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by allesandro
Sun May 19, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Being more of a community
Replies: 1
Views: 24

Being more of a community

I was just wondering how we might be more of a community and of greater support to each other. I've never been good at mobilizing or organizing. I don't know if that;s a dyspraxia thing or not.
by allesandro
Sat May 18, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Dyspraxia and Metabolic Disorders?
Replies: 0
Views: 18

Dyspraxia and Metabolic Disorders?

I've raised this issue before, but thought perhaps I'd raise it again. There is some preliminary research that indicates a connection between dyspraxia and metabolic disorders in the US. One theory is that this is due to poor physical coordination and dislike of of athletic activity. My nephew is dy...
by allesandro
Sat May 18, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Getting credited for what you know
Replies: 6
Views: 496

Re: Getting credited for what you know

I can relate to most of this. Spent most of my life trying to aim low instead of thinking about what I'd really like to do with it. Although, back in those days no had ever heard of dyspraxia, in the US, there was no internet, and if you were diagnosed as anything it would probably have been what Am...
by allesandro
Sat May 18, 2019 4:54 am
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Anger and Difficulty Letting go
Replies: 2
Views: 37

Re: Anger and Difficulty Letting go

Thanks. It's true, I also am like a dog with a bone when i feel I'm being disrespected or when my time is wasted, and there is no acknowledgment of that. But you are right, these people do have the power to end the phone call and one does end up with a 'reputation' that makes you about as famous as ...
by allesandro
Fri May 17, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Anger and Difficulty Letting go
Replies: 2
Views: 37

Anger and Difficulty Letting go

I have difficulty with anger and letting go of things, particularly when talking on the phone with 'customer service' representatives, particularly when I'm dealing with incompetence and what I believe to be unfair or disrespectful behavior. When I encounter this behavior I raise my voice and become...
by allesandro
Thu May 09, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Dyspraxia Research Project
Replies: 10
Views: 144

Re: Dyspraxia Research Project

I'm willing to do it
by allesandro
Wed May 08, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Dyspraxia Learing to drive
Replies: 1
Views: 30

Re: Dyspraxia Learing to drive

This is a tough one. I learned to drive when I was 18 and lived in the suburbs. Spatial awareness, and parallel parking was not an issue and I only drove where it was easy to drive--straight roads. In my 20's I moved to a large city where driving is not for the faint-of-heart. In fact, if the reclke...
by allesandro
Wed May 08, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: cannot think
Replies: 4
Views: 120

Re: cannot think

I think that neurotypical people have better ego strength than we dyspraxics. After all, developmentally there were so many things we either couldn't do or that required a great deal of practice and time and effort on others' part in order for us to learn something that came quickly to others. If a ...
by allesandro
Wed May 08, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: Exhausted from work
Replies: 5
Views: 485

Re: Exhausted from work

I think anyone would be exhausted after standing on their feet for 8 hrs. a day, don't you? Maybe your being too hard on yourself. Dyspraxic or not, you're only human.
by allesandro
Wed May 08, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: "Being floppy and unstable"
Replies: 1
Views: 50

Re: "Being floppy and unstable"

I confess I know nothing about this except that I have very bad coordination with my left hand. Can't use a blood pressure cuff because of it. Is this the kind of thing you might be talking about or have I totally missed the mark?
by allesandro
Wed May 08, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Anyone else have low muscle tone and bad back pain?
Replies: 17
Views: 2607

Re: Anyone else have low muscle tone and bad back pain?

I have low muscle tone and have had back surgery for it. I've always had low muscle tone, I heard it's a dyspraxic thing, because we generally are not as athletic as some people because of muscle coordination, eye hand coordination, and balance issues. I've read a few medical journal articles (Ameri...
by allesandro
Tue May 07, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Getting credited for what you know
Replies: 6
Views: 496

Re: Getting credited for what you know

Last year, I started working again after a year's sabbatical to deal with health issues resulting from a surgical procedure that left me anemic, and even more fatigued than I normally am. I decided to take a job at an LGBT community center whose computer documentation system is quite complicated due...
by allesandro
Tue May 07, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Relationships
Topic: How do you balance what you need from your social relationships?
Replies: 3
Views: 45

Re: How do you balance what you need from your social relationships?

I've always struggled with this, and actually lost a very good friend some years ago because I don't drive. They straight up asked me, "why is it that I'm always the one who has to do all of the driving?" At the time I didn't even know what dyspraxia was so I really didn't feel confident that I coul...
by allesandro
Tue May 07, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: New Netflix program about neurodiversity
Replies: 1
Views: 46

New Netflix program about neurodiversity

Netflix has a new television program currently airing called 'special.' It centers around a young man who happens to be both neuroatypical as well as gay. There are six episodes dealing with his challenges in the workplace ranging from using a letter opener to tying shoe laces and the prejudices he ...
by allesandro
Tue May 07, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: New Netflix program about neurodiversity
Replies: 0
Views: 18

New Netflix program about neurodiversity

Netflix has a new television program currently airing called 'special.' It centers around a young man who happens to be both neuroatypical as well as gay. There are six episodes dealing with his challenges in the workplace ranging from using a letter opener to tying shoe laces and the prejudices he ...