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by allesandro
Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Work
Topic: So terrified not coping
Replies: 9
Views: 244

Re: So terrified not coping

I'm so sorry you're going through all of this. Take care of yourself. I wish you well. Let us know if there's anything we can do to help
by allesandro
Sun Feb 10, 2019 3:00 am
Forum: Work
Topic: So terrified not coping
Replies: 9
Views: 244

Re: So terrified not coping

Invisible, It really sound as though you've been traumatized by having failed at previous endeavors. My guess is that most of us, if not all of us, have been traumatized by our failures in life. I know I have. The response in trauma is flight, fight, or freeze. I know that sometimes when I encounter...
by allesandro
Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Advice - Dyspraxic son
Replies: 7
Views: 162

Re: Advice - Dyspraxic son

Welcome! I did not know that I was dyspraxic growing up. But then again, I'm in my 60's, and I don't even know if they knew what it was back then. I think it would be helpful for him to know that everyone's brain works differently and to capitalize on his strength in order to build self esteem. Buil...
by allesandro
Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:17 am
Forum: Studying
Topic: College Anxiety
Replies: 2
Views: 131

Re: College Anxiety

Phillip, I had a very similar experience many years ago in the summer semester of an advanced placement graduate program in the US. The students as well as on e of the professors bullied me. I dropped out after the summer because I couldn't take any more. A few years late I continued where I left of...
by allesandro
Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: Getting help & assessment
Topic: How do I talk to doctor
Replies: 4
Views: 177

Re: How do I talk to doctor

I don't know what it's like in the UK, but I don't think the drs. in the US would even care. I was told , "well it's a little too late to be worried about it now," by an insensitive p**** of a psychiatrist. I felt such a prat. (just learned that expression) Definitely, bring someone with you. Drs. a...
by allesandro
Sun Jan 27, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: Work
Topic: Finding a job
Replies: 16
Views: 246

Re: Finding a job

My mom has told me from a young age that I've been a burden and she wished I wasn't born because I trapped her here in South Africa................. I got offered a job like yesterday travelling and creating curriculums for schools world wide and it seems like an amazing opportunity so I'm thinking...
by allesandro
Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Work
Topic: Finding a job
Replies: 16
Views: 246

Re: Finding a job

Hi Lila, I don't drive either, and I used to have the same arguments with my sister. She used to harass me about being a waiter? "Why can't you just be a waiter?" "Why can't you just be a bartender?" It's maddening to have to try to explain that to someone who is not dyspraxic. I've had clients who...
by allesandro
Sat Jan 26, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: Work
Topic: Finding a job
Replies: 16
Views: 246

Re: Finding a job

Hi Lila, I don't drive either, and I used to have the same arguments with my sister. She used to harass me about being a waiter? "Why can't you just be a waiter?" "Why can't you just be a bartender?" It's maddening to have to try to explain that to someone who is not dyspraxic. I've had clients who ...
by allesandro
Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Felt such a prat
Replies: 2
Views: 165

Re: Felt such a prat

Not sure what 'prat' means, but it's obviously not a good thing. I also have terrible balance and have embarrassed myself frequently because of it
by allesandro
Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Work
Topic: Lost in Dyspraxia
Replies: 13
Views: 1975

Re: Lost in Dyspraxia

Well, I can totally relate to your post. Last year I took a part time job which went south real fast. I had tremendous difficulty navigating the computer system and it took me way longer than it should have to attempt to complete the documentation on the computer system. I'm 63 and when I first ente...
by allesandro
Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: First aid training
Replies: 4
Views: 135

Re: First aid training

Best of Luck to you . I know how difficult that can be. Daunting, and anxiety provoking.
by allesandro
Mon Dec 31, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Burnout
Replies: 9
Views: 324

Re: Burnout

I've often wondered that myself. Wish I could be of more help in answering the question
by allesandro
Fri Dec 28, 2018 4:17 am
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: ASD and dyspraxia- how much are they related?
Replies: 9
Views: 270

Re: ASD and dyspraxia- how much are they related?

I agree with him completely
by allesandro
Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: explaining dyspraxia to family or not?
Replies: 14
Views: 514

Re: explaining dyspraxia to family or not?

Presumably I live on the same planet as you do. It is indeed extremely unlikely to begin a medical career in your 60/70s. But my point stands, it’s not unheard of people to occupy themselves with new studies after their retirement. Sometimes, not often perhaps some get to utilise those new gain ski...
by allesandro
Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:33 am
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: explaining dyspraxia to family or not?
Replies: 14
Views: 514

Re: explaining dyspraxia to family or not?

I'm already aware of this. No new career should be embarked upon in your mid 60's. That's my point. How do you explain dyspraxia to a family who doesn't understand something that simple, that basic????? Yet some people do and succeed. Your point may be correct for you... it may not be for everyone....