Hi - recent diagnosis at age 61 - just saying hello (waving)

After a 2 year wait I was recently diagnosed, and it is taking some time to adjust to it, such a mixturte of different feelngs, relief, regret, avoidance, disbelief, but mainly just relief. It wasn't just that I was weird all my life, there was a recogniseable, distinct, pervasive difficulty and there always has been. It wasn't that I didn't try hard enough, it wasn't that I was lazy, or just didn't want to mix with people or do a 'normal' job, but there are other more positive things too...the synaesthesia type experiences I have had, sensitivities to energies, my being drawn to workshops and groups where I could learn to make eye contact, to hug and enjoy physical contact, and many many more things I can now begin to place as to why I did this or why I was interested in that, or why I would have my own version of a meltdown. Thank you to the community for existing and hi to everyone. I look forward to learning and understanding more/

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  • Hi, Timetraveller! Welcome to the group :) I'm 25 and I've been on the assessment waiting list for nearly a year now - I'm hoping they get in touch soon, as I'm finding the wait very difficult.

    You mentioned that you're sensitive to energies and I can see a lot of people here saying similar things. It's interesting, because I've always been told I'm very perceptive, and I've often had 'gut feelings' that turned out to be absolutely right. My friend jokes that I'm a little bit psychic.

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  • Hi, Timetraveller! Welcome to the group :) I'm 25 and I've been on the assessment waiting list for nearly a year now - I'm hoping they get in touch soon, as I'm finding the wait very difficult.

    You mentioned that you're sensitive to energies and I can see a lot of people here saying similar things. It's interesting, because I've always been told I'm very perceptive, and I've often had 'gut feelings' that turned out to be absolutely right. My friend jokes that I'm a little bit psychic.

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