If you could correct a physical defect what would it be?

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Posted: 2/1/2013 3:31:15 PM
"My toe nail beds. They sort of slants up so my nails grow up and too small so my nails are small. Ugly. I want to paint my toe nails. I'm like the only girl in the world with this problem.
I've never met anyone else. Even the Pedi lady made a joke."

Do you mean 'spoon nails?'
If so, this a medical issue.

See your doctor soon


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Posted: 2/1/2013 3:37:46 PM

My toe nail beds. They sort of slants up so my nails grow up and too small so my nails are small. Ugly. I want to paint my toe nails. I'm like the only girl in the world with this problem.
I've never met anyone else. Even the Pedi lady made a joke.


Consider yourself no longer alone...

I don't think it's 'spoon nails' although I'll have to google it. My last two toes are just sort of chubby, for lack of a better word, so my nails grow 'up' instead of straight out on those two toes. Therefore, when I trim them, the pinky toe especially, is practically non-existent. They are 'normal' otherwise, flat across, but just up....

I'll try and see if I can find a picture of 'spoon nails' to compare...

ETA: DEFINITELY not spoon nails - EGADS!!! GROSS!!


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Posted: 2/1/2013 3:38:44 PM
There's so much I'd like to change but I will start with, my scar on my face from a bad car accident, my appendix/emergency c-section scar, my scar from numerous kidney surgeries. And my flabby stomach.


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Posted: 2/1/2013 3:42:48 PM
Wow, a lot of problems that people want fixed, maybe it's just me but be proud of your so called defects because they are what makes you unique.

As for the original poster, see a ENT about your nose since it is a medical problem since you can't breath normally through it; they should be able to solve the problem with corrective surgery. So many advancements have come along to assist you and them to fix the issue.

Be proud of who you are and what you have, there are so many people in the world that have it far worse.




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Posted: 2/1/2013 3:49:20 PM
I don't have any health issues, thankfully. If I could correct something it would be to have skin that does not mark and scar so easily. I have horrible stretch marks, from just below my breasts right to the pubic area, and around my hips and back. Any scars I receive do not fade over time.


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Posted: 2/1/2013 4:20:21 PM
I could make a long list but after a particularly bad day I would say I'll take the vision back in my right eye. I walked into someone today and was totally embarrassed and cried half the drive home.





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Posted: 2/1/2013 4:24:56 PM
Better vision. It doesn't have to be perfect, just no longer scary bad.



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Posted: 2/1/2013 4:43:01 PM
My teeth, my facial hair, my double chin and my eyelids need lifting.

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Posted: 2/1/2013 4:49:46 PM
I would want straight teeth.


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Posted: 2/1/2013 6:22:17 PM
One of my ears is higher than the other. And I wear glasses. It's a tricky combo.

Very annoying. So 2 ears at the same level would be nice.


I have a reproductive issue that causes me trouble when I am pregnant, but since I am done having kids, I'll settle for not adjusting my glasses 793 times a day.


I have other issues, too, but I spent my day bent over trying to help my toddler master the potty, and my darn glasses kept slipping off my face, so that silly issue is the one that aggravated me the most today.



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I'd gladly give up Crohn's and all it's associated issues/illnesses. What I wouldn't give for a healthy autoimmune system.







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Posted: 2/1/2013 6:55:45 PM
My stomach.


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Posted: 2/1/2013 7:11:32 PM
For the most part, I'm okay with the things that other my consider 'flaws'. I did have veneers put on my top teeth a few years back, and had it not been so expensive I would have done 8 instead of the 6 teeth that I did, but it's not a big deal. I also had bunion surgery and now my feet have some scars, but it was totally worth it.

Ideally, I'd have my spine straightened because I have pretty noticeable kyphosis and I feel funny when people view my from the side. I even wanted an up-do for my wedding, but then left a smidge of hair down to mask my spine. I have arthritis so that makes it even more difficult as my knees and ankles have trouble as it is. I always feel that if I could sit up straight then my legs could stretch more and I could be more flexible and so much of my pain would be gone. This is beyond cosmetic and if it was purely appearance I think I could learn to be okay with it, but I can't sit or stand in any position too long and I constantly wake up stiff and sore.



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Posted: 2/1/2013 7:23:50 PM
For my life I'd like my heart fixed. Long qt killed me in July and I'd really like for it to be gone.


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Posted: 2/1/2013 7:30:04 PM
I would like to fix my bowed legs. I look so stupid when I wear boats.
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Posted: 2/1/2013 7:31:21 PM
I would have hella moles removed.

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My metabolism and propensity to gain weight



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Posted: 2/1/2013 8:05:56 PM
I got stretch marks when I had my second baby so I went and had an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) and got rid of them (along with a few extra pounds).


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Posted: 2/1/2013 8:10:01 PM
I'd love to be able to consume dairy... is that considered a physical flaw?

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Posted: 2/2/2013 7:04:28 AM
I wouldn't change myself, but I would wish for my son to have new skin. The one he's got just isn't good. Excema, psoriasis, folliculitis, warts.....
It's tough enough being a teenager without highly visible auto immune induced "blemishes"


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Posted: 2/2/2013 9:55:00 AM
Where to start?

1. breast reduction!
2. eye surgery
3. face lift
4. tummy tuck
5. butt lift
6. hair removal


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Posted: 2/2/2013 10:51:46 AM
I would absolutely LOVE to get rid of my RA.

I would also love to be able to see out of my right eye again. Although I've not seen out of it for 33 years, but still. Technically, I have SOME vision, but it's essentially useless.

Boob reduction is a far third.

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Posted: 2/2/2013 11:18:30 AM
I have arthritis in my knees, hips and ankles. I would really love to not have that, especially since I was only 30 when I was diagnosed.


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Posted: 2/2/2013 1:15:20 PM
1. better chin (mine is too small)
2. slightly droopy eyelid on one side

Everything else I can do myself if I'd put the effort into it!

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Posted: 2/2/2013 1:19:29 PM
There are certainly more practical things for me to improve, but what wouldn't I give to have skinny ankles.




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Posted: 2/2/2013 1:28:11 PM
I have a paralzyed muscle in one of my eyes (mom swears it was from forceps when I was born). You can't tell if I'm looking at you straight on, but if I have to look up or to either side, that eye rolls right up in my head and it's crazy looking.
Makes me think of the thread today about not being in photos because of your weight - I don't like having my picture taken because I have to hold my head a particular way (I do it without thinking or realizing) to keep my eyes straight and keep my vision from crossing. I see myself in pictures when I do that and my head is tilted back and to one side - giving the camera a shot straight up my nose and I look like I always have a crick in my neck. Hate it.
But my friends gave me a surprise birthday party in November and tasked my husband with finding photos of me for a slide show. He didn't find many - most of them were childhood photos that my mom supplied. I'm always behind the camera and never in front because I despise the way I look in pictures. Now, I do have a few good ones that were taken when I wasn't looking, and I love them. But I really want to get that fixed - the probelm is the surgical procedure to correct it only has a 50% success rate - the other 50% is not that it would stay the same, but make it worse. Those odds don't work for me...

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Posted: 2/2/2013 1:50:57 PM
Stretch marks. I always thought I would get them removed. I've seen the end result on several people and it is not as good as I thought it would be so I put up with the marks.

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Posted: 2/2/2013 2:22:05 PM
The severe plaque psoriasis I have, people look at me like I'm a giant cootie. I've had people tell me they didn't want to touch my money, people move out of line behind me etc.. no fun! I'd rather have people ask questions about it before assuming I'm going to give them what I have..it is NOT contagious! It's my immune system attacking itself.


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No more Fibromyalgia.





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Posted: 2/2/2013 3:24:31 PM

I would have "B" width feet. I hate having skinny feet. It is so hard to find cute shoes.


On the flip side, I'd say it's even more difficult when you have "D" width feet. Seems like all the cute shoes are made for people with tiny, narrow feet. LOL

But reading through others' replies makes me ashamed to wish my flaws away. They're either self-inflicted (my weight) or of little consequence (I have a bump in my nose, too much body hair, not enough hair on my head, etc.). Some of you all deal with really rough things on a daily basis. Big hugs to all of you!



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Posted: 2/2/2013 4:03:45 PM
My back because

- pain shows up in different ways
- shooting pains down a leg
- a crushing feeling that is extremely painful
- migraines
- collapsing vertebrae resulting in neck fusion
- nerves connected to the neck can cause carpal tunnel syndrome, which resulted in a surgery on my right hand
- epidurals no longer work
- hypersensitive to adhesive so I can't use a TENS unit
- pain medication just masks the pain
- next step - Rods

Degenerative disc disease - never gets better, only gets worse


HOWEVER - I am GRATEFUL that in 2012, I survived....

- Lumpectomy and subsequent breast cancer diagnosis
- lymph nodes removed all negative -
- 15 radiation treatments - no side effects
- carpal tunnel surgery a SUCCESS
- six month's out, no cancer
- all in all 2012 was a GREAT YEAR!

BRING IT ON BACK PAIN - BRING IT ON! *sings "I am strong, I am invincible..."

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Teeth. Hands down. I had braces on way too young and when my brother broke my retainer my father refused to buy a new one. So I went through all the BS of having braces only to end up a crooked toothed adult. Everyone says it's not that bad but it bothers me. I'm thinking about doing it again...


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Posted: 2/2/2013 10:48:22 PM
NO ENDOMETRIOSIS! Man I would be in HEAVEN!

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Posted: 2/3/2013 2:18:48 AM

There's so much I'd like to change but I will start with, my scar on my face from a bad car accident, my appendix/emergency c-section scar...


this... cracked my face on the pool deck when i was a kid and it left two "nice" scars... oh, and my appendix scar, but it's not the scar itself, so much as all the other issues that come along with it...



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Posted: 2/3/2013 8:24:02 AM
I'd like to have 20/20 vision and a much speedier metabolism. Beyond that, I'm pretty happy. While far from perfect appearance-wise, I've been blessed with good health.

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Posted: 2/3/2013 9:35:05 AM
I would like to not be such a chicken and have my nose fixed. Every year when I go for my check-up with the ENT because of allergie, he asks if I am ready to schedule the surgery. He keeps telling me how much better it will be but I am terrified of the surgery. The part that scares me the most is the packing afterwards.

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Posted: 2/3/2013 11:57:39 AM


I would like to not be such a chicken and have my nose fixed. Every year when I go for my check-up with the ENT because of allergie, he asks if I am ready to schedule the surgery. He keeps telling me how much better it will be but I am terrified of the surgery. The part that scares me the most is the packing afterwards.


I feel for you. I've had two nose/sinus surgeries that have required packing. Please don't be scared about the packing. When I had mine, it had to be about a week and then they removed it. It feels like your sinuses are full; not painful but heavy and full. When they take it out you'll immediately feel better. I think that once you've faced your fear and had the surgery you'll feel better and kick yourself for not having it sooner. Let me know if you have any questions.






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Posted: 2/3/2013 12:32:58 PM
I'd like for my eyes not to hurt anymore. I have double vision and that on its own is tolerable ( though I would rather not have it) but my eyes not being able to work together induces pain. My eyes hurt all the time. And I can't find a doctor who knows what to do about it.


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Posted: 2/4/2013 2:40:55 AM

Wow, a lot of problems that people want fixed, maybe it's just me but be proud of your so called defects because they are what makes you unique.

As for the original poster, see a ENT about your nose since it is a medical problem since you can't breath normally through it; they should be able to solve the problem with corrective surgery. So many advancements have come along to assist you and them to fix the issue.

Be proud of who you are and what you have, there are so many people in the world that have it far worse.


It was a sort of fluff post and no-one said they need to do it immediately! I get pissed off with my nose but surgery would cost a lot and I don't think DH's company will pay for it.

What does being proud of defects really mean anyway? I guess you are proud of your inability to empathise and have a bit of fun. Go for it!

And just to let you know, I do a lot for people who have less than me. I live in Asia FFS, my kids have done weeks in orphanges, the bowling league that I run gives hundreds of dollars to people who need it, both in Singapore and in Asia as a whole. I know there are people worse off than me but we could have every freaking converstation about that, could we?
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