So happy it's not just me!

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CeceB
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So happy it's not just me!

Postby CeceB » Sat May 27, 2017 7:05 am

Today after I manged to rip my toe nail off accidently opening the door directly into my foot, I mentioned to my friend I just have no idea of spacial awareness. Curious I Googled to see if that was a thing..

And for the first time in my life I read about dyspraxia. My lack of short term memory, my sheer ability to walk into door frames, street signs, accidently sitting on my dog.. How I at best shovel food into my mouth and hope most of it gets in. My horrible handwriting, how much it hurts my hand to do so, my lack of spelling.. I could go on.

I've been reading these forums all night, to myself and out loud to my husband. Some have made me laugh because I get it! I do that too! And I've cried because I've spent years thinking something was wrong with me. Why can't I remember people names? Or even my own freaking phone number? Why can't I go a week with out some stupid mishap of falling up stairs, or you know, accidently kicking a door I'm opening.

So I just wanted to introduce myself. I'm CeCe, 34, mom to two kids and in the US. I know this is a UK site but there's very little US sites I've found for it. :( in fact I never even heard of the condition until today. It doesn't seem to be a thing much talked about here.

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Re: So happy it's not just me!

Postby Tom fod » Sat May 27, 2017 10:09 am

Hi Cece
Welcome,we're glad you've found us and I hope forum can offer you both support and inspiration. We have quite a few people from outside the UK too.
Hope your toe gets better soon too!
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With a foot full of bullets I tried to run faster but I just hobbled on to the next disaster.
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Re: So happy it's not just me!

Postby Ram » Sat May 27, 2017 5:11 pm

Welcome. I hope that this site helps you come to terms with everything. I should also point out that Dyspraxia is also known as Developmental Coordination Disorder in some countries. It is also considered to be part of the Autistic Spectrum Disorder by some experts.

CeceB
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Re: So happy it's not just me!

Postby CeceB » Sat May 27, 2017 10:14 pm

Tom fod wrote:Hi Cece
Welcome,we're glad you've found us and I hope forum can offer you both support and inspiration. We have quite a few people from outside the UK too.
Hope your toe gets better soon too!


Thank you! :) I've already gotten some pretty good tips on managing daily life, and am also relieved to know I'm not the only adult who doesn't drive.. Though lots of good advice on how to better practice if I want to.

CeceB
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Re: So happy it's not just me!

Postby CeceB » Sat May 27, 2017 10:15 pm

Ram wrote:Welcome. I hope that this site helps you come to terms with everything. I should also point out that Dyspraxia is also known as Developmental Coordination Disorder in some countries. It is also considered to be part of the Autistic Spectrum Disorder by some experts.


Thanks for this! I definitely pulled up more US based info using DCD, though as far as I can tell this is the only support forum out there.


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