More about Dyspraxia

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.


17 Jan, 2012

4 thoughts on “More about Dyspraxia

  1. I’m very glad to hear that you’re learning more about your condition and it sounds like it has been helping you.

    I know that it can be very difficult when you don’t really understand what the problem is, especially when you grow up in a world where people don’t want to talk about it.

    Just keep up the good work!

  2. I think most people have different reactions with different things.

    Like with diabetes, some people with type 1 have all kinds of problems and others have no effects from it except the usual blood sugar problems.

    I’ve had it 40 years and the only problem I’ve had so far has been with my eyes which was precipitated by the pregnancy pressure. My physician has several patients like me and then he has patients that have all kinds of problems due to diabetes.

    As parents we can deal with us having a problem but when it comes to children it’s heart breaking to see them with the same problem. I guess we know what they are going through if we have the same problem and can relate to them more.

    I also think the more we research and understand, the more ammunition we’ll have to help ourselves.

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