I've also had a long awaited psychiatrist appointment, I don't normally talk about personal stuff like that as you know but I think people going through it would fnd it helpful. Basically I saw a clinical psychologist for about 6 years a while ago who diagnosed me with Aspergers which at the time I refused to accept. However the past couple of years it got to the point where it couldn't really be ignored so I looked into it and I could really relate to adults wth AS, I don't really relate to 'normal' people (unless theyre crafters as thats my special interest) Anyway turns out that the clinical psychologist hardly made any notes in 6 years and as far as the current professionals are concerned his word means diddly squat so I asked for reassessment to either confirm or dispute the diagnosis.
Saw another psychologist in January who felt I was too complex for her so she referred me onto a psychiatrist knowing full well I wanted the AS assessed. Finally after waiting since January I saw her this week and it started so bad they sent me to the wrong clinic then called me by my married nae from yeeeeeears ago then the Dr just mumbled and you have to go through the whole thing again and again and again which winds me up no end.
Anyway for those of you familiar with Aspergers she claimed that I "Couldn't be AS as people with AS dont get married or have babies" LMAO!!!
Everyone I know with AS is MARRIED, many of them have children and its also hereditory (Look at my Dad and tell me he's not!) so if AS people dont reproduce then surely it would have died out yes?
I challenged her on that one then she admitted she knew little about AS so NOW I'm being referred to a specialist which I asked for IN THE FIRST PLACE!!
She also said yes I have AS traits but she didn't see the point in a diagnosis as there are no services anyway!! Unbelieveable!
A lad I know local said he had to travel to sheffield to get his diagnosis as local would not give him a label so ain't looking good. The other thing is if they DO officially label then they have to provide service to meet my needs and although I've muddled through life, someone younger may have a greater level of need therefore they need resources and services - money. There's the answer, money!
So anyway if you're looking to get a diagnosis anytime soon don't hold your breath :/ As for me I'm a bit eccentric, I may not speak to you but that is not because I'm shy or rude its because I don't have a clue how to start a conversation and if by some miracle I do I won't be able to hold it so I don't bother. Ask me questions and I will answer, talk about crafting and I'll chew your ear off, step outside that zone and theres only a rare few I do speak to on other subjects. This is in real life, on tinternet I'm fine as I have time to think of responses. Sometimes I may not respond as a long mail takes me ages to read, re-read and understand then think of appropriate response. Its funny that actually in a work environment I wear a mask, a different persona, I do the job (and very well) then go home, you wont find me at after work functions, I attended the occasional large christmas party but just hookng up outside work was a no no, probably thought I was a right anti-social git lol!
Right had me mini-rant! I just hate it when I get pushed from pillar to post and end up at the first pillar I asked for!
Sharing a couple with you I made this week before I sign off. This first one is for the new challenge at Bearly Mine Designs who have a vintage easel theme. I used a stamp called Ophelia by The Stampsmith available from Crafts & Me here. I stamped with one of the adirondack multicolour inkpads then stipled some lavender distress inks. I've used Bearly Mine's Vintage papers here I also punched the butterflies out of the vintage papers and added distress stickles as the body bit.
Would like to enter into..
Sketch N Stash - Challenge 61
This one is for Passion for Promarkers theme of Teenagers this week, I thought I'd go along the manga line as I know teens love them. Image is another one by the talented *Sureya over on Deviant Art and she's called Emerald. She's coloured in a variety of greens with a yellow halo and added bling bling :)
Would like to enter her into..