Saturday, November 5, 2011

I Am Normal---NOT

Well, over the past few days I have had some discoveries and some more information added to my brain. I relearned that I have 220 repeats in my DNA for Fragile X Syndrome. (that's a lot)Someone told me that I didn't have it because my intellect is okay but then someone who knows a lot about Fragile X said I do have it. Wow! That is a lot to absorb in one day. But it is also somewhat comforting because as they say,"It explains a lot." Things are starting to make sense.

While talking to a friend today, she helped me put some explanation to my feelings. They are very inconsistent. I never know how I am going to feel from one day to the next. That is why I hate this so much. It is hard not knowing and also not wanting to appear the flake.

I also made an analogy as to why I don't like roller coasters. I don't like the coming down from the top part. Could that correlate with the Fragile X? Just a thought.

So, I am not normal. But who is to say what that is anyway? I have always felt different from others, now I know why. But it gives me great comfort to know that you aren't normal either! LOL


Grandma Honey said...

You're right...I'm not normal either. No one is. I have never met one normal person. We are all our unique selves. And I love it that way.

The Bipolar Diva said...

I don't like coming down from the top of roller coasters either. too many in my life it seems.
And you ARE normal. You're normal for you just like I'm normal for me. Everyone has something to deal with and you deal well. you are awesome and I love you!

Kim@stuffcould.... said...

I guess we are all unique in our individual ways...that keeps of from being bored:) I do not like roller coasters at all.

Lucy said...

I would love someone to try to define normal, yeah, it is not an easy thing to define.

I have to admit that I do like roller coasters but only the rides not real life roller coasters, now those are no fun at all.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I just googled it to read up on it.
What can you do for it and how does it affect your life. Obviously you have been functioning in normal, whatever that is. Keeping you in my prayers.

cherie said...

Well I am just another person not liking roller coasters at all, whether at a fair or in life. I agree with Grandma Honey. There is no normal, we are all special in our own way.

Susan Anderson said...

I'm not entirely normal myself, and neither is anyone else as far as I can see.

It must be an odd feeling to be up in the air about all of this. I hope you get more definite answers soon.

In the meantime, remember that you are a great person and friend, regardless. It's hard for me to imagine that you have it, to be honest. But I guess there are all levels, just like with the autism spectrum.



Rachael said...

Well, if it makes you feel any better, seeing all you are doing and have done really gets me excited for my two daughter's futures and that they could have in store for them, so thanks for being an inspiration! :)

Yenta Mary said...

You're wonderfully unique!

Yenta Mary said...

You're wonderfully unique!