May. 19th, 2009 08:17 pm
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I'm Bethany and I'm 22, almost 23, and in October, I will have had fibromyalgia for ten years. Fibro is a "common and complex chronic pain disorder that affects people physically, mentally and socially. Fibromyalgia is a syndrome rather than a disease. Unlike a disease, which is a medical condition with a specific cause or causes and recognizable signs and symptoms, a syndrome is a collection of signs, symptoms, and medical problems that tend to occur together but are not related to a specific, identifiable cause." Taken from this site - NFA

I just had my sixteenth anniversary of being diagnosed with severe allergies. I am allergic to most of plant life. The bushes, the flowers, the shrubs, the trees, the pollens, and ragweed and molds. Even grass.
I've also got Sensory Integration Disorder. Sensory integration disorders are central nervous system disorders characterized by imbalance among the primary sensations of sight, hearing, touch, taste, or smell. these sort of dysfunctions can affect attention & arousal (hyperactivity or hypoactivity), movement, speech, balance, and auditory and visual perception. Basically what it means, is that I don't process sensory input the way that other people do. Because of that some stuff is harder for me to grasp than other stuff. For example, I have very little spacial concepts knowledge/reasoning. I don't always know where my body is in space, which is why I trip all the time or bang into things for no apparent reason. Also why learning how to ride a bike was so hard and why learning to drive took so long.

So hi ya'll. Nice to meet ya!
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