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.

Fasten your seatbelts and come on in...
To find out more about what Aspergers is..please check out my earliest blog entries

Monday, March 2, 2015

Psychosomatic Symptoms

 I used to fear the word "Psychosomatic", thinking maybe people thought I was being manipulative, needed attention or was just plain crazy.
 My years in therapy are teaching me that my body is my friend and that my body has memory of the past traumas. Sometimes I can't remember the specific incident, so my body gives me a clue, a pain from the past.
 Did you know that the vast majority of pelvic pain in women is unknown or undiagnosable? I spent years going to doctors because I hurt so much. 
 I have psychosomatic pain and symptoms, at times. It's just a fact. Nothing to be ashamed or embarrassed about.  It's part of who I am and a big part of growing up severly abused. I'm okay with me.

Unfamiliar Faces, Prosopagnosia