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When I was 7 I was diagnosed with Severe Social Anxiety, and Chronic Depression (or Dysthymia).
I was abused as an adolescent.
When I was 15 I was diagnosed with Personal Identity Disorder, and PTSD.
When I was 20, I was involved in an accident that gave me a concussion, partially collapsed lung, and fractured pelvis. As a result I know have Short Term Memory Amnesia and pelvis is permanently off by 1". I was also re-diagnosed with PTSD, this time due to the accident.
When I was 22 was pregnant, and during the course of the pregnancy felt like I was losing my mind. By the time I gave birth, I had a total melt-down and gave her up for adoption to some friends. (I am very blessed to have them ALL in my life still.)
When I was 24 I was pregnant with my son. At the time, my husband was very supportive. I went to doctors, to find out why I was once again feeling like I was losing my mind.
I was then diagnosed with Epilepsy. I have since experienced Tonic, Atonic, Clonic, Atypical Absence, and Partial seizures.
To recap, here are my diagnoses:
Severe Social Anxiety
Chronic Depression (or Dysthymia)
Personal Identity Disorder
Short Term Memory Amnesia
Doesn't seem so bad when you put it in a list like that.
So here is the issue I'm faced with today.
My son has been diagnosed with a learning disability. If he is not caught up in 3 years, this will most likely be a permanent diagnosis.
He has issues with cognitive, speech, social, and an IQ of 55, which I'm told can improve, but usually settles by age 8 or 9.
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