I just wrote this blurb as a way of introducing myself to a new Facebook group. Which group matters not.
But Holy Cow, it all sounds so preposterous when put together.
I mean, would you not think it would be impossible for any one individual to be so fucked up?
So I laughed. Because it is ludicrous. And now I’m sharing it here so you can laugh with me too.
1. I have no filters. No, seriously. I have lost friendships over this. So please let me know if/when I cross the line. Any line. I have a hard time understanding and recognising lines.
2. Just a little bit of a background.
Things/illnesses I deal with:
Chronic pain since age 11. Current diagnosis, fibro.
Mental illness. PTSD and all that follows. Depression, anxiety, panic attacks, emotional lability, etc.
Progressive neurological deterioration of unknown origin. MS ruled out. No working diagnosis at the moment.
ADHD & Giftedness. Never been diagnosed with Autism, but my educated guess given my medical background is that I am in the spectrum even if highly functional.
POTS. Hypothyroidism. Dysfunctional contraregulatory hormone response. Basically, my whole hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal axis is broken.
Dysgraphia made worse by a TIA four years ago. Especially aggravating when taking math tests. UGH
Woman of Colour (black and native) who is light enough to almost pass as white. You’d think that would not represent a problem. But it is aggravating that [racist] people treat me nice while they are the way they are to my brothers and sisters. I carry much anger inside. Sometimes I think I’m going to spontaneously combust, so fierce it roars.
3. I have never learned how to be succinct. Don’t know how to be concise.
4. Apparently I don’t know how to count either.
There you have it.
Isn’t it hilarious in its preposterousness?
PS: posting from phone so formating will be wonky. Sorry you have to deal with it