Ok, so technically an old blog that is now revamped. Because things change. Life is like that.
This has been a big year for our family. It is hard to know where to begin in explaining without writing a novel, so here is the condensed version…
At the beginning of the year, I had a mental illness as my primary mind fuck. During the year, it became apparent that something else was really going on and I have since been diagnosed with Aspergers (which is part of Autism Spectrum Disorder, or ASD). I have been given many names during my life, but for the first time, I have been given a name that actually fits!!!
My two sons are also on the “ASD spectrum”.
The three of us have also been officially diagnosed with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS). EDS is a genetic condition which affects collagen production. As collagen is the glue that holds the body together, having this condition causes all sorts of problems in some people.
Now that we all have official titles to our woes (and letters to go with them), we have been able to “get on the books” of various disability organisations, particularly Disability Services Queensland. DSQ is a big help to us, because our case worker, S, is a bloody legend!!! We are so lucky to have her helping us!!! We are also in the care of another local organisation under a lovely lady, T. T is also awesome and has been a godsend to this struggling family. I simply can’t praise these two women enough.
So that is the very short version *grin*. I’m still here, and still nuts 😀