Stop embarrassing me!

By Anonymous - 19/05/2023 15:00

Today, I discovered I don’t even have the dexterity to screw the cap back onto a bottle of soda without dropping it. Not only that, but mother saw the need to point it out and laugh at me, so people around us in the store stared. FML
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ODBeefalo 10

go see a doctor. if you are dropping things randomly there are a ton of possible reasons and you will want to know which one it is.

OP, it depends on if you were having a clumsy moment at the time (it happens to all of us occasionally) or if you have persistent issues with coordination or some other reason for awkward movements… For example I went through chemotherapy and now have neuropathy in my hands and feet. I am in remission from the cancer but the neuropathy isn’t going away. This causes my movements and balance to be affected by the reduction in feedback from my hands and feet - I have to be sure I am looking at what I am doing and use a cane to help with my balance. I have improved somewhat as I learned accommodations for my condition… OP, there are several medical possibilities that could explain the coordination issue as well as simple issues like not paying attention to what you are doing. It was unnecessarily cruel for Mom to mock you in public for this, but not all parents are perfect. If this is a persistent issue you cannot help and not an occasional thing that passes, you really should be seen by a doctor to at least figure out if it’s an issue that needs to be checked out… I will also note that as they grow it’s not uncommon for children to go through a “clumsy phase” and that is not a long term issue. But if this is making you uncomfortable or embarrassed fairly frequently it should be evaluated by a doctor.

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ODBeefalo 10

go see a doctor. if you are dropping things randomly there are a ton of possible reasons and you will want to know which one it is.

OP, it depends on if you were having a clumsy moment at the time (it happens to all of us occasionally) or if you have persistent issues with coordination or some other reason for awkward movements… For example I went through chemotherapy and now have neuropathy in my hands and feet. I am in remission from the cancer but the neuropathy isn’t going away. This causes my movements and balance to be affected by the reduction in feedback from my hands and feet - I have to be sure I am looking at what I am doing and use a cane to help with my balance. I have improved somewhat as I learned accommodations for my condition… OP, there are several medical possibilities that could explain the coordination issue as well as simple issues like not paying attention to what you are doing. It was unnecessarily cruel for Mom to mock you in public for this, but not all parents are perfect. If this is a persistent issue you cannot help and not an occasional thing that passes, you really should be seen by a doctor to at least figure out if it’s an issue that needs to be checked out… I will also note that as they grow it’s not uncommon for children to go through a “clumsy phase” and that is not a long term issue. But if this is making you uncomfortable or embarrassed fairly frequently it should be evaluated by a doctor.