Kids can be so mean..........The best defense you can have is to be able to laugh it off. It might be really hard but once they see that their jokes and taunts don't bother you they'll move on to picking on someone else.
You might want to visit www.ccfa.org I believe they have a section especially for teens.
WOW thanks guys. i guess i sort of already knew these things but needee to hear it from people who ca say it actually works!!!
Shaz, i think you are just awesome, at 10 years old, i dont even think i would have known what the word surgery meant lol...., and all the things you still do , i am inspired.
So thanks again to everyone that replied, i will keep you posted on how everything goes.