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  1. Standard memberFMF
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    14 Feb '16 09:03
    Last year of life ~ you're housebound, so mobility no longer so important. Somehow, a choice between hearing and sight is presented to you; which faculty would you want to keep - and which one would you be prepared to do without?
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    14 Feb '16 09:081 edit
    Originally posted by FMF
    Last year of life ~ you're housebound, so mobility no longer so important. Somehow, a choice between hearing and sight is presented to you; which faculty would you want to keep - and which one would you be prepared to do without?
    Keep vision. No question.
  3. Standard memberFMF
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    14 Feb '16 09:09
    Originally posted by divegeester
    Keep vision. No question.
    The "no question" instruction rather stymies my usual posting style. 😠
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  5. Standard memberFMF
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    14 Feb '16 11:43
    Originally posted by divegeester
    Keep vision. No question.
    I could cope without reading and films (with subtitles) if it meant I could have conversation, music and audio books/magazines.
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    14 Feb '16 12:58
    Having now reached the stage where both hearing and vision are impaired, I'd have to go with the poster who chose to keep vision.
  7. Standard memberFMF
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    14 Feb '16 13:23
    Originally posted by Kewpie
    Having now reached the stage where both hearing and vision are impaired, I'd have to go with the poster who chose to keep vision.
    Oh dear, I would struggle without music. 🙁

    Note: if my wife should happen to come in within the next hour and look over my shoulder, I will quickly modify this post to say:

    Oh dear, I would struggle without conversation. 🙁
  8. SubscriberGhost of a Duke
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    14 Feb '16 16:01
    For me, life would be difficult without hearing, impossible without vision. (Even in the scenario given).
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    15 Feb '16 07:48
    Originally posted by FMF
    Last year of life ~ you're housebound, so mobility no longer so important. Somehow, a choice between hearing and sight is presented to you; which faculty would you want to keep - and which one would you be prepared to do without?
    I think I could cope with both.

    But it would be torture to choose.
  10. Standard memberFMF
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    18 Feb '16 23:27
    Originally posted by Ghost of a Duke
    For me, life would be difficult without hearing, impossible without vision. (Even in the scenario given).
    What if you lived in a bungalow and you knew where everything was and there were no sharp corners or unexpected things left on the floor?
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    19 Feb '16 18:51
    Originally posted by FMF
    I could cope without reading and films (with subtitles) if it meant I could have conversation, music and audio books/magazines.
    I agree. The pictures of life before the loss of sight would be ingrained in your brain and maybe/likely sounds would help bring them to your minds eye.
  12. SubscriberGhost of a Duke
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    19 Feb '16 18:54
    Originally posted by FMF
    What if you lived in a bungalow and you knew where everything was and there were no sharp corners or unexpected things left on the floor?
    Sir, i would never live in a bungalow.
  13. Standard memberFMF
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    21 Feb '16 07:18
    Originally posted by Ghost of a Duke
    Sir, i would never live in a bungalow.
    How would you get by without conversation?
  14. SubscriberGhost of a Duke
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    21 Feb '16 07:54
    Originally posted by FMF
    How would you get by without conversation?
    Does one have to live in a bungalow to get conversation?
  15. Standard memberFMF
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    21 Feb '16 08:12
    Originally posted by Ghost of a Duke
    Does one have to live in a bungalow to get conversation?
    I was referring back to "For me, life would be difficult without hearing, impossible without vision" but I replied to your more recent post.
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