All right, first time really blogging, here’s hoping it will all go well!
So I am Mushmallow, I knit and write fan fics that are based from the anime’s that I watch.
I also have dyspraxia, which essentially means that I am clumsy, my balance is a bit off, my writing is awful, I don’t always understand what someone is trying to tell me, or I can’t read the whole… Emotion that is coming off from it.
Just to get this whole dyspraxia out of the way, I was diagnosed with it when I was a young pup. This was due to my ears having a problem cleaning themselves out on there own, this I was to into hospital for an operation to clean them out and to get something planted in each ear to help the cleaning process. Before this (and at the time I was about, 2 or 3 years old) I was not talking – aside from the general overall gibberish that young kids do, however a lot of times they do come out with something close to a word, also the fact that my parent’s worried that I was deaf due to my being unresponsive when they called my name or something loud happened also the fact that I never really attempted to walk.
So I had the operation and the doctors checked up on me, I could hear people talking, loud noises and everything, however my speech was still bad and once more I wasn’t attempting to walk. It could easily be dismissed as just taking time over what I had been before, but over time it became apparent that I did indeed have a bigger problem than just having my ears cleaned out. Thus my mum was told of my having dyspraxia; I went to a speech therapist who helped me as much as she could, an OT also helped me to walk and what have you, but these were physical problems that came with dyspraxia, which was all well and good, since I did need help with that, but because of it being the 80’s there wasn’t a lot of info, aside from being a clumsy child.
It would have been nice to have the information that we have now, although to a lot of people who have children with dyspraxia might find it lacking, however their is always the internet – this magical device that allows people to talk to others in large groups and get advice, to know that not only are you not alone, but there are people who are a lot older than your own children who can give advice on many things, not just the physical but also the emotional as well. It needs to be reminded though that everyone with dyspraxia is different, just like every ‘normal’ person is different.
I am a lot older now and have joined a place on Facebook for dyspraxia folk and it just feels so nice to have a community there to talk to people who have gone through similar things and feel like you aren’t truly alone.