Eventually I started seeing signs in myself. I debated for a long time weather or not to get tested. I'm 32 years old, really what difference does it make at this point in my life. I am the way I am. Ultimately, my curiosity won. I wanted to know and I figured it would give me answers to why I am the way I am. Along with why both my children have Asperger's.
I got my test results on August 2, it's official, I have Asperger Syndrome. I'm an Aspie.
I have debated weather to share this with you all or not, but the blogging world in a since, is part of my support system. Maybe someone out there knows what I am going through.
This is something I have had my whole life and didn't know. Learning this now, was a little hard to wrap my head around. I wasn't surprised when I got the diagnosis. I had already assumed I was going to, during testing I was told I showed signs. However, still, when it became official... I had a hard time at first. Its still kinda hard. I am just now learning that I'm not "just like everyone else". Now I know WHY I have always had such a hard time meeting new people. It is so much more than me just being shy.
I get to joke with my husband now because he is the only "Neurotypical" one in our household. He is the odd Man out, LOL!
I keep thinking of the TV show Parenthood. There was an episode towards the end of last season when the son found out he has Asperger's. He asked his parents if they had it, or if his sister had it?
When it comes time to tell my children about there diagnosis, I will be able to relate on a completely different level. If I am asked that same question, I can answer, yes.
The Blogger spell checker does not know how to spell Asperger, every time I type it I get that little squiggly red line underneath... I keep double checking it thinking I spelled it wrong...