Growing Pains. (Boring Health Stuff that Might Help Someone)

    This is from a Facebook Post a couple weeks ago. It helped some people. So I am posting it here: I am autistic. I also have an autonomic nervous system condition. I didn’t know these two facts until I was over the age of 40. I spent decades in search of answers. For… Continue reading Growing Pains. (Boring Health Stuff that Might Help Someone)

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My Human Body Suit Sucks and a ‘God Thing’

In early-May, after two months of continual, extreme chest pressure and shortness of breath, (and basically all the COVID-19 symptoms feasible), David drove my stubborn butt back to urgent care. I refused to go at first, even after David insisted, and didn’t actually go into the clinic until my boss and good friend/coworker made me… Continue reading My Human Body Suit Sucks and a ‘God Thing’

“It’s Okay to Be Afraid” Notes to Self in the Year of COVID-19

March 31, 2020, Day 22 of ‘shelter in place.’ During these times of the COVID-19 global pandemic, it is reasonable to assume that most individuals will experience some level of fear. Whether the fear is a result of self- or family-preservation, woes of the world, concerns over medical conditions or supplies, a neurological condition, mood… Continue reading “It’s Okay to Be Afraid” Notes to Self in the Year of COVID-19

Got Magnesium? Airways, Immune Function, and Overall Health

I like the letters MG. They were my initials my entire childhood and young adult years, before I married. Mg also stands for magnesium. “Magnesium is needed for more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body. It helps to maintain normal nerve and muscle function, supports a healthy immune system, keeps the heartbeat steady, and… Continue reading Got Magnesium? Airways, Immune Function, and Overall Health

The Brain! The Brain!

  I have been housebound since March 9th, midday. The year is 2020. And there is a pandemic. I have had fear of a coming pandemic since I was four years of age; it was then that I realized what rabies was and what it did. Poor doggies. Since then, several decades have past, and… Continue reading The Brain! The Brain!

COVID-19: Self-Inventory and Self-Care during Our Global Health Crisis

  As the tea tree oil mists through my bedroom, where I have chosen to self-isolate, tears find me this morning. They cascade down my cheeks, in seeing the numbers in New York City skyrocket. “More than 20,000 New Yorkers have been infected by the coronavirus, Gov. Cuomo announced Monday, meaning the Empire State now… Continue reading COVID-19: Self-Inventory and Self-Care during Our Global Health Crisis

Stay Home: Protect our vulnerable, slow the spread of COVID-19 and support workers ability to care for critically ill

Seno means“Okay, All together now, 1, 2…” Comes from the abbreviated pronunciation of “issei no” (一斉の) which means, simultaneously in Japanese. It prepares everyone to do a particular action at the same time. I entered the social media world after being offline on bedrest for over a week. I entered informed and concerned for the wellbeing… Continue reading Stay Home: Protect our vulnerable, slow the spread of COVID-19 and support workers ability to care for critically ill

A Stranger in My Home

  I rented a room out in my house this past October. My middle son left for college. I had the extra room and needed the extra funds. I didn’t realize having a stranger in my house would be detrimental to my mental well being. I thought I’d learned enough about me, and being on… Continue reading A Stranger in My Home

“Aspie” Rant: Integrity within Autistic Groups and Networks

The original start of the title was Master Mind Fu** . . . Which still works. I abide by the philosophy of take what you need and leave the rest behind. I was taught manners and live by the golden rule of treat others how you wish to be treated. I take pride in my… Continue reading “Aspie” Rant: Integrity within Autistic Groups and Networks

Dynamite of Discord: The Responsibility of Influencers in the Autism Culture

Dynamite of Discord: The Responsibility of Influencers in the Autism Culture Empowerment comes with responsibility. Now, more than ever, as autistics become empowered, and meet together in thousands of circles on social media, in coffee shops, at festivals and conferences, we must acknowledge that our voices will affect generations of autistics to come. As autistics,… Continue reading Dynamite of Discord: The Responsibility of Influencers in the Autism Culture