I believe having brain damage together with a family history has contributed to my problems with Dyspraxia and up until recently have only found out that certain members of my extended family have difficulties between left and right and other issues.
I explained briefly in my last blog ‘CP and Dyspraxia,’ which is what I believe I have; but certain elements of what I struggle with someone else may not. For example I may struggle with tying shoe laces, whilst someone else with Dyspraxia may not. Not knowing about the condition until fairly recently helps.
It also gives me an understanding that I didn’t and couldn’t have known so I’m okay with that, but I see how living with the condition changes the way we perceive and look at the world and that makes me frustrated, because I know there’s nothing I can do to change it. I am beginning to understand more now why things have been a struggle for me.
Dyspraxia isn’t curable; scientists don’t really know why some people have it, but they do know of our struggles and that helps. I have never walked away when things get tough. I tend to want to go back in to find solutions and only usually stop when there isn’t a solution to be found; then I try and work through things the best I can.
After a difficult weekend, I’m looking forward to a better week. I’ll still be working on things. That part never changes.