With two diagnoses under my belt, a ton of research plus medical input, all the mysteries of my life have been solved. Yes! Solved! For years I was visiting the doctors, presenting with several issues over and over, asking them repeatedly for what I sensed had a definitive answer. Not one of those highly paid … More All the Answers
Just sharing an experience I found slightly amusing and a tad annoying. Enjoy. I met a lady I knew vaguely via a writing class I used to attend. She asked why I’d stopped going to the class. I felt I could trust her because she’s disabled, so shared my recent diagnosis. This is a rough … More Everyone’s An Expert!
For the past few months I’ve been coming to terms with my new diagnosis of Asperger’s, travelling a winding path of who I am and who ‘they’ are. One small thing that feels uncomfortable is wearing the term ‘Aspie’, my new label. Am I Asperger’s? ASD? Autistic? On the Spectrum? All, I guess, but I … More Small Things
The verdict is in and after seven hours of assessments, I am officially an Aspie. A High Functioning Asperger on the Autistic spectrum. All these years living as a neurotypical (NT) person, suddenly I’m from another world. Or am I? At the beginning of this blogging process I’d only just begun the diagnostic journey and … More The Colour of Diagnosis
Siberian isolation is such an apt description I heard mother of actor, Jules Robertson, describe of her son’s autistic life before his role in Holby City. In my last blog I asked why people with Autism suffer from isolation and loneliness? To even begin with this requires more thought on my own understanding of Autism. … More Cold Isolation
It is truly terrifying to have lived a life without understanding why it is a spectacular failure. Waking to a realisation that my world is not what I thought it was and can never be what I wanted it to be, is, by far, one of my most devastating moments. Before and after, a distinct … More Truth of Me