SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) I am doing a Categorical IM Residency in the Midwest. I'm very happy. But there are also a few things I am worried about. I have Osteogenesis Imperfecta. It is mild. No fractures in 15 years. I walk with no cane, but a very noticeable limp. I am only 5'0. I have chronic pain in my legs from 8 fractures. I control my pain by biking and using a heating wrap. I did a few rotations at this hospital, and we ranked each other highly. I even honored my ICU month there for some reason. But I didn't do alot of procedures. And I'm no genius. I want to know what difficulties I may encounter, and how best to conquer them. Also, my disability has affected me in other ways. I'm not shy, but I am introverted. I get embarrassed about how I look, and worry I slow people down. I know I have low self esteem. I've never dated, either. A combination of my height, limp, disability and self image. I guess I'm just looking for advice on all this.