Each of the twins manages one side of their conjoined body and are quite effective in cooperatively using their limbswhen both hands or both legs are required. By coordinating their efforts, they are able to walk, run and ride a bicycle normally — all tasks that they learned at a normal speed. Each writes with herhand. Together, they can type on a computer keyboard at a normal speed. The sense of touch of each is restricted to her body half; this shades off at the midsagittal plane such that there is a smallamount of overlap at the midline.
Upon their birth, their parents rejected the option to attempt surgical separation after hearing from doctors that it was not likely that both girls would survive theoperation. As the girls grew and learned to walk and develop other skills, the parents confirmed their decision against separation, arguing that the quality of life for the surviving twin or twins livingseparately would be less than their quality of life as conjoined beings
They both successfully passed their driver's license exam, both the written and driving tests. They had to take the tests... [continua]
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