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Why Aren’t There More Wanna-Be Paraplegics?

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by Treadmarkz

A couple of my most popular pieces on this blog are one about a psychological anomaly which causes one to want to be an amputee, and another piece with tips for guys in wheelchairs to follow to keep their abdominal muscles in shape.

Observing this trend, my mind can’t help but start wandering. Being in a wheelchair, this is my average (uneventful) day: dragging my body around from bed to wheelchair to car, to wheelchair at work, back to car after work, to wheelchair, to sofa, to wheelchair to shower, to wheelchair, to bed. This is a lot of movement which involves tremendous stress on the upper body, which those of you with use of your legs may never have considered. All of this transferring throughout the day goes a long way toward keeping the abdominal muscles reasonably fit. My point is this:
If I were one of the amputee wanna-be people alluded to above, if I were to dispose of my legs, and the extra weight I carry around because of them, I think my abdominal muscles would be in a rough condition after a while. So these “useless” legs have a hidden purpose, all told. I joke about wanting to cut them off sometimes, but a guy in a wheelchair would never really want to be an amputee. My paralyzed legs provide a natural balance for me. Given that the United States is one of the “fattest” countries in the world, I would think there would be more overweight men who would want to be a paraplegic in order to gain the benefits of the built in work out of dragging the legs around.

This is just how my odd mind works. Take it or leave it.

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  1. I love wheelchairs…. And believe it or not I really want to be a paraplegic. I’d love to be completely paralysed from the waist down. I’ve been watching some of the Paralympics and would love being in a chair.


    September 7, 2012 at 5:29 AM

  2. There are times when I want to be paralysed so desperately…… I know it is weird. But I’d love to be a complete paraplegic at about T9 or T10 with absolutely no sensation or movement from my navel downwards….

    Peeling myself out of bed and dragging myself into a chair. Transferring as you describe…. Dragging my body around sounds perfect to me! Exciting in a way…..

    Even being doubly incontinent and impotent will make me happy as ill have the body I want…. Two superfluous, useless, dead atrophied legs that I can never feel or move unless I use my hands. If I have to cath and wear a diaper then so be it….

    I’ll be happy


    September 24, 2012 at 2:38 AM

    • wow


      September 24, 2012 at 7:59 AM

      • I’d love to know what it’s like having no feeling…….


        September 24, 2012 at 8:06 AM

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