Okay, here are some more of my reasons why I haven't posted about it until now:
- I didn't know where to start.
- I also didn't know what to say or talk about.
- It's kind of personal to me and something I don't reveal on my own.
- I'm busy, as you can identify with VERY well, some of you.
- This was originally supposed to be a Paleo Blog where I teach YOU about paleontology.
- This was the result of urging from a number of friends on the blogosphere: Traumador, Glendon Mellow, Craig Dylke, Peter Bond, etc.
They each had their own reasons for my personal posts. I guess, because they're my friends, they wanted to get to know me a little bit. Which is fine, but, I wasn't expecting all this encouragement for these posts. I thought people wanted the Fossil Facts. Hmm....well....here we go......I guess...:
For me, Asperger's Syndrome has always been, what I refer to as "mild." What I mean by that is that, for the most part, I was "normal" and you couldn't tell I had A.S. Asperger's Syndrome has symptoms that vary with each person, yet is fairly consistent. For a strange reason I had two "conditions" (again, as Traumador phrases it) acompanying Asperger's: they were, in fact, OCD (which I talked about, somewhat in my "Origin of 'Raptor' Lewis" post) and Tourette's Syndrome, a disorder that cause invountary (somewhat, involuntary, as I can control them) muscle twitches, called "tics" when I'm either excited or anxious. I also have some anxiety problems. For the most part I'm like you all, except with the "tics" that I was first misdiagnosed as having Tourette's Syndrome instead of A.S. (Asperger's Syndrome). Then, I found out I have them both.
Asperger's Syndrome really affects my co-ordination and my social skills. Y'see, unlike most people, I wasn't born with those set of "instructons." My brain just works differently than everybody else so my perspesctive may eccentric or unique among everyone else. I'm NOT stupid as my posts have shown. So, please, bear with me if I word something wierd. My brain is "wired" differently than your's . I also have trouble making friends but, I have worked hard at learning to interact with y'all. There you have it, the main points of my life living with it.