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)
437
46%
Legal blindness (Not correctable to 20/200)
36
4%
Blindness (Total in one eye)
43
4%
Disabled/amputated arm or hand
20
2%
Disabled/amputated leg or foot
48
5%
Other (specify) (NOT including mental or milder physical disabilities)
215
22%
 
Total votes: 958

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Post by Pandas »

Im legally blind, i think 20/400 in one eye and 20/370 in the other but my vision is able to be correct through laser surgery to be perfect or close enough that i don't need glasses. SO i don't know why you have "cant be corrected to (blah blah)"
Regardless, my vision is actually getting better on their own, i've learned to focus my eyes alot and it's getting much better.

There's really no "experience to have" because with glasses i can see fine as well, or what i think to be fine. *shrugs* Just like living without it in my opinion. Guess it's all on how ya look at it :3
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neio wrote:
Numb wrote: I've lost my sense of smell already, and that in turn has reduced my taste slightly. Oddly enough, my hearing has improved through all of this.
I've heard losing smell can be quite traumatic. Was yours a gradual loss, and does it bother you much?
It was gradual, and only completely stopped working last year, but I didn't have a problem with it. I just look at the advantages of my condition and any other ailments, like being able to use the bathroom immediately after some guy who makes it impossible for life to exist in there.
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Forever_ambivalent wrote:It's really annoying how much of a jerk people can be towards people with these conditions. It isn't the nicest thing when people are being so negative about your condition but I suppose other people here have had it a lot worse.
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As far as physical goes, the best I got is a mild Congenital Tinnitus.
Constant ringing in my ears, for as far as I remember. It's strange thinking I have never heard actual silence before...
Eh, you don't miss what you never had.

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Probably severe asthma, seeing as I already have a milder form of it and not much else wrong physically.

Kind of hard to just "select" a disability though...
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Found out I have Bicuspid Aortic Valve in April and I’m at the hospital for a routine echo and I remembered this place exists.

Not really a disability though. Might need a valve replacement in 20 years but BAV doesn’t affect me orherwise
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Has anyone got Visual Snow Syndrome? I honestly find it fascinating how if my focus shifts, I can occasionally see clear floating circles or lines that fall down or how surfaces are covered with a faint static (akin to TV static).

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Well, I'm legally blind ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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hdkv wrote: Mon Oct 16, 2023 1:58 pm

Well, I'm legally blind ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Better than being illegally blind!
As for me, I have a (fairly, if such a thing can be called that) mild case of cerebral palsy with spastic diplegia, I also have a VP shunt.

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Post by BountifulDawn »

Hello, new poster to the forum. I see the poll is long gone but figured I would hang out and say hello.

As of posting, I have visual disabilities and am blind.

  1. Retinopathy of Prematurity Stage 4 with Lattice Degeneration.
  2. Missing Vertebra in my spine.
  3. Venous insufficiency.

If anyone has any questions, I'd be more than happy to answer them.

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Post by Retornodelogay »

Browsing the forums and randomly coming across this thread, so just wanted to contribute to the statistic. Would love to see how many people voted blank to compare but oh well, what can you do with a 14 year old post.

As for me, I have Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, a somewhat rare (mostly due to missed diagnoses if you ask me) genetic connective tissue disorder. It affects... basically everything, because connective tissue tends to, you know, connect stuff. I'd say my case is on the milder side of the spectrum and most related issues are under control, but I already have osteoarthritis and suffer frequent dislocations (particularly on my shoulders and hips) and I have pathologically bad balance due to terrible proprioception. I use a collapsible cane from time to time that I always carry in my backpack, but other than that I seem healthy from an outside perspective.
I also happen to be autistic which funnily enough is a common comorbidity of Ehlers-Danlos, but I guess that doesn't count! Wouldn't be able to tell which one is more 'disabling' either, lol.

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