19th May 2024

Reply To: “The Disembodied Lady” (Year 1 Wed.)

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Honestly it’s very hard to imagine what she went through and how would anyone react to it. I think she did have an option either doing something about it and learning how to function or lying in bed, complaining and reminiscing about the past. I think for me personally it would take time to adjust and even accept the loss of the sense, but at the same time I can only imagine. There is a chance I would act differently than I expect now, if the situation occurred. A lot of elderly people tend to get mad at the world and aggressive when they are starting to feel like their health is deteriorating and I think that is in a way a coping mechanism that also could happen in this particular disability of losing priopreception. I don’t know how I would personally overcome the frustration of not being aware of my own body and feeling, as she phrased it, pithed.