I Wish I Had KnownIm just 18 a month ago and i just realized that im dyslexic. i never knew!! i wish someone had told me, its sad actually i'v went my whole life thinking i was stupid.
id mix up obvious things, i still have trouble with left and right, i cant spell and when i misspelled things it would be because id put in random letters from the next word i was gonna write and i sucked at multiple choice tests, like if the answer was B)3 i put down C on the bubble sheet. math was a whole other story.
all through middle school i failed math cuz of dyslexia. in high school i learned around it. i took the longest time taking tests since i missed or confused obvious things i had to go back and double and triple check every thing even on multiple choice. i was the last kid in my school to finish almost all of the regents es iv taken. but since i realized i needed to do this, well i had a 100 average in algebra 2/trig last quarter and a 99 the 1st quarter. i did not know i was good at math.
i went my whole entire childhood thinking i was retarded when i was dyslexic. i figured it out a couple weeks ago and now it all makes sense why i had to work so hard and carefully to get good grades others got without trying and why i cant read out loud without skipping words then putting them somewhere else. people say dyslexics LALK TIKE this like its a joke but iv actually done that a lot especially when talking fast and its embarrassing.
knowing helps but the damage is done and its not going away so i have to spend extra time on everything but im glad i found out and am not alone. idk having a real legit reason for doing it not just being stupid makes me feel a little bit better.
SessyKinz 18-21, F 6 Responses 1 Apr 18, 2012