If you *actually have* a physical disability, what is it?

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Choose the most severe physical disability that applies to you. Blank vote if none apply.

Hearing impairment (Moderate to severe in one or both ears)
79
8%
Deafness (Profound in one ear)
21
2%
Deafness (Profound in both ears)
24
3%
Muteness
35
4%
Low vision (Correctable to 20/70-20/200)
436
46%
Legal blindness (Not correctable to 20/200)
35
4%
Blindness (Total in one eye)
42
4%
Disabled/amputated arm or hand
20
2%
Disabled/amputated leg or foot
48
5%
Other (specify) (NOT including mental or milder physical disabilities)
210
22%
 
Total votes: 950

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Post by Wren » Wed Apr 28, 2010 1:47 pm

Bara wrote:51% low vision... So, we are mainly a bunch of coke-bottle glasses wearing geeks. Wow! Is anyone else surprised? :lol:
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Post by Juno » Wed Apr 28, 2010 2:38 pm

I had my eyes corrected through LASIK for a somewhat severe hypermetropia (could barely distinguish anything when they finally had the dilated pupil tests on me), so that leaves me now with a moderately screwed up right ear from back when I was a teenager.

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Post by noldor » Sun May 02, 2010 3:16 am

i went deaf in my left ear after a bad ear infection. caused some kind of inner ear damage making it unable to work.

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Post by Arias » Sun May 02, 2010 7:09 pm

Oh wow, I did not expect you to have deaf in one ear up as an option when I clicked this.
When I was three or so my brothers were having a party in our basement. The stairs leading down did not have a railing and the floor was cement. I peeked over the edge and blacked out. When I woke up I was in an ambulance on the way to the hospital.
I had slipped and fallen. I landed solid on the cement and busted up my right ear pretty bad. I'm not sure if it was the fall that did it or perhaps that all the airflow was trapped with no where to go but straight through my eardrum.
I don't really miss it cause it happened when I was real young but I enjoy being able to roll over onto my good ear in the middle of the night and have it be almost completely silent.
It didn't affect me that much when I was younger. It just became second nature to me to walk on the left side of people so I can hear them properly. The biggest problem I think I had was trying to figure out which way the ice cream man was coming from when I heard the jingle going through the neighborhood.
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Post by kosherbacon » Mon May 03, 2010 12:01 am

My left ear was nearly severed in an automobile accident when i was a young child. No hearing impairment though, so I'm not voting. I do have a rather strange lack of folds in my earlobe though.

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Post by Mikage-sama » Mon May 03, 2010 12:38 am

I have electricity burn scars on the right side of my body from a suicide attempt. So other for me.
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Post by Caesius » Mon May 03, 2010 12:53 am

Mikage-sama wrote:I have electricity burn scars on the right side of my body from a suicide attempt. So other for me.
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Post by Mikage-sama » Mon May 03, 2010 1:03 am

I don't particularly mind but I'm using my wii right now and I'm too lazy to type it but I'll do it later, you can count on it.
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Post by Minister of Gloom » Mon May 03, 2010 2:45 am

Apparently, as of a few days ago, I seem to have some sort of problem with a medical name in my right ear that I have never noticed before(if you ignore the constant high pitched buzzing sound that I was always sure everybody could hear).
So I guess I am joining your semi-crippled community. Lucky me.
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Post by Csihar » Mon May 03, 2010 2:54 am

Minister of Gloom wrote:Apparently, as of a few days ago, I seem to have some sort of problem with a medical name in my right ear that I have never noticed before(if you ignore the constant high pitched buzzing sound that I was always sure everybody could hear).
So I guess I am joining your semi-crippled community. Lucky me.
Tinnitus? I think that only counts as semi-semi-crippled.
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Post by Minister of Gloom » Mon May 03, 2010 3:34 am

Csihar wrote:Tinnitus? I think that only counts as semi-semi-crippled.
Yup, it is an extremely minor disability(annoying, though, now that I know that it's actually not a universal problem...). But in my opinion, so is minor near/far sightedness that requires you to wear glasses, and that's what most of you have here. Let's admit, the vast majority of us are not really crippled in any way(and I don't think we ourselves believe ourselves to be) and we just want to be treated like special people for our tiny, insignificant problems.
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Post by SirMax » Mon May 03, 2010 9:02 am

Minister of Gloom wrote: and we just want to be treated like special people for our tiny, insignificant problems.
That's a bit of an assumption, surely. Glasses have never particularly made my life much harder since I first started actually wearing them, but nor am I exactly asking for pity.

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Post by Caesius » Mon May 03, 2010 2:01 pm

Most people with nearsightedness can have their vision corrected to 20/20 or close to it, even if their vision is more like 20/100 uncorrected. Vision that can only be corrected to 20/70 is pretty bad, since it means that objects at 20 feet seem 2.5 3.5 times as far away for you compared to someone with unimpaired vision. If your vision can't be corrected to 20/70 then you can't join the United States Air Force, for example. Other branches probably have the same policy.

Chronic tinnitus is caused by damage to your ear and often accompanies hearing loss. I "suffer" from it as well, but most of the time I don't even notice it, and when I do it doesn't bother me. Even if yours is severe enough to keep you awake or distract you from what people are saying, it's stupid to consider yourself "kinda sorta disabled." It's like someone with carpal tunnel saying, "Oh yeah, my hand is kinda disabled 'cause my wrist hurts sometimes."

It may be scary to think you'll live with tinnitus for the rest of your life, but there's shit a thousand times worse that could potentially happen to you. If that's the only issue you have then you should consider yourself lucky.


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Post by dopp » Mon May 03, 2010 2:22 pm

I have three heart diseases, Bicuspid aortic valve included.

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