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by nickye
Sat Aug 22, 2015 9:31 am
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Does anyone else make alot of lists?
Replies: 7
Views: 2614

Re: Does anyone else make alot of lists?

I just noticed, Jake, that you said maybe you do it because you can organise things and it's satisfying. I think that's right. I;m not very organised in my every day life (although I'm learning), I tend to be untidy and forget things - like where are my keys etc. But I can memorise lists of things. ...
by nickye
Sat Aug 22, 2015 9:29 am
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Does anyone else make alot of lists?
Replies: 7
Views: 2614

Re: Does anyone else make alot of lists?

I make lots of lists and didn't realise until recently that other people do it! I think it may be a dyspraxic thing. I love making lists of things like the kings of England and their reigns and learning them by heart! I'm not sure why I do it but I find it relaxing and stops me over-thinking. I alwa...
by nickye
Wed Jun 17, 2015 7:31 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: not yet officially diagnosed but already struggling
Replies: 7
Views: 1700

Re: not yet officially diagnosed but already struggling

Hi Aurum I really feel for you, as I can relate to a lot of what you say. I always think the most frustrating thing about dyspraxia and these type of issues is that it's hard getting people to believe you struggle. Since I've found out I've got dyspraxia two years ago (I'm 46 now) my life is better,...
by nickye
Wed Apr 15, 2015 5:30 am
Forum: Relationships
Topic: 1 Negative comment really knocked me down
Replies: 13
Views: 2742

Re: 1 Negative comment really knocked me down

Hope it works well for you! It's made a big difference to me and stopped my frustration a lot so hope you find it good.

Nicky
by nickye
Wed Apr 08, 2015 7:27 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello all
Replies: 5
Views: 1634

Re: Hello all

Hi Firemonkey Welcome to our online community and hope you are finding it as helpful as I do. It is a life saver in my opinion! The more I see of life the more I think that a lot of people with mental health problems (I've had depression and anxiety myself) actually have an underlying learning diffi...
by nickye
Fri Apr 03, 2015 2:15 pm
Forum: Relationships
Topic: 1 Negative comment really knocked me down
Replies: 13
Views: 2742

Re: 1 Negative comment really knocked me down

It is the Culinaire MagiCan tin opener, just googled it and it's available from Tesco, Robert Dyas, sainsburys etc. it's not too expensive about £4 or up to £10 in some shops but well worth it as it's saved me hours of frustration!!
by nickye
Fri Apr 03, 2015 2:08 pm
Forum: Relationships
Topic: 1 Negative comment really knocked me down
Replies: 13
Views: 2742

Re: 1 Negative comment really knocked me down

Ah yes - tin openers! These used to be a problem until I found Magi-can tin opener which is easy for me to use. Can't remember where I bought it but think only somewhere local like Tesco. I used to really stress about things like that, still do sometimes! It's hard to be patient with yourself, if on...
by nickye
Thu Apr 02, 2015 5:20 pm
Forum: Relationships
Topic: 1 Negative comment really knocked me down
Replies: 13
Views: 2742

Re: 1 Negative comment really knocked me down

Hi Vimes I can certainly relate to how you felt about the DIY incident, and like Tom said well done to you for not lashing out an losing your temper! I think I may have had a bit of a shout at that point! In fact I'm fairly sure I would have lost my temper! It is frustrating isn't it when things tak...
by nickye
Sun Feb 22, 2015 9:09 am
Forum: Transport
Topic: Driving and Dyspraxia
Replies: 8
Views: 4624

Re: Driving and Dyspraxia

That's a real positive that you have good hand to eye co-ordination - it will really help you. That's the bit I would struggle with most, and I was bad at judging distances. But now I often park in between two cars and I think - "yes!". One of the positives about dyspraxia is that I can ge...
by nickye
Sat Feb 21, 2015 8:23 am
Forum: Transport
Topic: Driving and Dyspraxia
Replies: 8
Views: 4624

Re: Driving and Dyspraxia

I've just found a link from dyspraxia foundation to www.mobility-centres.org.uk for advice on learning to drive with various issues including dyspraxia. I don't know what area you are in but I have seen some driving schools on the web who specialise on helping people with dyspraxia, autism, etc. Dys...
by nickye
Fri Feb 20, 2015 8:27 am
Forum: Transport
Topic: Driving and Dyspraxia
Replies: 8
Views: 4624

Re: Driving and Dyspraxia

Hi there I think it's definitely worth giving it a go. You could try googling driving schools and dyspraxia, as I've seen some information about driving schools who specialise in teaching people with dyspraxia. I think if I've had this when I learned it would have been a lot better. Don't let this o...
by nickye
Sat Jan 24, 2015 11:52 am
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: writing about living with dyspraxia for general audience
Replies: 11
Views: 2459

Re: writing about living with dyspraxia for general audience

That sounds interesting - a Masters on dyspraxia! Where are you studying for this, and is it to do with education? Just wondered as it sounds interesting.

Yes it's hard to find time for writing sometimes isn't it? Hope the course is going well.

Nicky
by nickye
Thu Jan 22, 2015 8:03 am
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: writing about living with dyspraxia for general audience
Replies: 11
Views: 2459

Re: writing about living with dyspraxia for general audience

Hi screengreen

Just wondered if you are still writing novel about dyspraxia? I know there were some discussions about it last year. It sounds a great idea and did you need anyone to help with it?

Nicky
by nickye
Thu Jan 22, 2015 7:46 am
Forum: Work
Topic: Worried About My Future
Replies: 6
Views: 2354

Re: Worried About My Future

Hi Philip I'm really sorry to hear people accuse you of being lazy. If us housewives/house husbands were paid the going rate for housekeeping, cleaning, childcare etc I'm sure we'd earn quite a bit if money! Although I don't see why people should be measured in terms of what money they earn and supp...
by nickye
Sun Jan 04, 2015 7:34 pm
Forum: Getting help & assessment
Topic: 18 years old, should I go for a diagnosis?
Replies: 6
Views: 3332

Re: 18 years old, should I go for a diagnosis?

Sorry I hope that didn't sound discouraging, that it took me three years to learn to drive! This was without any specific help for dyspraxia as I didn't know I had it or even what it was then. I think I learn things easier now I'm older because I have more idea how to approach things. About eighteen...