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Brief reflection about limitations and some of their key factors from my personal...

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Posted March 24, 2010 at 1:56 PM via web

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Brief reflection about limitations and some of their key factors from my personal experience

My childhood was in the 70’s, sorrounded by doctors, lots of medical tests (some of them really painful), medical treatments and plenty of visits to hospitals; it was hard, especially for my parents, who suffered every wrong diagnosis. As a matter of fact, the final diagnosis came very recently after almost a quarter of a century (hardly a year ago I finally knew my dystonia was based on a gene called dyt1 and, consequently, it was hereditary).  That ‘brain deficiency’ (as a neurologist named it), which was degenerating into a progressive lack of ability, was just caused by some chemical disfunctions, and didn’t affect to my intellectual capacity, even much higher than the average according to some psychological studies. Nevertheless, nothing to take into account: I only look up to generosity as a universal value to consider. I learned this from my grandmother, completely illiterate but the most irreproachable person I ever met. From then on, my life was synonymous with renunciation to plenty of things. I especially remember how painful having to stop guitar lessons when I was twelve.  I suppose I renounced to my first love as well...To sum up, I think I would like to transmit this message from the bottom of my heart: I feel that limitations are not that strong if you definitely desire to build. Fernando. (In http://www.distoweb.com you can visit a web place where the author deals with dystonia and other movement disorders from a positive approach)

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litteacher8 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted February 15, 2012 at 10:51 AM (Answer #2)

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Thank you for sharing your experiences! I can only imagine what you have been through. As a person who has suffered various mystery ailments most of my life, I know hoe frustrating it can be to not know what's wrong. I am glad you finally got your diagnosis!

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