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by Tom fod
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: Dyspraxia and bowel/toilet problems
Replies: 1
Views: 54

Re: Dyspraxia and bowel/toilet problems

Moved to Day to Day living Constipation and stool state is also going to be heavily influenced by diet. Equally anxiety can and will also have an influence on how/when. Some people like to take their time and read the paper after deploying the VI Poo and waiting for nature to take it's course. I jus...
by Tom fod
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Work
Topic: Asking for reasonable adjustments at job interviews
Replies: 3
Views: 50

Re: Asking for reasonable adjustments at job interviews

Lucy
Thanks for this really interesting/useful
by Tom fod
Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Will Britain be able to make a sucess of Brexit?
Replies: 11
Views: 1533

Re: Will Britain be able to make a sucess of Brexit?

Me too Bloody Cameron and his lot were so confident Remain would win, they didn't think to put margin conditions on the vote. Problem is everyone is so divided about it all. No one can agree on what the truth is or what we should do. The European Union hardly seem likely to let us have our cake and ...
by Tom fod
Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Better writer than speaker
Replies: 5
Views: 46

Re: Better writer than speaker

Me too. I'm far more confident in my written communication.
by Tom fod
Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: Dealing with loss
Replies: 5
Views: 69

Re: Dealing with loss

Sorry for your loss. Please give yourself time and remember there is no wrong way to grieve it's individual.

His positive influence will remain with you always.
by Tom fod
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Work
Topic: Asking for reasonable adjustments at job interviews
Replies: 3
Views: 50

Re: Asking for reasonable adjustments at job interviews

I've had and been unsucceful at two competancy-based interviews for internal vacancies at a higher level so the pressure is probably less for myself. I did declare and provided a brief statemenr for their awareness but didn't /couldn't think to ask for anything specific. Scope have some links to adv...
by Tom fod
Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: Ring pulls
Replies: 4
Views: 36

Re: Ring pulls

In the handle which there tapers down there is a slot which you can use to fit over around the ring and lever it up. Pulling lid off part needs a video really to explain how It is still a two handed operation to hold down tin whilst you remove its lid to access stuff inside without spilling or cutti...
by Tom fod
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: Ring pulls
Replies: 4
Views: 36

Re: Ring pulls

I have the 5 in 1 opener
https://www.completecareshop.co.uk/kitc ... tle-opener

Another tip is to put the tin on a dampened cloth on your work surface so it does not slide around.

Before I have resorted to the tin opener or items from my tool box
by Tom fod
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Rather odd issue with intimacy
Replies: 1
Views: 79

Re: Rather odd issue with intimacy

If you"ve been used to solo manual stimulation it may take take a while to get used to intercourse. Keep at it with your partner and you will be fine.

The first time is often a bit 'is that it' for many. Learn about that you both enjoy together.
by Tom fod
Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: does anyone here have sleep issues?
Replies: 8
Views: 129

Re: does anyone here have sleep issues?

I find for me it's my difficulty in shutting down my active thought processes in order to relax sufficiently to sleep.

Probably avoiding electronic devices and reading an old fashioned book' having a set routine could help.
by Tom fod
Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Work
Topic: Strategies to overcome awkward people at work
Replies: 1
Views: 51

Re: Strategies to overcome awkward people at work

I work in an office and have the added challenge of having dyspraxia which means that I cannot work quite as quickly as other people due to my processing speed being slower. Since started my first full time job I have faced many challenges and struggles. My workplace has little understanding of Dys...
by Tom fod
Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Work
Topic: terrified please help
Replies: 6
Views: 127

Re: terrified please help

The fear of failure is very powerful and it often opens old wounds. I could liken this to the tragic story of my lovelife (or rather lack of it). I know I should put myself out there but all my previous failures and associated pain come back to haunt me and I feel it is just not worth trying and I s...
by Tom fod
Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: Work
Topic: Has anyone with dyspraxia passed first aid?
Replies: 3
Views: 68

Re: Has anyone with dyspraxia passed first aid?

I achieved Public First Aid in c1992
You can do it too 8-)
by Tom fod
Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Work
Topic: terrified please help
Replies: 6
Views: 127

Re: terrified please help

"Maybe it is worth asking your employer to ask the first aid tutor/training org for a written committment to providing you with reasonable adjustment (that'll scare em) What aspects of the course scare you most? The CPR?. Could you seek reassurance and/or meet the tutor to talk about your conce...
by Tom fod
Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Work
Topic: terrified please help
Replies: 6
Views: 127

Re: terrified please help

Whilst they can't force you, is it something you can reasonably refuse to do? Is there a manager you could speak to so you can inform them about your anxiety and concerns re your aptitude. Are your anxieties about learning as part of a group and could some one to one pre-course training help build y...

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