May 04, 2009
I posted this in the Neurology Forum where they get many hits and few answers. Thanks, lLADVOCATE, for answering me there. I just wanted a copy for my records.
All my life I have been struggling with odd problems that have practically ruined my life; can't type, can't use any but the most basic cash registers, a ridiculous problem parallel parking, I learned to read before kindergarten but I am a very slow reader as the letters are hard to focus on - I put my finger on the page to keep the sentence together at times. I can not figure out optical illusion puzzles no matter how long I study them. The main problem is this - I lose my bearings. On the road, in a building, if I leave my room at the clinic I can never find my way back and it's so embarassing. I am terrified to give children rides home because I know I'll get confused though I've been to their house before. Spelling is difficult and math - I aced Algebra but to this day can not understand fractions or memorize times tables. The thing is I score very highly on intelligence tests overall and most people think I'm very smart until they see me doing one of my idiotic things. What the hell is wrong with me? Anyone have a clue?