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So it's April 1st.

The first day of the worst month of the year and the first day of me being officially on the spectrum.

I have Aspergers.

It explains a lot and it's interesting being able to actually say it. I'm hoping that maybe this month won't be so bad this year. But it's only the first day, so I don't know.

I'm going to bed now. Layton wants to see Alice tomorrow and Leon is being funny. He wants to go to bed too.

Oh yeah, I also have an IQ of 124. But my brain is a series of tubes, so it sort of negates it imho. :)


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Apr. 3rd, 2010 07:00 pm (UTC)
It may sound odd, but I want to say congrats! My little bro, my kid, and a few of my best friends are Asperger's or some other type of autism spectrum or bipolar, and knowing what it is does at least let you know what you're dealing with so you can deal with it better! Strangely, something initially noticed by the families, not the doctors, is that bipolar and autism-spectrum stuff tend to run in the same families, and I for one have noticed that when I get depressed or overly stressed, my behavior starts resembling typical autistic behavior.

I kind of took my diagnosis as, "Oh, I'm really NOT normal, so I really CAN'T help it that I behave strangely at times. WOW! I can quit hating myself for some of the shit I've done!" Not that that means I get to get out of blame for everything! Just that I need to pay attention to symptoms, do what I can to moderate my behavior to minimize the damage when I do have "bad days," and not kick myself quite so hard when I do screw up, so long as I was at least trying to stay on track.
Apr. 9th, 2010 06:35 am (UTC)
Yeah, it just makes me mad that it took so long to get a comprehensive diagnosis done. If I had known even half of what I know now when I was still in school, MAYBE they would have paid more attention to the problems I was having and worked to fix them. MAYBE I wouldn't be a borderline moron when it comes to math. MAYBE I could have even graduated.

According to them, math should have been one of my stronger suits.
Apr. 5th, 2010 12:48 am (UTC)
i used to see um sometimes, psy... somethings, and they would tell me that i have asberger's.. could be a lot worse right?? i, umm... o yeah: never really new what meant, so thanks for posting this as a reminder for ME to go search online for what it is. hope you are doing good!
Apr. 9th, 2010 06:24 am (UTC)
You're welcome. :)
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