It’s another back to back blog. Having just come away with a confirmed diagnosis for autism means I must now accept the diagnosis and live my life with a new thinking around my symptoms. It’s taken 9 years since the original cerebral palsy diagnosis for me to work everything out.
I suppose in a way I’m lucky, because my autism symptoms are mild. Over the years I have taught myself to adapt and it’s something I need to continue to do. When it comes to anxiety, new unfamiliar situations are difficult.
It’s too early to know how I feel about autism, or what I’m struggling with the most; the fact that I’ve continued to struggle with symptoms I knew nothing about, or the fact that I’ve had no support in school and in life.
Although it’s easier knowing I have autism versus not knowing, it doesn’t stop me living with anxiety, or having to deal with autism symptoms.