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Jewel Shuping permanently blinded herself with chemicals because she identified as “transabled” and had wanted to be blind since childhood

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u/OTOAPP 5d ago

No one mentions that a psychologist blinded her per her request. His medical license was suspended in several states.

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u/awpiiii 5d ago Silver Helpful Wholesome

He had wanted to be an optometrist since childhood

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u/_TrustMeImLying 5d ago Silver Take My Energy

He was Transcareered

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u/Le_polpe 5d ago

Now he is transhomeless.

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u/zxDanKwan 5d ago Helpful Wholesome Kiss

Transient.

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u/heliumneon 5d ago

Job Transitioning

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u/timmyisserpico 5d ago

All because of his transgression.

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u/Cocainutella 5d ago

Transunemployed.

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u/theREALhun 5d ago Helpful

Transhomeowner

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u/AmericanDervish 5d ago

It’s transunhoused now, try to keep up!

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u/Cultural-Company282 5d ago

Optometrists help people to see better. This guy had a different approach.

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u/Durhamfarmhouse 5d ago

He was a contometrist.

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u/SenorBigbelly 5d ago Take My Energy

Pessometrist

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u/SeabassDan 5d ago

That was good, I was going with optoutmetrist

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u/efxmatt 5d ago

A Pessimetrist

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u/awpiiii 5d ago

He helped her see that she was blind all along

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u/ExpertRaccoon 5d ago

Aaand now we have a Hallmark movie

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u/Medic1642 5d ago

9/10 optometrists disagree with his methods.

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u/ugadarnell 5d ago

What’s the opposite of an optometrist? Because that’s more his style.

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u/InorganicOrganism 5d ago

A nopetometrist

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u/Impossible-Head2121 5d ago

They have schools for that

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u/awpiiii 5d ago

They do? Somebody ought to tell him before it's too late

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u/Tr0gd0r17 5d ago

Suspended!? Hopefully revoked. Permanently. In every state.

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u/Perfection-seeker-13 5d ago

Yeah, not just revoked. The minimum should have been a prison sentence and ban from all medical fields for life. Holy fuck, the more you think about it, the more absurd and disturbing it becomes.

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u/chaoseincarnate 5d ago

That makes it so much worst. The dude who should've helped her realize her thinking wasn't healthy full on disabled her

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u/ByTheOcean123 5d ago

At the very least, he should have walked away..

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u/Nicodemus_Weal 5d ago

Where do you get this information?

She claims a psychologist helped her but refused to name him. Every article I have found does not have a name for the psychologist.

Good chance the guy wasn't a licensed psychologist at all and just lied to her.

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u/Impossible-Head2121 5d ago

As it should be. That is disgusting…

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u/aboelsebah 5d ago

FUCK, I was just going to say its sad those people don't get proper mental treatment. a Fucking psychologist did that!!.

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u/ripewe 5d ago

I’m gonna tell the next person who asks me if I have tried therapy for my suicidal depression this story

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u/ike_tyson 5d ago

I once saw a documentary and this one guy cut off his own leg because of something similar . He mentioned being a kid and seeing a child around his age at the time who lost a leg and being so jealous because he wanted the attention the boy had.

He eventually cut off his own leg, and he was satisfied with the result.

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u/parttimeamerican 5d ago

This woman claimed she would do it again because she likes the attention she gets from it, I have to wonder if this is some sort of rationalisation in their mind for profoundly confusing body identity dysmorphic psychiatric issues or if they just like the attention fr

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u/Future_Software5444 5d ago

Doing this for attention is definitely enough to be a profound psychiatric issue either way. I can't imagine.

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u/Kind_Nepenth3 5d ago

I'm gonna lean on the side of attention. For one, that is what they said their own reasoning or main benefit was. For two, I'm not saying I would go so far as to voluntarily remove one of my own limbs because it would never work right ever again even if I could afford to get it replaced (also not a thing that would happen).

But I am saying I think prosthetic/organic limb and organ replacements are objectively fucking cool as shit and the one solitary aluminum lining to losing a hand would be the ability to either take mine off at will or explain to people that the shockingly sudden difference in skin tone is because I've had someone else's corpse hands surgically grafted onto my body and yes they work. I get to be an irl Frankenstein.

This is insulting beyond all words to anyone that's had to live through any of this. I don't need to go through it to know it's not like that at all.... But if I had those mechanical bouncy legs that were banned in the Olympics instead of my half-useless fucked up bio legs, imagine how fast I could run and how many kids I could freak out

$50 says he was a kid and he wanted to be cool

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u/parttimeamerican 5d ago

Alright it's possible that could come from a disconnect between the amygdala and visual cortex so you don't emotionally respond to the limb in the way that you should and your body interprets that in this certain manner

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u/ChunkyLaFunga 5d ago

It is known and rare, albeit possibly less so than you may imagine.

Tbh I feel like the word "transabled" is what's poking the bear here, possibly deliberately. I've certainly never heard it referred to as such, but it's also possible that certain circles of social media were doing their thing and she latched on to the terms of her own accord.

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u/Boogleooger 5d ago

I have a small case of this myself. It’s called BIID. for me it’s my right ring finger. I want that bastard off so bad.

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u/hwood19 5d ago

Parcast's Medical Mysteries did an episode about this guy!

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u/Luke90210 5d ago

Statistically being disabled means three times more probability of unemployment and far less chances of advancement.

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u/ogresound1987 5d ago Silver All-Seeing Upvote Table Slap Evil Cackle

She could have just closed her eyes.

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u/Modest_Matt 5d ago

Just have them surgically stitched shut and then she's got an escape clause if she regrets it, simple.

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u/Imadeutscher 5d ago

Or just a blindfold

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u/_jukmifgguggh 5d ago

Or be grateful for your working human senses jfc

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u/LittleTay 5d ago

As a visually impaired person, I'd go with this.

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u/yolohoyopollo 5d ago

Geez! Stop trying to impose your archaic views on others! Such a boomer move dude. It's really a bad look. /s

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u/GoT_Eagles 5d ago

Found Riku’s account.

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u/Different_Bat2550 5d ago

Open your heart to darkness

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u/Salt-3 5d ago

There's a video on her and she actually says "if you feel like me, don't do what I did, talk to somebody" (something aling those lines). the doctor who did this failed her horribly.

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u/SomeDudeist 5d ago

I think I saw a documentary about her or something. I'm pretty sure it was just some dude she was talking to online. I don't think it was a doctor.

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u/regretful_pumpkin 5d ago edited 5d ago

I know this is a stupid question but are you that person I met at jigsaws party?

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u/DrDooDooEvolution 5d ago

Actually, after a certain while of not using your eyes, you lose your eye sight

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u/Modest_Matt 5d ago

Really? I imagined you'd just have to very slowly get them used to light again, like people who've been in bed for months have to adjust to walking.

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u/agirlhas_no_name 5d ago

Fun fact, your body doesn't know your eyes are there, and if it did, it would kill them :)

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u/parttimeamerican 5d ago

As part of the brain they are immunological isolated from the rest of the body

As per another post here recently if you have brain cells in a petri dish they will grow rudimentary eyes

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u/CarlatheDestructor 5d ago

Wow that's cool and gross.

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u/pikleboiy 5d ago

Your brain isn't totally immunologically isolated from the body. Druing certain infections, like nagleria fowleri infections, neutrophils can enter the brain.

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u/parttimeamerican 5d ago

Well actually the immunological isolation is why those infections are such a problem, it's not the infections that don't reach your brain but the immune system doesn't

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u/Communications23 5d ago

if you have brain cells in a petri dish they will grow rudimentary eyes

you coúld just say we know how to make a shoggoth

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u/oregiel 5d ago

This requires context

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u/doctorsirus 5d ago edited 4d ago Silver Gold Helpful Wholesome

Your eyes have an exemption from your body's immune system, partially because it has mechanisms to flush out foriegn particles and it lacks any real good mucas membrane in order for pathogens to pass to the rest of the body. Your eyes are such a crucial part of your survival that they are built in such a way to restrict immune system access and blood supply as much as possible.

However, mostly it is because your body's immune system, especially if it starts using the big guns like the machrophages and the cytokine storm, acts much like the US military in that eventually it might accomplish its goal, but it will fuck up so much in the process of doing it. Fighting a pathogen can cause collateral damage, especially in a sensitive area.

For example, fevers are not a result of pathogens, that's a conscious effort by your immune system to make it a hostile environment for pathogens. Your body has a range of temperatures it can safely operate in, but pathogens often have a lot less tolerance for higher temperatures, so a fever is a mechanism to slow or kill it. However, fevers can put a lot of stress on the body, and really bad ones can shut down brain functions or kill you.

It's also why we have something called the blood-brain barrier. Theres a place in your circulatory system that blood and even your immune system is not allowed access because the brain is such a sensitive ball of salt, meat, and depression. This also restricts pathogen access because the circulatory system is a great means of transmigration.

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u/chubbymaster1 5d ago

Pretty sure it’s something about eyes having their own immune system and if a traumatic injury happens to the eye the body will think it’s an invader and kill it.

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u/Actual_Guide_1039 5d ago

Immune privilege. The reason they will surgically remove your eye after a bad injury.

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u/Grouchy_Cattle6142 5d ago

Or maybe get a therapy or medicals first since this is clearly the case of BID

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u/ugadarnell 5d ago

Custom opaque contact lenses would have been a real solution.

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u/Expert_Logs 5d ago

Think she has a mental issue , and shouldn’t be classed as transabled

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u/Affectionate-Fuel-26 5d ago

Or double pirate patch !

That's living the dream !

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u/PCGT3 5d ago

You don’t get disability payments for closing your eyes.

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u/GreatFeedbackThnx 5d ago edited 5d ago

No one is blinding themselves for that paltry sum or attention for that matter. This woman is obviously seriously disturbed. There are documented mental disorders of people feeling limbs or whatever at foreign and need to be removed. It’s tragic that she found a therapist who supported her delusions.

Edit: to all talking about transgender people. What is considered by the psychological community to be a disorder is pretty arbitrary. It’s mostly based on what impedes normal life, but what impedes normal life depends on the sociopolitical environment and the definition of normal life. Whether transgenderism falls under that definition is not a matter I care to debate (because it is arbitrary), but consider that being blind is considered a disability whereas being one gender or the other is not. You can of course argue that being transgender affects things like fertility (so does getting a vasectomy make you mentally ill?). I don’t really care. I just think y’all are over simplifying things and not questioning your default perspective at all.

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u/demoniodoj0 5d ago

This. I remember an Aussie dude that hated his leg and after years of therapy he froze his leg in iced water for half a day and had to be amputated. Happiest man ever because he hated that leg.

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u/CokeMooch 5d ago Table Slap

That leg must’ve been a real asshole

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u/Remote-Pain 5d ago

I heard it called him names and kicked him in his sleep.

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u/Zeek_Seeks_Gains 5d ago

I’m always kickin’ myself for calling me names.

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u/notmyacct11 5d ago

Well, one thing leads to another.

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u/ArmsReach 5d ago

Every time he shoe shops it's buy one get one free.

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u/Bisontracks 5d ago

I read that as one thigh leads to another.

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u/skynetempire 5d ago

That was a ep of Nip/Tuck. I bet they pulled that story for the ep

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u/Existentialowl 5d ago

It’s probably tame by today’s standards but Nip/Tuck was the craziest show on at the time. I loved it back then.

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u/Electronic-Present25 5d ago

Do you remember the doctors feeding some drug dealer to the alligators?

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u/mule_roany_mare 5d ago edited 5d ago

Check out any books/lectures by V.S. Ramachandran if you want some examples & why they happen.

Dude is like a neurodetective who figures out what specific regions a of the brain do by studying what weird symptoms result from localized damage by strokes.

Conditions like blindsight. People who have absolutely zero vision, but if you throw a ball at their face they will block it. If you shine a light on a wall they can’t see it, but if you pressure them to just guess they will point it out with no conscious knowledge if they got it right or wrong.

Guy has an amazing voice & an amazing ability to explain his work to lay people.

Try his Reith lectures. If you make it 20 minutes I bet you’ll listen to all 5 hour long sessions.

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u/stevenbrown375 5d ago

People who have absolutely zero vision, but if you throw a ball at their face they will block it.

This sounds a lot like some of the behaviors that split-brain patients would exhibit. In your example it sounds like part of the brain can still see, but it can't communicate with the speech centers for whatever reason.

Obligatory CGP Gray Video

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u/ASpaceOstrich 5d ago

The eyes are still working but the brain isn't registering it as visual information for whatever reason.

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u/Broghan51 5d ago

I'm blind on the left side of BOTH my eyes, but my eyes work 100%. If they were transplanted into another person, that person would see perfectly.

Occipital Stroke.

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u/madmaxlemons 5d ago

HDMI not plugged in

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u/Heroic-Dose 5d ago

Never heard of him but those interested might also enjoy most of Oliver sacks work too

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u/c0ncentrate 5d ago

Thank you for pointing out that body dysmorphia is a serious mental disorder, and that these people need help from trained therapists.

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u/OhNothing13 5d ago

And NOT from therapists willing to pour draino in their eyes...

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u/Plus-Day-3700 5d ago

And she shouldn’t either

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u/I_love_my_momm 5d ago

Then she wouldn't get as much attention. There's no point.

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u/Lightweaver25 5d ago

I wonder if she ever regrets it or if she genuinely loves being blind.

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u/Impossible-Head2121 5d ago edited 5d ago

I guess I hope she does…? Otherwise it wasn’t worth it at all.

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u/Glad_Walrus 5d ago

I mean here's the thing, if she did regret it, she'd probably not admit that (maybe even to herself!) So we'll never know!

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u/I_love_my_momm 5d ago

There's no way she didn't regret it. Now everything is just 1000x more challenging even for the easiest task like walking from point A to point B. Unless she had prepared everything beforehand, practiced doing everything while having her eyes closed. A smart person may adapt everything fast but I have no reason to believe that she's smart.

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u/twhitney 5d ago Helpful

So she’s blind to the truth as well.

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u/elanrach 5d ago

As a physically disabled person I find this sickening. Even if attention was a wonderful thing to have, it’s definitely not worth it. I was born with my condition and have lived no other life. I just have no words for the situation

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u/FlyingScott_ 5d ago

But haven't you heard? Literal vampire potbelly goblins are walking around coming after us.

My spirit does, in fact, get close to that evil and I can with some certainty say it exclaims "Ahhhh! Aaaaaah! AAAAAAHH!"

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u/ButteredPerineum 5d ago

She also believes school shootings are fake and parrots Alex Jones.

Dad... is that you?

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u/PinkTalkingDead 5d ago

Uh oh. Hope your dad gets better. That must be rough to love someone who’s simply closed themselves off to truth and empathy.

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u/OSCgal 5d ago

Good ol' Munchausen Syndrome.

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u/mynameisalso 5d ago

Blind leading the blinder

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u/International-Rub-31 5d ago

Bruh she doesn’t regret it because it gets her attention. Like most of the people doing stupid shit to purposely hurt themselves on the internet.

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u/Happy_Enough 5d ago

A blindfold would've done at least for a while... bit much to melt your peepers.

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u/chaoseincarnate 5d ago

People are saying she doesn't but she does ironically advocate for getting proper mental help before others do what she did

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u/PM_ME_UR_BENCHYS 5d ago

I don't think it's ironic at all. Other comments are saying she did seek mental help first. She probably recognizes that making a permanent change like this is one that takes careful consideration. Speaking with a professional about it is a logical step to take.

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u/estrusflask 5d ago

She prefers being blind according to everything I've read about her. The eyes never felt like they were hers anyway.

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u/Omphaloskopie 5d ago

she probably was all like "how can mirrors be real?"

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u/AirPodAmateur 5d ago

the eyes never felt like they were hers anyway

Did she try repainting and decorating?

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u/Oooeeeks 5d ago

Very clearly mentally ill. I wish she had seen the proper doctor. Sad post.

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u/rainettes 5d ago

If I remember correctly, people with this illness often have a doctor amputate something (or in her case, make them blind)--not because the doctor thinks "trans-abled" is a thing, but so that the operation is done safely (as opposed to them doing it themselves).

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u/SnailAdventure 5d ago

Yep, it’s called body integrity identity disorder. If a surgeon doesn’t do it for them they’ll often cut their own limbs off as unsafely as you can imagine. I saw one story where someone had removed both legs at the knee with a chainsaw. Miraculously survived and now wheelchair bound

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u/brack9845 5d ago

Or they’ll do things to their limbs that will compel a surgeon to remove them. I can’t find a link but I remember one story where a lady tied one or both wrists super tight to cut off the circulation until the hands were about to rot off, so a doctor would amputate them. While searching for that I found another one about a guy who put his leg on dry ice for 6 hours so they would amputate. Insane.

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u/GrammarIsDescriptive 5d ago

Yes. Sadly, İ think in many cases it is the responsible thing for a physician to do -- especially if the person has been trying to do it themselves for decades.

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u/reluctantseal 5d ago

Pretty sure they have to go through a bunch of evaluations first. I guess if this doctor was suspended, they skipped some steps.

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u/andros_vanguard 5d ago Silver Helpful Heartwarming

Now she can't see any doctor.

.... yeah, sorry I did that.

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u/famousaj 5d ago

I see what you did there

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u/Delicious-Emu1053 5d ago

Straight to hell

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u/SuperGuitar 5d ago

Did you ever see Ray Charles tour bus that he used ? Neither did he

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u/Plus-Day-3700 5d ago

I hear his parents punished him by moving the furniture around

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u/MandingoPants 5d ago

Hindsight is .

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u/IAMOort 5d ago

At first it was sad, but after you watch a few interviews with her, you start having no compassion. She's been downright rude / assholish to anyone who has tried to help her and pretty much goes off on the whole "Just respect my damn wishes" crap.

And the other fact being that she's mentioned to a few people that she just loves the attention she gets after doing it, and she'd do it again.

Sorry, but zero sympathy.

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u/mesamob 5d ago

Well yeah that’s because seeing is believing

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u/IAMOort 5d ago

Oh yeah, I forgot about that part -- read a few things about that. She has a lot of conspiracies.

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u/everythingscost 5d ago

like fake fake and not "the government let those kids get murdered to serve their narrative" fake? yikes.

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u/OhNothing13 5d ago

Oh wow. If true, compassion levels have dropped to the negatives...

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u/tom_jones_diary 5d ago

Yeah, I'm actually legally blind and I'd give anything to have my vision back.

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u/Sunny-chan_avi 5d ago

Wait, but how do you browse Reddit? (I feel like an idiot for asking this, but I deeply need an answer

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u/BadGroomerson 5d ago

I am not blind nor do I have blind friends, but there are lots of blind people on reddit so I have learned some stuff.. There are lots of ways for blind people to use the internet. For starters most people are not completely blind, they might see color or light, or they may only be able to see in very limited tunnel vision or only really very close up, and there are all kinds of devices that can help a person "see" the internet in those cases. There are also things that read out web pages and some neat brail machines

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u/Verticalsmurf 5d ago

There are cases of people cutting their arms/legs off because in their mind, they aren't theirs. Surgeons say hell no and refer them to shrinks. Very few shrinks know how to treat this so eventually the person gets a chainsaw and takes it off themselves, causing a much more dangerous amputation than if a surgeon did it. From what I read, a good number of people are actually happy after this. I guess the same could be said for eyesight.

Brains are weird.

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u/V3rtigo44 5d ago

Somatoparaphrenia is the word for that btw.

There is also BIID or Body Integrity Identity Disorder.

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u/ObjectSmall 5d ago

I had a crazy migraine once where I experienced the sensation that my arms weren't my arms. I saw them and was like, "Whose arms are those?" I could control them like they were part of a video game.

It passed quickly but I was left with the lingering sense that arms are disturbingly long, lol.

If someone had some sort of imbalance that made them feel that way all the time, I can see why they would decide to lop off the weird part. Although I think deciding to see yourself as a cyborg with cool extra body parts would probably be more practical.

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u/Verticalsmurf 5d ago

My ex told me that he has a form of epilepsy that starts out with a headache, then he feels weird, he says his arms/fingers look really long to him and that the sensations are weird, like he is but isn't touching or holding something. He said it also affects his sight as he looks at people and their proportions are all out of whack, like some weird CGI. He said it lasts from a few minutes to maybe a day. If that sounds familiar, maybe see a dr.

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u/Real-Historian-2793 5d ago

A couple of eye patches would have been cheaper and reversible 😂

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u/Affectionate-Fuel-26 5d ago

And cooler !

me mateeeeysss arrrrrrrrr

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u/weatherseed 5d ago

Eye eye!

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u/NessieReddit 5d ago

I just read her Twitter and she is.... Not with it. She's really into Kylie Jenner, Taylor Swift, and she believes the mass shootings are false flag staged events. YIKES.

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u/Missed_Your_Joke 5d ago

Yeah. She can't see the forest for the trees.

At all.

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u/TheRealMancub 5d ago

I didn't see that coming, either

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u/MarkVarga 5d ago

Neither did she

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u/ilecaara817 5d ago

Body Integrity Identity Disorder. It's a horrible mental illness

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u/wildejj 5d ago

Bet her music never sounded so Good!!

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u/nottheman686 5d ago

Think I heard she's pretty happy as she is, but she's become an advocate for people getting mental health care before they try to go through with something similar to what she did. Her full story is pretty interesting.

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u/ripewe 5d ago

I read a little and the diagnosis of BIID is super interesting to me as someone who lives in a super conservative religious area because it seems like a lot of people think that’s what anyone with a disability who can’t pray it away has.

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u/GrammarIsDescriptive 5d ago edited 5d ago

Omg this is so true! Not just in conservative areas either. İ have a genetic heart defect and İ can't tell you how many people tell me yoga and CBD will cure me.

İ had never thought of it in comparison to Body İdentity Disorder, but İ bet that's how a lot of people think about me. Victim-blaming is a human universal İ guess: they don't want to accept that we will all get sick and die one day, I'm just a bit closer than they are.

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u/fdeslandes 5d ago

Lol, the only way CBD and yoga could help is by helping you stay calmer so you have an easier time ignoring their ridiculous suggestions.

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u/bigttrack 5d ago

People are nuts.

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u/Dugan_Destroys 5d ago

Everyone knows you’re only supposed to blind only one eye first to see if you like it.

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u/KptLipp 5d ago

Guess she's seen enough

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u/Dubcekification 5d ago edited 5d ago

Do I believe she genuinely wanted to be blind? Sure. Will I be rude and disrespectful to her if I meet her? Nope. Unless she behaves in a way not deserving of courtesy or respect. Do I think she has mental health issues? Yes.

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u/no_name_maddox 5d ago

The blind community doesn’t even accept her lmao

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u/PinkTalkingDead 5d ago

This is a real and hard to explain phenomenon. People who want to permanently maim or dismember themselves because they’ve felt for a long time that their true selves are without their left leg (for example, or like this woman, without sight). It’s quite interesting and of course these folks receive a lot of negative backlash

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u/taylorisnotacat 5d ago

I think an important thing to consider before judging this story super harshly right off the bat is an argument for harm reduction.

Consider harm reduction practices in substance abuse/addiction. Ideally, nobody abuses any substances or ever suffers from addiction. But, when people are desperate, they'll do whatever it takes to get the thing that they feel they need, including things that make them more likely to face serious medical complications or even death. (Overdose, infection, disease, dangerous environments, you get it.) It's been proven time and time again that giving those people a safe way to do the first unhealthy thing protects them from all of the much worse outcomes of the other things.

Now imagine somebody has an intense desire to do a specific self harm. She seeks mental health help to try to alleviate the distress, but it simply doesn't make a dent. It gets to the point where she becomes desperate to do this harm to herself. Her doctor has a very good reason to believe that, without help, she will probably take matters into her own hands and do the harm to herself however she can, and it might even happen in an act of desperate passion rather than in a carefully, cautiously planned event. If she does that, the injury may be far more severe than the one thing she actually wants to do (bleeding, collateral damage to her body, infection, shock, etc). You also know that, if she does the self-harm in a supervised medical environment, you can protect her from most other complications. Do help her safely do the thing she's definitely going to do either way? Or do you refuse, maybe you stop it from happening, or maybe you see her body in the morgue in a month?

I don't envy any doctor who has to make a call like that.

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u/Ok-Two7600 5d ago

"transabled"? As a legitimately handicapped person that's the stupidest thing I've ever heard. Why would you want to be disabled? Congrats now you'll be subject to ridicule by your peers and harassment from the cops. What a life.

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u/terrible-cats 5d ago

I think it's pretty obvious that someone who blinded themself has more serious mental issues than wanting to be disabled

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u/estrusflask 5d ago

OP literally just made that part up. She has Body Integrity Identity Disorder. /u/Citruseals

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u/dawnmountain 5d ago

This girl went on Dr. Phil and from what I remember she poured like, drain cleaner in her eyes. On the show (which you cannot see in this image) her eyelids droop and show the disgusting damage.

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u/CombinationBusy111 5d ago

I can't imagine a life without colors

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u/Renaissance_Man- 5d ago

Mental Illness wasn't enough apparently.

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u/arafuck 5d ago

The true disability was inside her all along

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u/DabBoofer 5d ago

Maybe the true disabilities were the friends we found along the way

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u/gwhitt32 5d ago

Crazy wondering if she saw this all the way through

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u/DrHockey69 5d ago

WTF!!, some serious chemical imbalance.

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u/Azidoazide____Azide 5d ago

Well it was briefly.

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u/DrHockey69 5d ago

At least she got help, here in the country where I live 🇷🇺 If you show any indication of *“NCI” the state (oblast) puts you in a Psikhushka (Asylum) and throws the key away along with any information that you existed.

*Neurological Chemical Imbalances

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u/mjkjg2 5d ago

“transabled”?

i think the term you’re looking for is “mentally ill”

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u/ummameme 5d ago

I might get downvoted for this, but as someone who has sensory processing disorder as a part of my adhd, I kind of get it. I've had times where I wished I could just be deaf, so I wouldn't have to hear everything all the time and be in so much pain from it. I've tried noise cancelling products and ear plugs but they only help so much. I wonder if she had to deal with a similar problem and that's why she took such drastic measures?

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u/RuncibleMountainWren 5d ago

As a person who is partially deaf and has ADHD (and sometimes experienced sensory overwhelm), it sadly isn’t very helpful. Tinnitus is awful, and when you feel overwhelmed by all the noise but need to hear something someone is trying to tell you (and have to keep asking them to repeat themselves), the frustration is awful. I’d recommend good noise-canceling headphones or earplugs! Or whatever calming music that’s your jam.

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u/WabbitCZEN 5d ago

People who willingly do things like this should not be able to claim disability. It's a fucking insult to those born with or develop disabilities later in life to allow them to.

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u/here-to-Iearn 5d ago

Far fetched thoughts: It’s things like this that make me wonder if perhaps in a previous life - if reincarnation is a real thing - maybe she was blind and her subconscious is holding onto that and needing it. Clinging onto it.

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u/HumanAndroid2000 5d ago

When you look at gas prices.

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u/buster_actual 5d ago

C'mon, everyone knows she did it for the handicapped parking pass.

[Cue outro to Curb Your Enthusiasm]

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u/drlongtrl 5d ago

Is it really appropriate to describe this as "she identified as such and such"? The fact that it led to bodily harm looks more like a sign of mental illness to me to be honest.

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u/BigHero6x9 5d ago

Totally normal behavior.

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u/qmkdir 5d ago

Yes, why is this on r/weird

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u/ABlockOfDust 5d ago

i would highly suggest reading this article, before making any rude comments :)

https://bioethicstoday.org/blog/can-clinicians-maim-healthy-organs-the-case-of-jewel-shuping/#

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u/UnableHearing7132 5d ago

Didn’t see that coming

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u/nickybeanbag 5d ago

I'm not sure I see the difference to people who destroy themselves with huge amounts of plastic surgery. Gigantic boobs or extreme facial modification. It's all a form of self harm/mental health. Should be more support for people

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u/DefiantCondor 5d ago

Must have had great parents...this is utterly fucked up and cannot be rationalised as normal or acceptable behaviour by anyone.

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u/schizo_sigma_lifter 5d ago

She could have donated those eyes to someone who wants to see.

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u/Particular_Lie_3897 5d ago edited 5d ago

Something really bad happened to her when she was a child that’s for sure.

Also, as someone whose partially blind in one eye, this really pisses me off 😡

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u/carolizzy81 5d ago

I guess this psychologist who did this didn't believe in "first do no harm."

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u/OldSamVimes 5d ago

Anyone seen the movie or read the classic book 'Wise Blood'?

This made me think of that.

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u/CaptainBlumkinButt 5d ago

And some people think this is normal and in no way mental illness.

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u/Hashhole 5d ago

Body dysmorphia is a bitch

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u/_ToyStory2WasOk_ 5d ago

My conservative friends use this crap as fodder what what kind of world the "left" wants.

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u/Emergency-Pin1252 5d ago

"i think i want to piss off the disabled AND the trans community"

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u/jigglytitty17 5d ago

I hope no blind people read this

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u/Figshitter 5d ago

Where did this ‘transabled’ business come from OP, apart from the desire to perpetuate culture war nonsense? The lady has a condition called body integrity identity disorder.

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u/Possessed_potato 5d ago

Like, disabling yourself I'm fine with. Kinda weird but you do you. But ffs don't call it transabled lmao. You're literally just disabled, nothing special bout you just because you did it on your own will