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Be careful what you wish for…

…because you just might get it.

When I wrote about autism for the first time in 2010, I felt a bit like I had to justify myself through my son’s diagnosis. I explained what we went through to get him formally diagnosed, and how through that process, I’d come to suspect that I have Asperger’s Syndrome. However, some sections of the autistic community don’t accept self-diagnosed Aspies as “legitimate”. It seems that there are many people who do a couple of online “autism tests”, then declare themselves to have Asperger’s syndrome.

Because of this, I’ve been hesitant to write about it further. I wanted that formal diagnosis. Everything that I read, and the reflections that I saw in my son said to me “this is you, too”, but I wanted a clinical psychologist to sit across from me, and tell me that it wasn’t my imagination.

Late shift.

I’ve pulled three out of five late shifts this week. 11:30am – 8:00pm. Admittedly, I chose to do it, for reasons that I won’t go into here.

I’ve found that it’s kicked my butt all around the town in terms of my routine. Part of the problem is that two of my normal shifts were in there as well, so it was Late, Late, Early, Late, Early.

I really need a weekend at this point. Unfortunately, I’m going into the weekend off a Friday that contains a rental inspection (first one I’ve been through in ten years), a dental visit (not just a checkup) and an early shift.

Roll on Saturday.