>My friends growing up supported me the whole way through and were exceedingly casual and normal about it. In that regard I'm fortunate as hell :)
Thats good to hear. The idea of someone having all their friends turn on them over something so unavoidable would leave a bad taste in my mouth.
>I managed to fall while playing in the playground, but not in any spectacular way lol. Just an unlucky way.
I'm sure that you probably looked at a LOT of different options back then, but have you ever seen a chiropractor? While a lot of them I'm sure are not actually doing anything scientific, there are some who actually know what they are doing. The principal is sound; the "origin story" for chiropractic involves a guy who lifted a heavy box in a weird way. There was a loud pop in his back, and he was instantly deaf. He remained deaf for years, but was otherwise unaffected. several years later, some dude hears about this story, goes to see the deaf guy, determines that one of his vertebrae was misaligned in a really specific way that caused it to press on a particular nerve in *just* the wrong way. He had the guy lay down on a table, then applied a moderate amount of force in order to persuade the vertebrae to move back into the position it should have been. There was a loud pop, and the guy could suddenly hear again perfectly well. It was a one time thing, and he never had an issue with it again.