confident and less self conscious.. This year, for my senior trip, I'm going to Hawaii. We are guna be at the beach everyday. and i really want to swim in a swimsuit and not stay on the beach (like i always do) and watch people have fun. also, during banquets and dances. I always wear long dresses. I really want to wear a short dress. and since its summer, i want to wear summer dresses.. but i can't. I was looking for makeup cosmetics that are waterproof so i can swim with. Apres Cosmetics, anyone know about it? should i try it? yah so i'm sorry if i'm complaining. I know some of you have worst symptoms than i do. heres a picture attached. thanks for everyone who read this! i appreciate it!


by the way, can anyone tell me what kind of birthmark i have?
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