February 10th, 2010

socks and cat

When these months come around every year I always get confused

I just ran into this problem with a recent post. Part of my learning disability is being unable to tell certain words apart. I can't tell the difference between May and March and constantly interchange them. I also can't tell the difference between August and September. I realize these two words look completely different to everyone else, but they serve the same function: a month that is later in the year. So they are the same word to me. I once got made fun of and ridiculed on a goth message board because I couldn't tell the difference between my kidneys and my liver. But they serve the same function as far as I knew, which was to filter the blood. So words don't have to look similar for me to confuse them, they just have to name something that serves a similar function. Welcome to what it is like being disabled.

Anyway, my surgery is in fact March 1st and not May 1st. It's just that I can't tell the difference between these two months. And yes, I did check with the surgeon to make sure I got the date right when I booked it. I usually guess right (about the month) about 50% of the time.