Thread subject: The Dyscalculia Forum :: humiliation, and crying in math class
Posted by Mohinga on February 15 2010 08:45 PM
Hello from Denmark!
If you want to get a test by all means do it - I agree with Rottie, you're not too old..
I'm in my forties and got my test about 2½ months ago and it's probably the best thing I ever did for myself.
Not only did the test prove to me that I am an intelligent woman (which I've doubted so many times in my life), it also comfirmed that I do in fact have an LD and can't help doing all those weird and sometimes very embarrassing things that are apparently part of being me.
Now the real battle begins - getting people to understand that not being able to do maths is only a fraction of what makes my life difficult, but I have decided to keep fighting.
For some strange reason, my math teacher for four years must have understood something was wrong and somehow "protected" me.
When he left the school, we had a new teacher and that's when things started to go horribly wrong and I was put in the "stupid" class with children that I had nothing in common with.
I haven't seen my classmates for nearly 30 years and I have no intention of ever meeting them again. They made my life miserable and "helped" me get rid of any self confidence I may have had when I started school so I understand your feelings toward school..
This is indeed a wonderful site - it's like finding long lost family and I love it here.
I hope my slightly confusing post has been just a bit helpful to you.