How do you feel about your disabilities?

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Re: How do you feel about your disabilities?

Postby OrangeLily » Wed Jul 09, 2008 2:59 am

I have to say most days I really appreciate my Autism. It's done so much for my life - though it's made it harder, it's also made it more interesting and more rewarding.
However I hate my GAD and Depression...they have done nothing but hinder everything I have going for me :evil:

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Re: How do you feel about your disabilities?

Postby alin0s » Wed Jul 09, 2008 11:30 am

OrangeLily wrote:I have to say most days I really appreciate my Autism. It's done so much for my life - though it's made it harder, it's also made it more interesting and more rewarding.
However I hate my GAD and Depression...they have done nothing but hinder everything I have going for me :evil:


Autism is meant to be an advantage'ability it does not produce huge disabling effects in his higher functioning forms. LFA has advantages but for the most part is severely disabling.

GAD and Depression are bullsh#t, they shouldn't exist on earth. Whoever created genetics and the brain needs to issue a software update. :xD:
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Re: How do you feel about your disabilities?

Postby RCM » Mon Jul 14, 2008 3:45 pm

alin0s wrote:
OrangeLily wrote:I have to say most days I really appreciate my Autism. It's done so much for my life - though it's made it harder, it's also made it more interesting and more rewarding.
However I hate my GAD and Depression...they have done nothing but hinder everything I have going for me :evil:


Autism is meant to be an advantage'ability it does not produce huge disabling effects in his higher functioning forms. LFA has advantages but for the most part is severely disabling.

GAD and Depression are bullsh*t, they shouldn't exist on earth. Whoever created genetics and the brain needs to issue a software update. :xD:

LOL :lolfloor: My disabilities are severely disabling too! :roll:

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Re: How do you feel about your disabilities?

Postby deathchibi » Fri Jul 18, 2008 10:31 pm

i like MOST of mine but have a couple i would rather not have :lmao:

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Re: How do you feel about your disabilities?

Postby Jaysonlee4 » Wed Aug 27, 2008 5:30 pm

depends on what day that you ask me lol

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Re: How do you feel about your disabilities?

Postby Ryn » Sun Sep 28, 2008 10:53 pm

I couldn't be me without my autism, so I like my autism. The sensory issues are annoying and I feel like I can't connect with people sometimes, but I'd rather have that than be without stimming and intense interests. :D

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Re: How do you feel about your disabilities?

Postby Candice » Mon Nov 17, 2008 5:41 am

I dont feel very goo about mine at all. Kind of emotional for lots of different reasons. I know with the mental illness or schizo disorder I am just starting to except that and seems to come out when i am stressed and when it does I am a potentially dangerous person.
That is maybe not so much mental illness but the way my personality handles stress.
Like i went to prison a year or two back. I am going to court soon for possess a dangerous weapon and resist arrest and i always get like that when i am not well or thinking straight and i have scars up my wrist for where i and i havnt told anyone but i sat on top of a cliff, look out in hours in the morning in the freezing cold it was raining most of the night and i kind of went hypothermic and nearly lost consciousness and fell but now i am realising what is real and what isnt and so i dont wanna die anymore.
I am joining aspie support group and see a psychologist and a psychiatrist. Whatever i can do to take resposability for my own well being i will do cause its not a nice place to be.

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Re: How do you feel about your disabilities?

Postby MissConstrue » Wed Feb 04, 2009 10:09 am

SidTheLoveRat wrote:I personally embrace my AS, because I see it as a gift. I might not be able to hold down a regular job right now, but that gives me time to perfect another gift, which is my artistic ability. :)


I wanna say yes but in some ways it's hard to only because of my poor social skills and sensativity issues.

I'm just glad I was finally diagnosed with something that really made sense. My whole life I struggled with making friends or getting into relationships or talking to people and I could never figure out why.

I too love getting into my creativity but sometimes I just wish I could get into other things that I'm not into like something profitable...I don't know. Sometimes I think my interests aren't potentially productive.
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Re: How do you feel about your disabilities?

Postby pakrat » Wed Apr 01, 2009 10:03 am

I'm generally okay with having AS but I do wish people would stop saying "so what are you doing to overcome it?" or "but you've overcome it haven't you?". You don't "overcome" a disability like AS; at best, you work around any disadvantages and capitalise on the advantages your condition confers on you. To overcome it suggests deleting your old personality and replacing it with a totally new one, something that is not only impossible but something we also may find quite insulting, as if we are not good enough unless we meet some kind of stereotype in society.

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Re: How do you feel about your disabilities?

Postby CelticRose » Sun May 24, 2009 3:12 am

pakrat wrote:I'm generally okay with having AS but I do wish people would stop saying "so what are you doing to overcome it?" or "but you've overcome it haven't you?". You don't "overcome" a disability like AS; at best, you work around any disadvantages and capitalise on the advantages your condition confers on you. To overcome it suggests deleting your old personality and replacing it with a totally new one, something that is not only impossible but something we also may find quite insulting, as if we are not good enough unless we meet some kind of stereotype in society.

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I wouldn't change my Asperger's for anything -- it's who I am. My AS makes me intelligent and creative. If I didn't have AS and OCPD, I couldn't do my job -- in fact, my supervisors have tried to assign NTs to help me, but they're just not capable of doing the job.

On the other hand, I could live without the meltdowns, shutdowns, constantly checking to see if I've set the alarm, etc.

My rheumatism is just a pain -- literally. However, I can predict the weather...
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Re: How do you feel about your disabilities?

Postby BelindatheNobody » Sun Jun 21, 2009 12:24 pm

Hmm.
I like my ASD/asperger's/whatever-label. Would never cure that.
I have a weird love/hate relationship with my depression. I want to get rid of it but I don't. Heh.
I'm pretty apathetic when it comes to my social anxiety. Even though it gets in my way a lot, I don't really care about it one way or the other.
I don't like being near-sighted; were there a risk-free cure to that, I admit I would most likely take it.
I don't even notice my hypoglycemia most of the time... I don't like how it affects me when I don't get enough sugar in me, but... eh... sort of apathetic towards that one too, really.

My suspected dyscalculia, I dunno if I'm dyscalculic, but my math really isn't that great one way or the other. I don't really care as I'm not into math, but it can get annoying from time to time.
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Re: How do you feel about your disabilities?

Postby pakrat » Thu Jul 02, 2009 3:14 am

The depression and anxiety make my Asperger's harder to deal with by sucking up so much energy, but unfortunately I can see I can never overcome them only live with them. There are lots of people worse off than me so I have to count my blessings.

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Re: How do you feel about your disabilities?

Postby Sartresue » Mon Jul 13, 2009 9:05 pm

Just how do those disabilities feel? topic

They are a part of me, and I them, for the past 54+ years.

We have been through a lot together. We are on good speaking/feeling terms. :boogie:

At this stage, I would not trade any of it. I could never imagine myself as an NT, and i would therefore be alienated.

Of course, others have different ideas.

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Diagnosed with anxiety and depression along with Aspergers in 6th grade.

I also have a learning disability and cognitive problems.
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Re: How do you feel about your disabilities?

Postby Calico » Sat Sep 11, 2010 1:59 am

I don't like having anxiety nor a learning disability. I feel those are my road blocks and hold me back in life.

My AS, I'm nuertal about it. I used to hate having it and then loved having it and now I don't care. There are parts I like about it but my husband doesn't see it as a gift for me because he thinks it impairs me. I still wouldn't cure it if there was one. But I would cure my other two problems.
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