It was only an arm and I was only 2 yrs old. It happened in one day and was over. They was no lingering suffering or issues. I've grown up fine and had a great time along the way.
Today I'm retired from 30 years as a photojournalist and next week I hope to go cavediving with friends (I'm the only fullcave certified diver in the world with one arm).
So things could have been much worse.
ONLY an arm.
Okay, see your point though, you've made it just fine. And managed to do very very cool things (I graduate from photojournalism school next year..)