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There are 18 comments on POV: My Life with Turner Syndrome

  1. I have a friend with Turners and like yourself, she too is very successful. In fact, she not only graduated from BU but today she is an practicing MD having also graduated from medical school.

    Best wishes in all your future endeavors!

  2. Thank you so much for writing this article. It is very well written. A great way to get across the message of the wide spectrum of Turner Syndrome. I speak to many women who have to make the decision to terminate or carry on their pregnancy. I feel they are making these life changing decisions with inaccurate information. The truth is no one knows how a baby with TS is going to be affected by TS until they start to develop. Like you said many can do a great deal more than expected. Congratulations on your degree, it just proves with hard work and determination you can succeed in life. All the very best for the future. Kind regards Arlene Smyth Executive officer of the Turner Syndrome Support Society [UK]

  3. Catlin You are amazing I think if there were more women like you people would need to give up negative attitudes really quick The article is well written amazing tells the story from the heart and the positive and hard times too Wish there were more people Like you I myself have TS and have achieved well above expectations so this article tells the story and also reminds me of other WONDERFUL WOMEN OUT THERE GOD BLESS YOU

  4. I’m a lady of 35 years who was born with TS but had no idea what it was until 2015 March when my doctor asks me if I was born this way.growing up was hard,I was mocked n called names,I was too slow n stupid at school but I managed to pass every class,even though mathematics was the huge problem.i grew up with a very low self esteem.Finding out my condition made me accept me n love myself.i have a 6 year old son n I’m aspiring business women.i have so much faith in me because of knowing my condition.its not my parents nor myself’s mistake.i live by the verse inthe bible that says ‘i can do all through Christ who strengthens me”.now as I write this I’m a confident woman with knowledge of who I am n who is proud to tell people my condition.

  5. I really enjoyed reading your story. I have an 8 year old daughter with mosaic turners & although she has been through the wars & had many operations she just soldiers on & doesn’t let anything stop her doing anything she wants . I was told when I was pregnant that she had TS but only looked to the future & I would not change her for the whole world xx

  6. Like the others before me, I found inspiration and delight reading your story. To say that you have a gift for writing is an understatement! Your story brought tears to my eyes. Ever thought of writing a book?

  7. I have a daughter with Down Syndrome. I am very moved with what a lady with TS have said about her. I would feel sad about her situation. And my daughter with Down Syndrome know what motehrs do when they knew their children have Down syndrome. She thinks abortions will be killing babies. She is not successful in the society, still she is happy in the society. She is teaching people that she is happy by living with many people, and making them happy.

  8. Fantastic blog. Ths is exactly what parents need to be told when a diagnosis is given – this is a child who deserves life. No doctor can predict the future for any child typical or disabled, parents need support and help not given the worse case scenario. (Mum to a 20 year old with Down’s who despite the warnings that she “will be a burden for life” is living independently with minimal support and “loving it!!”

  9. I had read about Turner’s syndrome while I was in school as a teenager. Caitlin Bawn has turned most of her impossibles to possible. A blog so well written and expressed. I am a dentist and at 44yrs of age , I can truly appreciate what Turner’s Syndrome is and how this blog has been an eye opener. Caitlin has been blessed with a beautiful family who have everything called ” self belief .”

  10. I just wanted to say thank you for your words. My partner and I are 18 weeks pregnant with a little girl diagnosed with TS. Doctors are asking us to “choose” if we “wish” to terminate the pregnancy. This is an impossible choice to make and I feel we have no authority to take such a decision.

  11. I have Ts. I have to say it has never really impacted me physically. Emotionally it can at times take its toll. Growing up taking hormones, infertility, and other small things thay come with it can make an impact over time. I struggle with social anxiety, but I think a lot of people do. The hardest part is letting potential partners know about your situation. Luckily, I found an amazing man who has been with me for over 9 years.

    1. I agree inspiring j was diagnosed with ts when I was 6 now Im 43 and although I went through so much in my life because of ts I have not given up life and I have 3 children and have been successful in my life doctors should always consider there patients and facts not just give there take on syndromes r illnesses because they told my mom and me that I would not develop are beable to have children but I did without medication because I got really sick from the medication

  12. Thank you Caitlin for this piece. Very inspiring! I stumbled upon your article , and as a 25 year old woman with Mosaic TS, your story is quite similar to mine, and has inspired me to one day share my own journey. I hope with time, we can raise more awareness of this health “challenge,” and hopefully encourage science to move along with us little by little

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