@gingerw , hello from the hospital where my honey has finally fallen asleep. He is making progress. Two tubes have been removed. Two more will be removed tomorrow. He looks great and feels good .
How I experience Autism in the middle of the pandemic.
Let me give you an example. I hate wearing a mask. It is a terrible source of anxiety for me. I can't breathe Anything on my face bothers me. Just the touch of a single hair brushing my face sets off a sensory response. Masks are a constant reminder that everything is not ok out.there.
So, having established the fact that my nerves are on edge, you can understand to a certain degree why I ended up in the wrong restroom. And that's not all.
When I got in line to turn in my paperwork (Have you had any of these symptoms in the past week?) I HAD CHECKED EVERY single symptom.
Then I was redirected to complete a new sheet, forcing myself to get in the back of the line to get my temperature checked.
Then I got in the line…six feet of separation…to show my I'D and have the attendant call the nurse to alert her I was coming up to visit Stuart.
But the individual behind me, less than six feet away, had her mask below her chin. At this predicament, I just mentally gave up and moved as far away from her as I could.
I laugh, because this is my life.
I laugh, because I know that things will get better.
I laugh, because there is indeed a light at the end of the tunnel.
This virus has impacted the entire world. It has definitely impacted our beloved Autism Community. But we are still here for one another in all the ways that count.
And we will come back stronger.
God bless you all.
Love and light,