Among the many health problems that can come with Turner Syndrome is hearing loss, for which there are many reasons. Girls with TS, myself included, tend to have lower-set ears and a wider, shorter ear canal. This leads to frequent ear infections during childhood and into adolescence as well as fluid build up in the … Continue reading Turner Syndrome Awareness Month: TS and Hearing Loss
I'm sure that all of you have heard of learning disabilities such as dyslexia, ADD, and ADHD but one that you may not be so familiar with is Non-Verbal Learning Disorder or NVLD. This is the learning disability most common in girls with Turner Syndrome. Unlike other learning disabilities, those of us with NVLD tend … Continue reading Turner Syndrome Awareness Month: My Experience with Non-Verbal Learning Disorder
Today I'll be talking about the part of Turner Syndrome that has probably affected me, at least emotionally, the most: Premature Ovarian Failure, subsequent HRT (Hormone Replacement Therapy), and its impact on Psychosocial Development in girls with Turner Syndrome. As I said in my last post, Turner Syndrome results in either the complete or partial … Continue reading Turner Syndrome Awareness Month: Premature Ovarian Failure, HRT and Psychosocial Development
"For you created my inmost being;you knit me together in my mother’s womb.I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;your works are wonderful, I know that full well.My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place,when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.Your eyes … Continue reading Turner Syndrome Awareness Month: My Story
Today Bell hosts their annual "Bell Let's Talk" day to raise awareness for mental health so I thought I would take the opportunity to share my own experience with anxiety/depression and hopefully help others know that they are not alone. I suppose my journey with anxiety began in elementary school. Having Turner's Syndrome meant I … Continue reading Mental Health & The Gut Connection
Although I spend a lot of time on this blog talking about my life with Crohn's, I also have been living with another genetic condition called Turner Syndrome for a much longer period of time. February just so happens to be Turner Syndrome awareness month so I thought I would take some time to share … Continue reading Good Things Come In Small Packages
Here is an essay I wrote back in Grade 12 on living with one of my many conditions, Turner's Syndrome. God has since given me the opportunity to have it published in the book Standing Tall With Turner's Syndrome. I came into the world on August 24th, 1992, at quarter after eight in the morning. … Continue reading Damaged Goods or Specialty Item?
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