Would you 'cure' your dyspraxia?

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would u cure your dysprxia if you could?

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No
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Postby Andy » Fri Mar 03, 2006 9:18 am

I think I would like a cure or something I dont really know cos Ive never known anything else and as someone else said even if I didnt have Dyspraxia I might still get bullied and spoken down to and who knows I probably still be rubbish at these particular sports that cause me problems now. I am good at what I am good at and I enjoy what I do I probably would never have tried water sports if it was not that I was Dyspraxic.
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Postby Goldenhamster » Fri Mar 03, 2006 6:14 pm

Dyspraxia got me bullied.

Dyspraxia made sure I had no friends.

Dyspraxia prevented me from doing most of the things I wanted to.

Dyspraxia gave me a load of stereotypes ranging from ignorant to offensive.

Dyspraxia crushed me with embarrassment and worthlessness every day of my life.

But...

Dyspraxia made me gifted.

Dyspraxia got me respect.

Dyspraxia meant I met all of you.

Dyspraxia opened a whole window of insight to me, about what it is to really be valued.

Dyspraxia made me able to help others.


So, would I cure it if I could? I don't know...
You don't have to be dyspraxic to be exeptional

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Postby Andy » Fri Mar 03, 2006 6:50 pm

I agree if it wasnt for Dyspraxia I would have never have found this Forum and felt that I had some friends on line :D :D :D
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Postby Bladen » Thu Mar 09, 2006 7:46 pm

If I did then my life would be totally boring, being discoordinated can be fun sometimes and sometimes you can seem drunk or stoned. Short attention spans can be good when someone wont shut up, I would do it if I could but then again, I'm just even more near to normal.
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Postby parnassus » Thu Mar 09, 2006 8:47 pm

sometimes you can seem drunk or stoned.


Hmm. I'm not sure I see that as a positive. I was once ejected from a bar because I seemed drunk, when in reality I hadn't touched a drop. (I'm teetotal.)

Short attention spans can be good when someone wont shut up


That's hilarious. :lol: I will treasure that one.
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Postby Taradino_Cassat » Sat Mar 11, 2006 5:28 am

hmmm, It would be nice to stop walking into walls or pillars accidentally :? but still It seems I can say all my problems are somehow related to dyspraxia either directly or indirectly so yeah, I'd definetly cure it.
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Postby Fortnox » Mon Mar 13, 2006 9:29 pm

I don't want to sound vain, but I put yes. Its kinda hard to imagen what I'd do if I suddenly wasn't dyspractic, but I would certainly;

Ride a bike
Learn to draw anime
Make Flash animaitons
Concentrate more in class
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Postby monkey » Mon Mar 13, 2006 10:06 pm

i woundnt now beucase i cant imagin living with out it, it would be frightning to not be dyspraxic. but if i could go back and change thigns from the start, then i would. it would make everything not so confusing, im sure that i would be able to make alot more secne of teh world.
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Postby Taradino_Cassat » Tue Mar 14, 2006 7:29 am

Fortnox wrote:Learn to draw anime


Me too, I have storylines and everything planned and then all I can actually draw is the outlines of the frames... :cry:
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Postby parnassus » Tue Mar 14, 2006 10:55 am

it would make everything not so confusing, im sure that i would be able to make alot more secne of teh world.


But would you be the writer you are if you didn't have dyspraxia, Candy? You have some of the most severe problems that I have ever known anyone to have - dyslexia, dyspraxia, auditory processing disorder, and strong traits of autism - yet you are fabulously gifted author. Yes, so I have to untangle your spelling for you (reading your work can be like solving anagrams at times!) but the story that emerges came out of your own head, and it's extremely good. So what if the spelling is jumbled? Moreover, you are very brave and have a heart of gold - do you realise how few people would be able to cope with what you have had to cope with? Without your learning differences, that courage and compassion might not be there. You are able to care for and encourage others because you understand how it feels to be on the outside looking in.

Taradino_Cassat and Fortnox, I don't know you as well as I know Candace (monkey) but I'm sure that you also have talents that wouldn't be there if you weren't dyspraxic. It's worth thinking about the 'plus side' as well as all the things you find difficult. If you start to concentrate on your strengths, they will grow even more.
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Postby monkey » Tue Mar 14, 2006 8:05 pm

Thank you. i was in a low mood whne i worote that. i cryed a bit when i read what you wrote. but it was not becuase i was sad. i am very glad taht you like my writing, it is a big complement. it meant alot to read what you said. i will be thinking alot about it today. i am still unsure wether i would change things if i could or not. but you have given me alot to think about.

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Postby Fortnox » Wed Mar 15, 2006 6:47 pm

An anogram? I think its a word that can subtly be turned into something else, like enasin is a anogram of insane (Its insane backwards) but I think it can be other things, more scrambled things, like miles being a anogram of smiles.
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Postby chocolatefudgecake » Thu Apr 13, 2006 7:58 pm

to those who would get thier dyspraxia cured:

If there was a cure, and You got cured, what if you didn't like not being dyspraxic, There would be no going back and you could end up regretting it. You might not regret it, but it would proberly change you lots, and not just stop you spilling things.


Fortnox wrote:like miles being a anogram of smiles.


You mean smile - miles has only one 's'.
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Postby Hermionefan5 » Thu Apr 13, 2006 9:23 pm

I'll post it again:

Mrs. Gump: Remember what I told you, Forrest. You're no different than anybody else is. Did you hear what I said, Forrest? You're the same as everybody else. You are no different.
Principal Hancock: Your boy's... different, Miz Gump. His IQ's 75.
Mrs. Gump: Well, we're all different, Mr. Hancock.

Someone else tells Mrs. Gump that her son Forrest isn't "normal" and she says: What's normal anyways?

-From Forrest Gump

The point is, if I were cured, I would probably have something else that would make me "different" from others anyway. Normal is like beauty. It's relative. Someone could see a deaf person and be like, "he's normal" and then see a person who has seemingly no disabilities at all and be like "he's not normal." Any other person could argue the opposite way. I will never be "normal" to everyone. Forrest was only "normal" to his mother and his 4 friends. He was considered "different" to the rest of the world. Everyone has quirks that make them "different": some people have diabetes, some have asthma, some have depression, some are maybe exteremely gifted, some have extreme ability to care for others, some, like Forrest, are maybe not "book smart", but sure know how to love others unconditionally. I know people who have great abilities in sports or are talented in acting, but feel awkward when the do other things like singing and stuff. Everyone has their differences. Personally, I think that everyone is considered abnormal some of the time. It just depends who you talk to. For me, I would rather have dyspraxia or NLD than be blind or deaf or have depression or diabetes. It would be harder to have those kinds of differences I think. But I am glad that everyone is created differently. I think it is beautiful how there are so many different types of people in the world. 8)
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Postby confused_teen » Fri Apr 14, 2006 6:11 pm

would i change it, wel i said yes, although that was an impulsive response, something in relation to how its affected me and the resentment i feel, i do feel admittedly a strong sense of bitterness about it and sometimes feel that it is a barrier, this is mainly because of the mood swings i have, when im on a "high" im able to achieve so much, i feel so happy and accomplished, yet when im on a "low" i feel intensely depressed, my friends cant really understand and i do feel like im in a prison cell in that i cant think what i want to do, i cant socialise and my mind hits a blank. my moods have been so inconsistent although happily ive had more highs recently than i used to. i resent the problems with social barriers and depression and the repetitive nature i come to feel about life often, as well as my short attention span and inability to follow things (ie forums, i often stop cheking them for months). although after thinking about it ive got positives from dyspraxia, such as my compassionate nature, i try to listen to others and i believe dyspraxia had made me a caring and sensitive person, it has also made me very determined and open minded, and as im discovering i think i might be a creative person, partly due to my alternative viewpoint to many issues in life to the "normal" people. you may wonder why it has taken me so long to come to discover this about myself (im 18) and i dont know really, but i guess university has changed me. ultimately would i change it, well i dont think id want to change it from birth, but if i could choose now to get a relief, maybe, although i still dont fully understnad myself. rob
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