This one is nearly identical to my “book explanation” where I tell people who want to know how autism feels like, “It’s like everyone got the same book to read at birth about how to be… everyone except me. So I’m living in a world where I don’t know what the rules are but everyone…… Continue reading Quotes from users of Reddit explaining how it feels to have autism
It’s been a busy, busy last two months. I feel guilty that I haven’t written anything, and even now I feel like I’m stealing time to sit down and write. That diagnosis of Asperger’s is provisional, and I did meet with the psychologist I was referred to from the neuropsychologist. The new guy is young,…… Continue reading December 8, 2016: New year, new opportunity?
Yesterday, I returned a call I missed from Dr. Neuropsychologist. While I was driving to work, he diagnosed me with Asperger’s. So there it is. Asperger’s. A non-surprise, but a shock all the time. I have Asperger’s. I started to cry and shake and had to park at a gas station for awhile to collect…… Continue reading The Verdict
Today was supposed to be a good day. Today I met with the neuropsychologist for the 2nd time and I answered 338 plus three packets of other questions. He asked me questions, I answered as best as I could, with the horrible memory I have. I didn’t take my Adderall because I thought I would…… Continue reading I Shouldn’t Have Asked
I just navigated to this article by Scientific American. Even though I am not diagnosed as autistic, it still strikes a chord with me, especially these paragraphs: But inside, it was very different. Social life did not come at all naturally to her. She used her formidable intelligence to become an excellent mimic and actress,…… Continue reading It’s Different in Girls
My partner went out of town this morning. I am by myself at home for the next three nights. On one hand, I miss the noise and the ruckus that another person brings. We would probably spend all day outside today because my partner loves to go outside all day long (unless it’s too cold),…… Continue reading Different, Not Less