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by firemonkey
Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: I have dyspraxia and I struggle with maths
Replies: 4
Views: 40

Re: I have dyspraxia and I struggle with maths

I failed Maths O level first time. I was ok at arithmetic and algebra, but abysmal at geometry. I could never get the hang of trigonometry.
by firemonkey
Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Avatar problem
Replies: 3
Views: 20

Re: Avatar problem

Thanks for your reply Andrew.
by firemonkey
Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Avatar problem
Replies: 3
Views: 20

Avatar problem

It was not possible to determine the dimensions of the image. Please verify that the URL you entered is correct.

Enter dimensions- 80 x60. "The url is invalid". It's worked for all other forums I'm on. It's from photobucket.
by firemonkey
Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: Chopping and peeling
Replies: 3
Views: 51

Chopping and peeling

Cooking is one skill I struggle with. From organising myself to buy the ingredients(how the hell to people buy a week's worth of stuff for meals from scratch?) to preparing ie peeling and cutting veg , and following instructions and timings. Granddaughter is getting me to cook a cottage pie tomorrow...
by firemonkey
Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: The trouble with ovens
Replies: 1
Views: 91

The trouble with ovens

The trouble with ovens . I hope the burn on my arm isn't infected. I only noticed it when I went to bed Tuesday night. I had caught my arm on the oven shelf and it hurt but I'd not thought much of it .The carer saw it too when she came yesterday and said I should put some cream on it so I put some S...
by firemonkey
Tue Oct 30, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: The Just juicy chicken fiasco
Replies: 6
Views: 151

Re: The Just juicy chicken fiasco

Poor instructions are a real bugbear.

On a separate note does anyone else have difficulty tearing open those small sachets of ketchup etc you now tend to get in cafes rather than there being a bottle of ketchup etc on the table ?
by firemonkey
Sat Oct 27, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: The Just juicy chicken fiasco
Replies: 6
Views: 151

The Just juicy chicken fiasco

Maybe it's just me being quite dyspraxic or maybe because in certain ways I'm thick. Went to do some "Just juicy" chicken in the bags my granddaughter gave me. Try opening one bag it splits. Try another bag it splits. Didn't try the third bag. Ending up pouring the mix into the cooking tray and roll...
by firemonkey
Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Acquired dyspraxia
Replies: 4
Views: 138

Re: Acquired dyspraxia

The person,on Reddit,doesn't know me from Adam. He was basing it on the following that I'd posted . Saw the pdoc Wednesday afternoon. It was the first time he had seen me. He did a thorough assessment.Past history. Past medication. Symptoms . Family background. My stepdaughter was there with me. She...
by firemonkey
Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Acquired dyspraxia
Replies: 4
Views: 138

Acquired dyspraxia

Just had someone suggest I might have acquired dyspraxia. acquired dyspraxia dyspraxia manifested as the loss of a previously acquired ability to perform coordinated movements. It usually follows or is associated with brain injury or stroke. developmental dyspraxia dyspraxia present since birth and ...
by firemonkey
Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Fingers
Replies: 5
Views: 150

Re: Fingers

thanks - I just hope the pdoc realises the biggest part of DCD/dyspraxia is the way thinking is affected rather than just that we can have difficulty with manual dexterity. I did mention my difficulty with organising and planning and he mentioned executive functioning. Whether he was connecting thi...
by firemonkey
Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Getting help & assessment
Topic: What do you think about getting charged for assessments?
Replies: 15
Views: 935

Re: What do you think about getting charged for assessments?

Assessments should be readily available and free on the NHS.
by firemonkey
Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Fingers
Replies: 5
Views: 150

Re: Fingers

Tom fod wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:29 pm
Suspect it is in reference to a Psychiatrist

From Googling " Pdoc is a compressed phrase combining psychiatrist/psychologist and doctor."
That's right Tom
by firemonkey
Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Fingers
Replies: 5
Views: 150

Fingers

Saw my pdoc yesterday. The possibility of ASD was mentioned. My stepdaughter mentioned my clumsiness. The pdoc had me do something that involved touching tips of fingers together. After doing it the pdoc said I was quite dyspraxic.
by firemonkey
Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Getting help & assessment
Topic: Help for adults
Replies: 6
Views: 341

Re: Help for adults

I'm under mental health services and everything gets related to the psych diagnosis. Having a professional intelligent enough to pick up on things ,ie it's not all down to a mental illness diagnosis, would help. Unfortunately most mental health professionals aren't that intelligent.
by firemonkey
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: Toenails
Replies: 5
Views: 270

Re: Toenails

My stepdaughter has arranged for a chiropodist to come to my flat on the 22nd .She will be there with me as she knows how I struggle with unfamiliar company .