Adults On The Autism Spectrum

Posted by Mamacita, Volunteer Mentor @mamacita, Apr 29, 2018

Maybe you were really shy as a child. Perhaps you took home a huge stack of books from the school library, read them, and returned them the next day. Or did your best friend find you crying in your closet, unable to answer the question “Why?” At any rate, your life could be traced to the Self-Help section of the local bookstore. Unfortunately, most of the books were not much help. ADHD seemed to fit, at times. Your shrink said you might be Bi-Polar, although she wasn’t really certain. All you knew was that you rarely fit in, anywhere. One day at work, it hit you square in the face: I don’t speak these people’s language! Really, it was like you were all playing this game, and everyone knew the rules but you. You couldn’t tell a joke, and you never “got” any joke your co-worker tried to tell you. People started getting annoyed with you, because you had a memory like a steel trap. They didn’t appreciate it when you called them on the carpet. Who knew? This was my life, and worse. I finally aced several tests that pointed me to the answer to my questions. The Autism Spectrum. Guess what? Little kids with Autism grow up to be Adults with Autism. Diagnosed late in life? This is the place for you!

@sirgalahad

there is recent medical scientific research in regards to fibromyalgia and ms and pther infalmatory diseases their is a contributing factor they found at the walterand eliza medical institute that the inflamtaory response is linked to the amounts of poly unsaturates we eat in our western diet inparticular omega 3 and 6 .which excites the inflammatory responses within our bodies and consequently falre up s and pain and acting on the nerves and nerve impulses .something to explore in USA as well

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my spelling is crap

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@sirgalahad

my spelling is crap

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@sirgalahad Ah, but we know what your are saying! Thank you for bringing that to our attention.
Ginger

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@gingerw

@sirgalahad Ah, but we know what your are saying! Thank you for bringing that to our attention.
Ginger

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thankyou Ginger for your patience

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@sirgalahad A anti inflammatory diet is for sure what we need to feed out bodies . I have read a lot about this diet and try to stick with it . I have always advocated about Ice,ginger and turmeric as anti imflammatory to use when in pain . Thanks for this update .

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@sirgalahad, @gingerw, @parus, thank you for your kind words. Sir, I was so relieved to know that the incident in Sidney escaped you.

Love and light, me lovelies.

Mamacita Jane

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bear hugs dear Mamamcita look after yourself bear huggies

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I will, @sirgalahad. It has neen a very long day, today. The pain was over the top, plus some not so good news from the doctor. They won't renew my Lyrica prescription without an office visit. That will push me onto next week before I can be seen. I have been seen so many times in the past months. Oh well.C'est la vie.

I made a salad for dinner and we watched Phineas and Ferb. Read half of a health magazine and ate a handful.of almonds. I have a Caregivers Support Group meeting tomorrow. My first. Looking forward to it.

Hope everyone has restful sleep and a good night. Lights out!

Mamacita Jane

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@mamacita

I will, @sirgalahad. It has neen a very long day, today. The pain was over the top, plus some not so good news from the doctor. They won't renew my Lyrica prescription without an office visit. That will push me onto next week before I can be seen. I have been seen so many times in the past months. Oh well.C'est la vie.

I made a salad for dinner and we watched Phineas and Ferb. Read half of a health magazine and ate a handful.of almonds. I have a Caregivers Support Group meeting tomorrow. My first. Looking forward to it.

Hope everyone has restful sleep and a good night. Lights out!

Mamacita Jane

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look to turmeric tea to help the firbo pain and also see what ginger w does to help herself and also Lioness has found a diet regime which really assits her to reduce the flares and inflamtion of the nerves which is the pain and muscle contraction .lubs you bear huggies

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folks please keep MAMACITA IN YOUR PRAYERS her husband isn't very well. He tore a chest muscle and due to being on blood thiners has bled internally and is very sick . please send heaps of love and cuddles tp her

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Hello @mamacita
@sirgalahad mentioned that your husband is having some very difficult health problems! Please know that I am concerned for you both.

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@sirgalahad

folks please keep MAMACITA IN YOUR PRAYERS her husband isn't very well. He tore a chest muscle and due to being on blood thiners has bled internally and is very sick . please send heaps of love and cuddles tp her

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@sirgalahad Thank you for letting us know. @mamacita We are here for you, and sending support and prayers.
Ginger

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Hello!

I just read an article that I really enjoyed and thought about my friends on Connect. This article is about the first person, age 24, with autism to be practicing law in a Florida law firm. As you read the story, you will see that her doctors decided (when she was age 3) that she would accomplish very little in her lifetime. She certainly did not let their expectations determine her course in life in the same way that many of you have done as well.

Here is the link to the article,

https://www.walb.com/2019/02/18/year-old-becomes-first-known-person-with-autism-practice-law-florida-firm/

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@hopeful33250

Hello!

I just read an article that I really enjoyed and thought about my friends on Connect. This article is about the first person, age 24, with autism to be practicing law in a Florida law firm. As you read the story, you will see that her doctors decided (when she was age 3) that she would accomplish very little in her lifetime. She certainly did not let their expectations determine her course in life in the same way that many of you have done as well.

Here is the link to the article,

https://www.walb.com/2019/02/18/year-old-becomes-first-known-person-with-autism-practice-law-florida-firm/

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@hopeful33250 That was an amazing article thanks for sharing it . Just shows if you are positive , and don't let anyone put you down what you can do when you make your mind up to it . Very good article. Thanks

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@hopeful33250

Hello!

I just read an article that I really enjoyed and thought about my friends on Connect. This article is about the first person, age 24, with autism to be practicing law in a Florida law firm. As you read the story, you will see that her doctors decided (when she was age 3) that she would accomplish very little in her lifetime. She certainly did not let their expectations determine her course in life in the same way that many of you have done as well.

Here is the link to the article,

https://www.walb.com/2019/02/18/year-old-becomes-first-known-person-with-autism-practice-law-florida-firm/

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@hopeful33250 A positive article, highlighting that you can accomplish whatever you want, no matter what your diagnosis. Thank you for posting this!
Ginger

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@lioness and @gingerw I really felt uplifted by the article and just had to share it! I'm glad that you felt the same way.

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