No question for me – I’d hack off the leg in a heartbeat.
My brain is more important to me than my limbs.
Plus, there’s pretty much cyborg parts available now so all the phantom limb stuff can be a thing of the past with the right doctor.
If you start losing any memories, then your brain will try to fill that gap with incomplete information and it will give you suspect data (think of a dying hard drive.)
It is much easier to repair the body than the mind.
Originally Posted: https://www.quora.com/Would-you-rather-cut-your-leg-or-lose-all-your-old-memories
Originally Posted On: 2015-04-27