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April 28th, 2014

Happy Birthday LJFriends lit_handyman and shinga!


I use the LJ notification emails to remind me to make these posts and so I apologise if I miss anyone's birthday - I likely did not get that email for whatever LJReason or you may not have your birthday on your LJ userinfo page. Also, if there are multiple LJ names on this post, two or more of them might belong to the same RL person.

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Day 62: Females with Asperger’s Syndrome (Non-Official) Checklist | Everyday Asperger's

The more I read, the more I suspect that Asperger's / ASD is a part of me. I do not check ALL of the boxes (not that there are boxed, but you know what I mean) but easily 75% - 80%.I will try to print this and actually tick the bullet points to get a number at some point. There is also a YouTube video of this checklist:

Adult female Asperger's syndrome traits - Slower and sensory friendly version

One or two of these rang VERY loud bells for me as well because I woke up at 13:35 in a panic because I thought that tomorrow was Granny's funeral and was panicking because the outfit I want to wear will not be washed and dried in time (our washer/dryer can no longer tumble dry and this item should not be tumbled anyway) but tomorrow is my Opthalmology consultant hospital appointment and the funeral is on the 6th.

Looking back in my childhood and at university especially, as well as how I am happiest housebound and at my desk, this explains so much about me. I wonder if I should even talk to a doctor about this or just assume a self-diagnosis. Let's face it, I knew I had MS for years before I was able to get a diagnosis and I doubt that an ASD diagnosis at this stage (at my age and in the UK) would achieve anything for me other than validation…

Copy/paste of the checklist for posterity and my own future reference…Collapse )

ETA: Once printed, ticked and calculated I got 90.66%.

Okay. Wow. My breakdown by section:
A: 9/10
B: 8/10
C: 15.5/20 (The half is for a couple of "kinda maybe" answers.)
D: 15/16
E: 23/25
F: 14/14
G: 20/20
H: 14/14
I: 15/15
J: 9/10
K, the optional last section: 8/12
Total: 150.5/166 = 0.9066265060241 (or 90.66%).

If I leave out the half point for the "kinda" answers it is still 0.90361445783133 and so still more than 90%. Huh. Also note the four sections that I get a "perfect" score (F, G, H and I).

I answered many questions as if for my childhood and young adulthood. Before the MonSter (M.S. / multiple sclerosis) made some things better and a load of other things even worse.

I wish I was seeing a counsellor still so that we could talk about this.



Unshelved by Gene Ambaum and Bill Barnes

This comic might be considered ablist (TRIGGER WARNING?) but it made me giggle!

Unshelved by Gene Ambaum and Bill Barnes

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