Body Integrity Identity Disorder

Body Integrity Identity Disorder or BIID is when a person believes part of their body is foreign and should be removed. These people will sometimes harm themselves to reach their ideal. Some have laid on railroad tracks to get the offending limb either severed or mangled so badly it must be surgically removed. With that explanation in place let me introduce you to Jewel Shurping. Jewel claims to have been fascinated by blindness from childhood. As an adult she would go out in dark glasses with a white cane and feign blindness and taught herself braille. But she still desired to be blind for real as she felt she was meant to be from birth. So much so that she found a psychologist who was understanding of her disorder and the compelling need Ms. Shurping felt to become blind. The psychologist decided to help by administering drain cleaner into Jewel's eyes to fulfill her wish. Jewel claims to be very happy now with the exception of being disowned by her family when they became aware that her blindness was due to a deliberate act. As far as the helpful psychologist, there was no mention of that person's fate, perhaps they just walked away.
     Posted By: Alex - Thu Oct 01, 2015
     Category: Bad Habits, Neuroses and Psychoses | Differently Abled, Handicapped, Challenged, and Otherwise Atypical | Diseases | Pain, Self-inflicted and Otherwise

So, she's now on 100% disability and even gets to park in the blue zones?
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 10/01/15 at 11:16 PM
Well I sure hope she's not the one driving to handicap parking.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 10/02/15 at 01:34 AM
Only if she's in Flow-ra-dha.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 10/02/15 at 01:43 AM
She's under 80 and she's not Cuban so she can't get in! :lol:
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 10/02/15 at 02:26 AM
I would imagine that the "psychologist" was a made-up part of the story. The woman is obviously crazy for putting drain cleaner in her eyes; and since she's crazy, nothing she says or does can be trusted.

I can't imagine anyone, much less a doctor, helping someone put drain cleaner in their eyes. There are more effective ways to either temporarily cause blindness (perhaps opaque contact lenses) or permenantly cause blindness (surgical or refined, certified chemicals).

She's pursuing a degree in education! Wow... impressionable children should never be near this person!
Posted by Kyle Morgan on 10/02/15 at 10:43 AM
What a looney!! I heard of a woman who wants to be a paraplegic she straps herself in a wheelchair and pretends she can't walk!! I belief she was on TLC channel
Posted by WMcCreery on 10/02/15 at 01:12 PM
We all have our problems but she has taken it to extremes, like the guys who commit self castration.
Posted by Gator Guy on 10/03/15 at 09:38 PM
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