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Do you ever worry that you're going to forget how to walk?

Asked by Hibernate (9050points) August 19th, 2011

Well do you?

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Seelix's avatar

Um, nope.

tedibear's avatar

No, can’t say that I have that particular worry. I’ve wondered what it would be like to not be able to walk, but I’ve never pondered “forgetting how.”

Paul's avatar

Not really. I’m scared of getting amnesia but you still have reflexes.

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

I might have thought about it while watching the movie, Regarding Henry, but worry about it? No.

iphigeneia's avatar

No, losing the ability to walk would be something I could handle. Being unable to talk or communicate would be so dreadful though, I worry about that every time I think about brain damage.

FluffyChicken's avatar

sometimes… not when I’m sober though.

snowberry's avatar

You don’t use it you lose it. It’s how the brain works. If I’m using it, it’s unlikely I’ll forget.

GracieT's avatar

I did when I was brain damaged, but it wasn’t hard (I’ve been told!) to re-teach me. I think that you will eventually forget how to do anything if you don’t do it all of
the time, but I imagin re-learning takes less time because I doubt your muscles actually forget. They just need to be shown again.

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

Sure. It’s a scary thing to consider, and it’s not uncommon when people get older, or even with certain illnesses.

Cruiser's avatar

At 10 yrs old and thanks to a virus and over 4 months straight confinement to a bed….I did. I had to learn how to walk, stand the whole nine yards. That totally sucked.

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille Your situation is a case that many of us could benefit from learning more about. Would you mind sharing what you know?

Sunny2's avatar

Not really. Not since they invented the wheel. There will always be a way to get around.

zenvelo's avatar

I have a history of stroke on both sides of my family, and while addressing my health, it is a concern in the back of mind every so often.

mrrich724's avatar

Heck no. But I have worried that what if all the sudden I forgot how to breathe… That would SUCK! And you just suffocate although everything is seemingly normal.

poisonedantidote's avatar

I was once worried that I was not man enough to stop walking.

I was walking home drunk, when I thought “I have to keep going” then I turned to my self and said “hold on a moment, I’m a grown man, I can stop walking any time I want” but I still kept walking. This is when I got angry, I dared my self to stop walking for 10 seconds, but still felt the urge to keep walking, so I snapped, I stopped in my tracks and counted out loud “1… 2… 3… 4…” all the way to 10. Then I continued walking, satisfied and confident that I was in control enough to stop walking if I wanted to.

Yes, very fucking drunk indeed.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@Pied_Pfeffer You find out what you are made of when that is taken away.I have a feeling everyone one here would do everything they could to get moving again.Never lose hope,:)

Bellatrix's avatar

Uurm .. no….

Rarebear's avatar

If I do, I want to be euthanized.

wundayatta's avatar

I stay up nights worrying about this. I also worry that I will forget how to type. And eat. It would be horrible if I couldn’t remember how to eat. They tell me that breathing is an autonomic system, but I still think that one day, I’ll be sitting around looking at the poppies in the fields and imagining what it would be like to be a dragon dancing with a unicorn and all of a sudden I’ll forget how to breath, and I’ll die and I’ll never know whether the dragon married the unicorn or ate it.

athenasgriffin's avatar

No, I’ve never thought about that. Although, I have learned that you can forget how to ride a bike.

creative1's avatar

Nope, not even once

stardust's avatar

Nope. However, when I was a kid I had a case of acute ataxia which was quite scary as I couldn’t walk. Eeesh:/

JessicaRTBH's avatar

Great. Now I am worried about that. I’d never thought of that before. It would be scary.

erichw1504's avatar

I’m more concerned I won’t remember how to sit. Then I really can’t be lazy anymore!

Roby's avatar

No, nor do I contemplate ever forgetting how to ride a bicycle.

picante's avatar

I’m not afraid I’ll forget—but I am afraid that my brain that remembers how will stop talking to all the parts that produce walking.

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

I am not worried I will _forget _ how to walk. I am more worried my mind will know how to walk but my body will stop listening.

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