To See Me at Three…

So I recently had a midterm assignment for one of my classes. We had to write a letter to our 11 year old selves about puberty and cognitive development; what were some things we wish we’d known or thought about?image

It got me thinking. If I could go back and talk to my 3 year old self about her diagnosis of Turner syndrome, what would I tell her, knowing what I know now? I thought I’d do this for those moms of baby girls newly diagnosed as well, so hopefully this helps.

I guess I would start by telling her that she’s in for a pretty wild ride, but she would be just fine. The GH injections might hurt like heck at times, but they’re only gonna help in the long run! Ear infections can be a pain too, but she’s tough enough to handle them. Surgery every once in a while, to get ear tubes, would help keep them in check (haven’t had to do this for a very long time 😮).

School would be difficult, especially math (ugh – I still hate it 😝), but teachers would always be willing to work with her. There’s nothing wrong with getting a little bit of extra help!

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I’m sure she’d have something to say about wanting kids of her own. This is where I’d tell her that although she may not be able to have children on her own someday, she’d still make a fabulous mother. She has so many options, including adopting and foster care. Any child would be lucky to call her mom.

I would tell her to keep fighting and
keep working hard as she grew up, no matter what. Nothing and nobody is going to stop her.
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“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” ❤ ~ Maya Angelou

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One thought on “To See Me at Three…

  1. This made me cry Colleen ! You are an inspiration to me and many others and you carry smiles wherever you go !

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