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by Tom fod
Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Burnout
Replies: 5
Views: 75

Re: Burnout

I think we have to be really careful to look after ourselves as we will so very often push ourselves to insane extremes and be overly hard on ourselves through comparing ourselves to others and forgetting to look at things objectively. We can be very driven, though that can be 100mph up the motorway...
by Tom fod
Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Dyspraxia doesn't define me but it does affect me....
Replies: 1
Views: 13

Re: Dyspraxia doesn't define me but it does affect me....

Hi and welcome and sorry for delay in response. We tend to view DCD and Dyspraxia as interchangeable terms for same condition. I'm guessing your stammer is perhaps a consequence of verbal dyspraxia? (there does seem to be some differentiation in some quarters where as Verbal Dyspraxia is seen as sep...
by Tom fod
Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Moved in with partner
Replies: 1
Views: 25

Re: Moved in with partner

We can't help how we feel and deep down you (quite rightly, but not without guilt), feel like you are one who has made all the 'sacrifices'. Moving to a new town, living and meeting completely new people, some of whom, will naturally be thinking and judging you as the new man in her life. No one can...
by Tom fod
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Felt such a prat
Replies: 2
Views: 46

Re: Felt such a prat

Prat = idiot (though literal meaning can also be butt cheek)

It's always worse when we do this sort of thing in public as we feel as though people will judge us as incompetent, past it or whatever which is an uncomfortable feeling and we will often judge ourselves more harshly than any observer.
by Tom fod
Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Relationships
Topic: support group
Replies: 3
Views: 32

Re: support group

Assuming you have not already contacted them, the Dyspraxia Foundation will be able to tell you if there's a local adult support group. A lot of groups they have seem to be more geared to parents with affected children. That said there is a facebook group for parents with Dyspraxia which featured in...
by Tom fod
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Work
Topic: Has anyone with dyspraxia passed first aid?
Replies: 11
Views: 525

Re: Has anyone with dyspraxia passed first aid?

Did Public First Aid in 1992 somehow I passed
Believe ratio of compressions to breaths varies depending on if you are alone or wirking with second person.
Thinking will likely have changed since I did it but not easy to remember.
by Tom fod
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Relationships
Topic: How do I get my parents to trust me.
Replies: 1
Views: 34

Re: How do I get my parents to trust me.

Hi again Catrin I can sort of see why the overprotectiveness is there (perhaps a reaction to your accodent with the horse and other situations where they have been worried about you?) Your parents clearly have have unfounded concerns about your ability to look after yourself. Could you ask them to a...
by Tom fod
Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Relationships
Topic: support group
Replies: 3
Views: 32

Re: support group

Hi Caz and welcome I'm on sone Facebook Closed Dyspraxia Groups so will ask If there any local grps n existence in Stoke area. - Is that Stoke on Trent or Stoke nr Cov ? (I used to live in Cov about 35yrs ago so know of at least two Stokes.) When I first moved to my local area (Glos)I found a pub wi...
by Tom fod
Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Help with PIP please ( DLA - PIP Change over )
Replies: 1
Views: 45

Re: Help with PIP please ( DLA - PIP Change over )

Hi I have sent you a private message.
by Tom fod
Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Will Britain be able to make a sucess of Brexit?
Replies: 22
Views: 2644

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

I now think I should have entitled this thread How much of a %$£&ing mess can Britain make of Brexit?

I feel we need a deal with Europe as otherwise the uncertainty will just cause everyone trouble.
by Tom fod
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Work
Topic: Employee of the Month.
Replies: 33
Views: 1117

Re: Employee of the Month.

Many will take the view that you gave a job, others have not! But it's not that simple and fear of .change and uncertainty can and do leave us feeling trapped.

Hope you find a way out and a job that is stimulating.
by Tom fod
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Work
Topic: Employee of the Month.
Replies: 33
Views: 1117

Re: Employee of the Month.

You need to ideally tell this to your employer or just tender your resignation and give notice of your planned departure. This may affect your access to JSA or other benefits if you seek to claim.
by Tom fod
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: First aid training
Replies: 3
Views: 40

Re: First aid training

It's a skill worth having as it is a selling point if you want employment elsewhere. All i can suggest is read as much as possible on theory and/or look at You Tube or other online vids to help yoi get it ingrained. Try to focus on your own activity and not what those watching may be thinking. Pleas...
by Tom fod
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Handle the fork
Replies: 1
Views: 29

Re: Handle the fork

Hi and welcome He clearly finds it more comfortable and at 13 apart from your reminding him thetre is probably not the social pressure to conform and hold his fork like most other people. I tend to shovel rather than use back of my fork but then I am greedy/English. Have you asked him about how he f...
by Tom fod
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New member in distress.
Replies: 3
Views: 36

Re: New member in distress.

Hi and welcome. I'm sorry that you find yourself feeling this way. if it is any consolation you are not alone Unfortunately it is very difficult to find specific assistance or adult diagnosis so pursuing help with regard suicidal feelings is a necessary first step. Please can you explain what you me...