1. ...nothing. For me, that's kind of the point.

  2. I have two autism pride buttons on my jacket, and here are some of the reasons why:

  3. Gotta love grandmas lol it’s okay they are like this haha still love her! I told myself that it’s just not anyones fault. She has her own reality and I have mine. It’s okay.

  4. 100%. But sometimes you just gotta get the frustration out before you go back to not caring

  5. Yeah, she only sees me once a year when I stay with her for a week or two. I can't blame her for not understanding when she never sees me and has been told her entire life that exercise and fresh air can treat every illness.

  6. Yes, but very mild, so I don't always notice it

  7. Yup. ME since 2013, but getting diagnosed now, autistic since birth, but diagnosed last year.

  8. I moved in to a frat house type situation to finish highe school when I was 18, and in spite of having to take care of myself and dealing with the people I had to live with, it was way easier than to have my parents trying to take care of me. Feels like it should be the other way around, but I guess not.

  9. Norwegian young adult. Queer disabled leftist, currently studying special education hoping to work against abelism in the field.

  10. Though hrt might give me more energy, I'm terrified of changes related to sensory issues. I've heard it changes your likes and dislikes, and the way you experience both emotions and sensory input... sound terrible.

  11. Yeah, on one hand, I’ve had doctors who’ve learned about my autism and treated me way better (“Ah she probably did actually obsessively research her disorders, she’s not some drug seeker or hypochondriac”), and I’ve had doctors who’ve discounted me because of my autism (“Autistic people feel pain more strongly, therefore her underlying conditions probably aren’t that bad”).

  12. My doctor is actually pretty great, so she is definitely not the problem. It's the system that's built specifically to keep people from transitioning. Plus, I'm non binary, not ftm, which means I'm not "trans enough"

  13. Generally speaking, if you think you need one, you probably do. I use a cane for easy/short times standing and walking and a transport wheelchair (someone else has to push you) for longer outings. Generally I find the cane easier in terms of other peoples reactions. They tend to give you more space and are patient if you can’t move quickly. Great for standing in line to grab a coffee or something. Definitely get a lot of looks in the wheelchair. Employees of the place you are going tend to go out of their way to try to help you, and other patrons try to avoid you. But it’s the only way I can do certain things, and I would prefer to deal with the stares than not do it at all.

  14. Hi, if you don't mind answering, what kind of symptoms do you experience and how does the cane help? I'm looking into getting mobility aids, and people keep telling me a cane won't help with fatigue.

  15. No problem. My worst symptom has always been trouble walking. Or at least my most bothersome. Some days are better than others, but on bad days my gait is noticeably off and I’m quite slow. My other big symptoms (that I have every day) are fatigue and pain. I also have fibromyalgia, so hard to say what causes which. I have 20+ secondary symptoms, most which aren’t relevant here, except probably the muscle twitches.

  16. Oh, and I forgot about the laying on the floor, thanks to poor short term memory.

  17. I didn't get to try it because I had to spend all my energy on school, but I'll buy it next time I'm at the pharmacy 😅

  18. TL;DR 1000% get the chair. Conserve your energy to preserve your function. If your friends don’t get it, that’s their problem not yours.

  19. Thanks. I am aware of my internalised abelism (at least i like to think I am), but sometimes it can be hard to tell the difference between biases and facts. Your comment helped me see more clearly, so again, thanks.

  20. Forgot to mention in the description that the lower part of the landyard unclipps, so I can easily remove the card from the landyard. And there are star stickers on the card :)

  21. I'm really sorry, OP. It makes sense that you're feeling the way you are. It's devastating that the world is carrying on as if chronically ill and disabled folks don't exist. And it hurts especially in regards to communities that we normally find safety and respite in. It makes sense to be angry and to grieve it all. I always try to keep in mind that I can't know what the future might hold; it helps me maintain perspective and keep up hope for things that I want to do, but currently am not able to (and I'm couch-bound, so there's a lotttttt). It sucks loads that you can't go to this Pride, but maybe things will look different in the future?

  22. I did actually download sims 4 just a few days ago (used to play sims 3), and I'll be queering it out there. Unfortunately my favourite sim died from laughter when playing with their kid...

  23. Thanks! I'll se if I can find any digital events. And happy pride!

  24. You aren't alone in feeling this way. I'm (f23)and I rely heavily on my Mum. I've felt like this since I was little. My Mum is my comfort person, it terifies me when she is away from me. It can really hurt feeling this way but I don't know how to not feel it. I don't know who or how to talk about my separation anxiety.

  25. I’m the same and I’ve tried to “fix it” with an earlier bedtime to see if I could at least shift my better hours up to earlier in the day but so far no luck. People I live with are noisy until midnight so I am forced onto their schedule.

  26. This is the first time I've heard anyone mention the "second wind", and it explains so much! A few years ago the contrast between my normal and my 9pm got so big that my parents thought I was bipolar 😅 Is this a common thing that I just haven't heard about because I'm new to the community?

  27. It's easier than living in a frat house, that's for sure! Sometimes my new house mate can be a little messy, or not do their chores because of executive disfunction, which can be annoying, but nothing we can't work out.

  28. Give her a deadline; I live for deadlines :) if something doesn’t have a deadline and isn’t written down it won’t get done.

  29. We already have Sunday as a deadline, but it doesn't work because there are no consequences if she doesn't do it (at least that's what I think). I'm considering suggesting that we move the deadline to Saturday, and if she doesn't do it by then, I'll do it, then she can do some of my chores the next week. But I'm not sure.

  30. Oh the irony … they prefer to do the chores when you’re not around, But then they’re not doing them

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