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

Post by pandaphil » Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:28 am

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Post by Selim Bradley » Fri Feb 22, 2013 4:54 am

Well, since mental conditions are out, I'll stick with physical.

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Post by Xanatos » Fri Feb 22, 2013 5:10 am

Selim Bradley wrote:Well, since mental conditions are out, I'll stick with physical.

Entire right side of body severely burned.
Any lasting nerve damage?
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Post by Umber » Fri Feb 22, 2013 5:12 am

Xanatos wrote:
Selim Bradley wrote:Well, since mental conditions are out, I'll stick with physical.

Entire right side of body severely burned.
Any lasting nerve damage?
I don't think Selim can feel pain on his right side.
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Post by Fyn » Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:14 am

I dont really mind being mute. I never had use of my speaking anyway. In fact, I would even be thankful if I cannot speak. That way, I can have more time to think of what I will say.
My sharp tongue has always brought me problems

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Post by neio » Sat Feb 23, 2013 4:57 pm

Selim Bradley wrote:Well, since mental conditions are out, I'll stick with physical.

Entire right side of body severely burned.
Wow, sounds familiar :(

While I'm not disabled myself (actually I'm in pretty good shape), I know a man whose entire left arm is scarred from burns. It's not as usable as the right one.
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Post by Xanatos » Sat Feb 23, 2013 5:52 pm

Fyn wrote:I dont really mind being mute.
Easy to say when you can still actually say it...
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Post by Fyn » Sat Feb 23, 2013 6:32 pm

I already said "My sharp tongue has caused me problems".
Being unable to speak is a fair trade for the benefit of being unable to create enemies. (True friends can communicate without speech) :wink:

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Post by Xanatos » Sat Feb 23, 2013 6:40 pm

Fyn wrote:I already said "My sharp tongue has caused me problems".
Being unable to speak is a fair trade for the benefit of being unable to create enemies. (True friends can communicate without speech) :wink:
Yeah, you said that...And? :P

Being unable to speak doesn't rid you of enemies. It's likely to gain some. And that 'true friends' line is utter bullshit simply because literally every animal on this planet (including humans) can communicate without speech.
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Post by Fyn » Sat Feb 23, 2013 7:16 pm

And what? I just had experiences that made me hate speaking. That is all.
As for gaining friends, I can see that you are clueless in understanding the styles in making friends

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Post by Xanatos » Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:11 pm

Fyn wrote:As for gaining friends, I can see that you are clueless in understanding the styles in making friends
Why are you talking about gaining friends? That wasn't in any way the subject matter here. And while I'm here, time for a reality check: You can see nothing. You can only make baseless assumptions. Don't confuse complete tripe with actual knowledge.
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Post by DrNonookee » Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:18 pm

On the 'lack of sensory input' side of things, I suffer from a relatively uncommon (and let's face it, not very impressive) condition known as anosmia - the inability to smell. I can *breathe*, obviously, and I still have reactions to certain nasal stimuli (smelling salts, for example, still give me a kick in the head), but actual *odors* are totally imperceptible.

Although there are a number of potential causes, in my case the condition is (as far as I know) congenital - I've been smell-less for my entire life, or at least the parts I can remember. Presumably, the cause is genetic, which means that barring experimental gene therapy treatments that are still in the early stages of development, nothing can be done to fix the problem.

There are a number of negative side effects linked to anosmia - things such as decreased appetite (smell and taste are so strongly intertwined that the loss of the former can really screw up the latter), depression (imagine the smell of your favorite flower - then imagine never being able to smell it again), and the obvious issue of being completely unable to detect things like gas leaks, spoiled food, and rotting corpses through smell.

Fortunately, except for that last one, most of these are psychological - the result of *losing* one's sense of smell. Congenital anosmiacs like me never had the sense to begin with, so there's not really anything to miss. Much like Lilly (who was born blind), I've found myself curious about what I'm missing, but not particularly upset by it - especially given that out of all the human senses, smell is probably the easiest to live without. Indeed, there are even some benefits - especially on chili night. :wink:

For the most part, my life has been perfectly normal. I've never had issues with food being tasteless (if I did, I wouldn't be so fat :evil: ), and there are enough other senses to enjoy that I've never felt particularly deprived (indeed, I think my sense of touch may actually be *stronger* than most people's. Equivilant exchange, maybe?). It does mean I have to be careful about certain things, though, especially in the kitchen - I *never* have gas-powered devices in my home, and I have to manually pay attention to expiration dates on things like milk and such to make sure I'm not chugging something poisonous. Sadly, it also means that I'll never get to experience certain romantic sensations, such as incense, or the scent of a woman's perfume.

I suppose I'll just have to taste her instead... :twisted:
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Post by Fyn » Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:20 pm

Why are you talking about gaining friends? That wasn't in any way the subject matter here. And while I'm here, time for a reality check: You can see nothing. You can only make baseless assumptions. Don't confuse complete tripe with actual knowledge.
uhhh....what? I dont get what you mean. Was that supposed to be...offensive? :roll:

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Post by Xanatos » Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:21 pm

DrNonookee wrote:On the 'lack of sensory input' side of things, I suffer from a relatively uncommon (and let's face it, not very impressive) condition known as anosmia - the inability to smell...
Instantly reminded of Patrick Star...

And I've tasted perfume. Don't do that. :lol:

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

Post by EzeCoyote » Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:30 am

My left eye is beyond repair, with a major focusing problem and inability to properly take in light, making everything darker when I close my functioning eye. I have essentially no depth perception.

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