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New Aquarium

I now have a fully functional, almost fully kitted out aquarium, although I can’t add any actual fish for 2 weeks or so, as the water has to be treated first.  Its still quite soothing, both to look at and … Continue reading

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Dyspraxia + anxiety + the ‘trans curse’ = embarrassment

I hate Friday nights and weekends, but at least the school holidays are coming to an end on Monday, so I can try to resume my usual ‘going out’ routine when it isn’t dark or extremely early in the morning. … Continue reading

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Referred to the wrong place (yet again)

I received a letter today from the NHS operated mental health organization that I’d been told to ‘self refer’ to by my GP telling me that they are unable to help me, as they are only commissioned to treat ‘low … Continue reading

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I don’t want to hear it (sounds, harassment, misophonia, triggers)

Firstly, I want to apologize in advance if what I’m about to write is offensive to anyone, particularly to those who are deaf or who know someone who is. Even if you think I’m crazy for wanting to be deaf … Continue reading

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Perhaps I’m just STUPID

There are times when I wonder if I’m just plain stupid, rather than having one or more developmental disorders. I’ve been having trouble coping with simple tasks and figuring things out by myself, so I’ve had to resort to asking … Continue reading

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Mental Health Assessment

I had a (brief) mental health assessment yesterday, which has resulted in a referral to a psychiatric team at a hospital for an in-depth psychiatric assessment.  I don’t expect this will happen anytime soon, but I couldn’t stress enough that … Continue reading

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Living or staying with strangers long-term (never again!)

One of the biggest mistakes I’ve made of recent years was when I gave up a supportive housing apartment to go and live in a shared house with roommates, thinking that it would make me feel less lonely.  If anything, … Continue reading

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