Prepare to enter the wild and wooly world of an adult with Aspergers Syndrome, a form of autism characterized by intellignce, quirks, social difficulties and downright strange and oddish behaviours.

People with Aspergers generally are high functioning in everyday life but have great difficulty connecting with others due to the inability to read faces, body language and subtle verbal clues. They also tend to take words literally and have a hard time multi-tasking.

Oversensitivity to touch (clothing has to be soft and often the tags removed), light (do not leave home without the sunglasses), sound (loud noises and noisey places are avoided), taste (many Aspies have quite a limited diet and are frequently very picky eaters) and smells makes the everyday existence more of a challenge.

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To find out more about what Aspergers is..please check out my earliest blog entries

Monday, May 7, 2012

The Confusion of having Aspergers...a simple statement



I have surmised that Aspergers is ruled by two specific feelings, Confusion and Anxiety. In trying to figure out a way to explain some of the everyday confusion, I found an example in a very simple text message that my friend sent me.


I had mentioned that we should get together. She texted back, "We will talk tomorrow." This one little sentence, had multiple possible meanings and I am still unsure of which one is correct.



I sometimes run into this friend, whom I will call "Shakira" for anonymity sake, at school in the morning when we drop off our boys. Did she want me to meet her there, to talk? Should I look for her at school or wait in the parking lot for her vehicle?



Was she planning on calling or texting me, sometime during the day? Or was I supposed to contact her? Did she plan on stopping over, to my house after school? Or after dinner? Need I clear my schedule, just in case?



Little things are big things. The majority of my days are spent searching for the best possible answer for small questions and statements. It's my Aspielife. Just wanted to share one tiny piece.

2 comments:

  1. Oh My!! This is the curse of my every day! It's just soo hard to know what people actually mean, or what they actually want me to do. It's so hard to read people, and it never, ever occurs to me to ask for clarification.

    Thanks for sharing this :)

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  2. Thank you Nancy! For years I have tried to find the words to explain some of my everyday stresses and challenges. Finally! I think this one little post speaks huge volumes. Thank you for sharing. Amy

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