24th May 2024

Reply To: Christina’s case (Year 1 Thur.)

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At first I couldn’t imagine what it is like to not feel my body and I didn’t understand what is proprioception is in a relatable way. After discovering Christina’s disability to, for example, grab an item without looking at her hand and feeling the movement at the same time, it was more clear to me.
The most interesting and moving thing for me was the fact that Christina enjoyed an open window in the car, because she could feel the air on her body. People with well-working proprioception would just drive and not appreciate this feeling as much as she did, I think.
It was (or it still is) such an effort for Christina to live like this. She had to be very strong mentally and physically – also because she was the only one who lived with this case.
I enjoyed the essay, though its vocabulary was sometimes too hard for me. It made me think about my body and my spine. I’m sitting in front of my notebook right now and when I’m thinking think of proprioception, I am also thinking about my spine, which is handling my body all the time.
Also, I was thinking about Christina’s face. She wasn’t able to look at it, because nobody is ?? (maybe a mirror could help her). She also couldn’t “look at her voice” ??. That’s why I think it remained kind of lifeless.
I think I have a question: Can having no proprioception be compared to a situation when an infant can’t sit by itself until it learns how to do it? Do they share the same feeling? (I’m aware of the fact that the child learns how to sit while a person with no proprioception cannot. – edit: cannot learn like a person with proprioception, but can learn in their own way)
PS. I’m sorry for my nickname – angczw stands for Angelika Czwargiel, my full name.

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