Recently my mobility took a rather dramatic swing in the downwards direction. I first noticed it about three months ago. A tightness in my right side, but I ignored it as I was enjoying my newfound freedom. I had moved to a new town and lived just minutes from open countryside. Every day, I walked… Continue reading Life threw a major curve ball…
I have dysautonomia, although I wasn’t given a specific diagnosis under this category of disorders affecting the autonomic nervous system (ANS). The ANS is responsible for pretty much all of your bodily functions from digestion to breathing so it can vary in severity from person to person which is why, given I have such an… Continue reading Dysautonomia and how it affects me
Ah, April the first is here again. A day of pranks, laughter and general tomfoolery. What’s not to love? How about everything! For some autistic people, April Fools day causes severe anxiety due to its unpredictable nature and our difficulty with language may mean that we cannot tell the difference between a joke and reality.… Continue reading April fools day just isn’t funny…
In my previous post I admitted to being “addicted” to a benzodiazepine, but since doing a lot of research it would seem that the term “addict” is not generally accepted for those of us who became dependent on a benzo due to prescription. While I am not going to edit the blog post, as I… Continue reading An addict or dependent? Word debates
My name is Lucy. I am 30 years old and I am a drug addict. These are words I honestly never thought I would be saying, but sadly it is true and I have decided to talk about my experience with drug addiction, but it might not be what you are expecting. You see I… Continue reading Addicted to drugs… But it is not what you may think
The decorations are going up, people are flocking to the shops, Christmas music is blasting out from every orifice… It’s that time of year again folks! But while most people are worrying about which stuffing to get or wrapping up the presents for the little ones, many of us with Autism are struggling. How can… Continue reading The most wonderful time of the year?
I am struggling to write again at the moment, so this entry will be a quick update to the last one. A place has been found for me and funding has been approved so I will be moving there on the 8th October. It is in a town called Biggleswade. I am very sad to… Continue reading Quick September update
I have briefly written about my housing situation in a previous blog, but it is nowhere near detailed enough for anyone to understand the pain and suffering I am currently going through. As you may know from the previous blog, I was forced to leave my flat after antisocial behaviour from my neighbours escalated and… Continue reading Legally Homeless
Autism is something that people have been becoming increasingly aware of over the past 20 years, yet people with the condition are still suffering needlessly due to ridiculous red tape and restrictions. The government outlined plans to create a dedicated ‘autism service’ across the whole of the UK, but for most of us, this does… Continue reading We don’t “fit” anywhere. What’s the solution?
Today is world autism awareness day and I have spent all day staring at this screen wondering what to write. Should I write something positive? Negative? Weighed up neatly like a set of weighing scales? It is hard to know. I have noticed a trend in blogs and articles today though. The majority are either… Continue reading World autism awareness day: Mandatory post