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2012-08-10 08:49:41 PM
The hand is quicker than the eye

WTF, is this all in this lady's head? What if she's just BSing the researchers? How did they measure the "change in finger/thumb size?



Phantom hand job jokes?
 
2012-08-10 08:52:15 PM
Very cool find subby...
I wonder if there are any plans for one of those 'bionic hands' now that she's capable of working more than a Simpson's hand...
 
2012-08-10 09:00:33 PM

sno man: Very cool find subby...
I wonder if there are any plans for one of those 'bionic hands' now that she's capable of working more than a Simpson's hand...


You know what's really weird? They've discovered that people with amputated hand (and the phantom pain associated with the amputated hand) can make their pain go away if they trick their brain into thinking that their hand is still there.

For example, if you sit down at a table with your unamputated arm on the table facing a mirror and you look at the mirror image of the unamputated arm so that the mirror image is where your amputated hand should be, then your pain will start to subside for a while.

Once human-like prosthesis becomes possible, I'd imagine it'd take care of most phantom pain issues.
 
2012-08-10 09:22:51 PM

RexTalionis: sno man: Very cool find subby...
I wonder if there are any plans for one of those 'bionic hands' now that she's capable of working more than a Simpson's hand...

You know what's really weird? They've discovered that people with amputated hand (and the phantom pain associated with the amputated hand) can make their pain go away if they trick their brain into thinking that their hand is still there.

For example, if you sit down at a table with your unamputated arm on the table facing a mirror and you look at the mirror image of the unamputated arm so that the mirror image is where your amputated hand should be, then your pain will start to subside for a while.

Once human-like prosthesis becomes possible, I'd imagine it'd take care of most phantom pain issues.


The mirror table was in play in this story... albeit for the filling out the stubby phantom thumb and finger she never had...
still very cool...
 
2012-08-10 10:32:52 PM
Mind wins.
 
2012-08-10 10:35:31 PM
i830.photobucket.com

Would like to know more, but doesn't want to give up his powers.
 
2012-08-10 10:36:25 PM
yes but can you masturbate with them
 
2012-08-10 10:37:08 PM
 
2012-08-10 10:37:34 PM

rmify: yes but can you masturbate with them


Only if she can find the phantom G-spot. :P
 
2012-08-10 10:39:41 PM

cowgirl toffee: rmify: yes but can you masturbate with them

Only if she can find the phantom G-spot. :P


ound...
 
2012-08-10 10:40:30 PM

Indubitably: cowgirl toffee: rmify: yes but can you masturbate with them

Only if she can find the phantom G-spot. :P

ound...


Name the consonant.
 
2012-08-10 10:41:25 PM

RexTalionis: sno man: Very cool find subby...
I wonder if there are any plans for one of those 'bionic hands' now that she's capable of working more than a Simpson's hand...

You know what's really weird? They've discovered that people with amputated hand (and the phantom pain associated with the amputated hand) can make their pain go away if they trick their brain into thinking that their hand is still there.

For example, if you sit down at a table with your unamputated arm on the table facing a mirror and you look at the mirror image of the unamputated arm so that the mirror image is where your amputated hand should be, then your pain will start to subside for a while.

Once human-like prosthesis becomes possible, I'd imagine it'd take care of most phantom pain issues.


I heard something similar on NOVA (or a similar show) 10-15 years ago. The woman lost her hand, but in her mind she had her fingers clenched in such a way that her finger nails were jamming into her hand causing a lot of pain. The used a similar mirror box to allow her to open the non-existent hand to stop the pain.
 
2012-08-10 10:42:46 PM

Indubitably: Indubitably: cowgirl toffee: rmify: yes but can you masturbate with them

Only if she can find the phantom G-spot. :P

ound...

Name the consonant.


Uhhhh... is it "S"?
 
2012-08-10 10:43:40 PM

cowgirl toffee: Indubitably: Indubitably: cowgirl toffee: rmify: yes but can you masturbate with them

Only if she can find the phantom G-spot. :P

ound...

Name the consonant.

Uhhhh... is it "S"?


Yes?
 
2012-08-10 10:44:23 PM

Indubitably: cowgirl toffee: Indubitably: Indubitably: cowgirl toffee: rmify: yes but can you masturbate with them

Only if she can find the phantom G-spot. :P

ound...

Name the consonant.

Uhhhh... is it "S"?

Yes?


I win!
 
2012-08-10 10:51:31 PM

cowgirl toffee: Indubitably: cowgirl toffee: Indubitably: Indubitably: cowgirl toffee: rmify: yes but can you masturbate with them

Only if she can find the phantom G-spot. :P

ound...

Name the consonant.

Uhhhh... is it "S"?

Yes?

I win!


F
 
2012-08-10 10:51:48 PM

grinding_journalist: [i830.photobucket.com image 250x269]


This is why I came here.
 
2012-08-10 10:52:54 PM

Indubitably: Indubitably: cowgirl toffee: rmify: yes but can you masturbate with them

Only if she can find the phantom G-spot. :P

ound...

Name the consonant.


conf...ound

doin it wrong
 
2012-08-10 10:52:59 PM

libranoelrose: cowgirl toffee: Indubitably: cowgirl toffee: Indubitably: Indubitably: cowgirl toffee: rmify: ....

F


>:(
 
2012-08-10 10:55:05 PM

W.C.fields forever: Indubitably: Indubitably: cowgirl toffee: rmify: yes but can you masturbate with them

Only if she can find the phantom G-spot. :P

ound...

Name the consonant.

conf...ound

doin it wrong


*apostrophe fail*
 
2012-08-10 10:55:42 PM

piltdown: "Why won't God heal amputees?"


Because healing people in a way that is indistinguishable from modern medicine is the true test of omnipotence
 
2012-08-10 10:56:17 PM

Indubitably: W.C.fields forever: Indubitably: Indubitably: cowgirl toffee: rmify: yes but can you masturbate with them

Only if she can find the phantom G-spot. :P

ound...

Name the consonant.

conf...ound

doin it wrong

*apostrophe fail*


/kicks rock.
 
2012-08-10 10:56:38 PM
Was that article abut some ladies imaginary hand, or did I stop reading too early?
 
2012-08-10 10:58:11 PM
retrobookshop.com
Pppphhhhhttttt. Amateur.
 
2012-08-10 10:58:17 PM
If I watch The Phantom Menace through one of these table mirrors, will it take away my pain?
 
2012-08-10 10:58:49 PM

libranoelrose: cowgirl toffee: Indubitably: cowgirl toffee: Indubitably: Indubitably: cowgirl toffee: rmify: yes but can you masturbate with them

Only if she can find the phantom G-spot. :P

ound...

Name the consonant.

Uhhhh... is it "S"?

Yes?

I win!

F


For the last decade(s) plus, assman.

You've always known where I am.

Do you know where you are?

;)
 
2012-08-10 10:59:02 PM

grinding_journalist: [i830.photobucket.com image 250x269]

Would like to know more, but doesn't want to give up his powers.


Dude better have the power of autofellatio.
 
2012-08-10 10:59:37 PM
So, if you are a woman "stuck in a man's body," (or vice versa) is the problem that your mind is mapping phantom body parts?
 
2012-08-10 11:01:07 PM

W.C.fields forever: Indubitably: W.C.fields forever: Indubitably: Indubitably: cowgirl toffee: rmify: yes but can you masturbate with them

Only if she can find the phantom G-spot. :P

ound...

Name the consonant.

conf...ound

doin it wrong

*apostrophe fail*

/kicks rock.


Thank you.

*bow*
 
2012-08-10 11:03:24 PM

Indubitably: libranoelrose: cowgirl toffee: Indubitably: cowgirl toffee: Indubitably: Indubitably: cowgirl toffee: rmify: yes but can you masturbate with them

Only if she can find the phantom G-spot. :P

ound...

Name the consonant.

Uhhhh... is it "S"?

Yes?

I win!

F

For the last decade(s) plus, assman.

You've always known where I am.

Do you know where you are?

;)


1963?
 
2012-08-10 11:03:24 PM
Wait, so she's controlling a shadow of an imaginary hand with her mind? What did I just read?
 
2012-08-10 11:03:26 PM
What's really amazing is that her imaginary hand actually casts a real shadow!!! I know because i saw the photo!!
 
2012-08-10 11:03:39 PM

Tyrosine: grinding_journalist: [i830.photobucket.com image 250x269]

Would like to know more, but doesn't want to give up his powers.

Dude better have the power of autofellatio.


Or what?

Will you strike him with Hellfire missiles or bullets?

You are an idiot.

Textbook.

Subtext says wut?
 
2012-08-10 11:04:36 PM
I call bullshiat. The brain is just trying to match up the other hand.
 
2012-08-10 11:04:37 PM

libranoelrose: Indubitably: libranoelrose: cowgirl toffee: Indubitably: cowgirl toffee: Indubitably: Indubitably: cowgirl toffee: rmify: yes but can you masturbate with them

Only if she can find the phantom G-spot. :P

ound...

Name the consonant.

Uhhhh... is it "S"?

Yes?

I win!

F

For the last decade(s) plus, assman.

You've always known where I am.

Do you know where you are?

;)

1963?


P.S. Mistake made.
 
2012-08-10 11:04:58 PM
i291.photobucket.com

Do you have any idea how much that STINGS??!?!
 
2012-08-10 11:05:13 PM
Uh. Not news. This shiat happens all the time. Ask anyone with a missing limb or digits or whatever, chances are they've experienced "Phantom Limb Syndrome" in some way or another.
 
2012-08-10 11:05:14 PM

Indubitably: Indubitably: cowgirl toffee: rmify: yes but can you masturbate with them

Only if she can find the phantom G-spot. :P

ound...

Name the consonant.


reach around.

wait,isn't that 1 word.
 
2012-08-10 11:05:41 PM
profmondo.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-08-10 11:06:31 PM

W.C.fields forever: Indubitably: Indubitably: cowgirl toffee: rmify: yes but can you masturbate with them

Only if she can find the phantom G-spot. :P

ound...

Name the consonant.

reach around.

wait,isn't that 1 word.


And that isn't a consonant, either.
 
2012-08-10 11:06:50 PM

grinding_journalist: [i830.photobucket.com image 250x269]

Would like to know more, but doesn't want to give up his powers.


These girls would like to learn that trick...
s14.postimage.org
 
2012-08-10 11:06:52 PM

W.C.fields forever: Indubitably: Indubitably: cowgirl toffee: rmify: yes but can you masturbate with them

Only if she can find the phantom G-spot. :P

ound...

Name the consonant.

reach around.

wait,isn't that 1 word.


Use-the-hyphen.
 
2012-08-10 11:10:02 PM

RexTalionis: sno man: Very cool find subby...
I wonder if there are any plans for one of those 'bionic hands' now that she's capable of working more than a Simpson's hand...

You know what's really weird? They've discovered that people with amputated hand (and the phantom pain associated with the amputated hand) can make their pain go away if they trick their brain into thinking that their hand is still there.

For example, if you sit down at a table with your unamputated arm on the table facing a mirror and you look at the mirror image of the unamputated arm so that the mirror image is where your amputated hand should be, then your pain will start to subside for a while.

Once human-like prosthesis becomes possible, I'd imagine it'd take care of most phantom pain issues.


That's going to be so farking cool, and I can totally see this happening. Sorry grammars.
Anyway, anything to alleviate pain. I have chronic pain issues, and I'd rather not take so much meds as I do now. And, my Doc tells me I really don't take that much in comparison to other patients-and I believe him.
But, bleah. Pain sucks. Understanding our neurology will unlock more doors in the areas of pain management and mental health issues. Depression especially, IMHO.
I'm learning how to navigate through and find what's good for me, etc. But pain that you can't handle- whether you're Rambo or the most giantest pussy ever- is something we should strive to eliminate. It's one form of suffering we can help.

/I love technology
//Future Sailor
 
2012-08-10 11:10:05 PM

BackAssward: grinding_journalist: [i830.photobucket.com image 250x269]

Would like to know more, but doesn't want to give up his powers.

These girls would like to learn that trick...
[s14.postimage.org image 160x180]


I'm sure one of them doesn't care. :P
 
2012-08-10 11:11:28 PM

Indubitably: Indubitably: cowgirl toffee: rmify: yes but can you masturbate with them

Only if she can find the phantom G-spot. :P

ound...

Name the consonant.


Goin' downtound.

/final answer,INDUBE
 
2012-08-10 11:11:29 PM

piltdown: "Why won't God heal amputees?"


I guess you're assuming that the lame and lepers that Christ healed had all their limbs.
Because lepers never lost anything back then, just looked bumpy.
Nice troll though, an old one but still.....
 
2012-08-10 11:12:26 PM

RogermcAllen: I heard something similar on NOVA (or a similar show) 10-15 years ago. The woman lost her hand, but in her mind she had her fingers clenched in such a way that her finger nails were jamming into her hand causing a lot of pain. The used a similar mirror box to allow her to open the non-existent hand to stop the pain.


Relevant, but not-so-C-SB:

We saw a patient in clinic this morning who actually had phantom limb- we did a BKA on him about a month ago, and before the surgery, he'd been having arthritic pain in his foot. Even with the foot gone, he said he'd wake up in the middle of the night and his now non-existent foot would be "killing him". We fixed it by doing the mirror box thing, but we had him put his feet in a tub of water, so he could see that there couldn't possibly be the sensation of water on his "foot" that wasn't there. It was like we flipped a switch- by the end of the clinic visit, he said he couldn't feel his foot anymore with a big smile...which in about 3 seconds went away, turned into a frown, and this 70+ yr old man just lost it, and started crying, like he'd *just* realized it wasn't there anymore. His wife started crying too; I had to get the hell outta there. Goddamn, watching old people (esp. "tough" old men) cry...I just can't do it. Dude was a combat Marine for chrissakes.

Tyrosine: Dude better have the power of autofellatio.


That would still be a better power than what Brickfrog has.
 
2012-08-10 11:18:33 PM

W.C.fields forever: Indubitably: Indubitably: cowgirl toffee: rmify: yes but can you masturbate with them

Only if she can find the phantom G-spot. :P

ound...

Name the consonant.

Goin' downtound.

/final answer,INDUBE


/pound
 
2012-08-10 11:18:58 PM

W.C.fields forever: Indubitably: Indubitably: cowgirl toffee: rmify: yes but can you masturbate with them

Only if she can find the phantom G-spot. :P

ound...

Name the consonant.

Goin' downtound.

/final answer,INDUBE


Still not a consonant; do you have difficulty with directives?
 
2012-08-10 11:19:53 PM

rmify: W.C.fields forever: Indubitably: Indubitably: cowgirl toffee: rmify: yes but can you masturbate with them

Only if she can find the phantom G-spot. :P

ound...

Name the consonant.

Goin' downtound.

/final answer,INDUBE

/pound


It could be mound.
 
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