Evil Money Grubbing Loon Turns Professional Beggar.

Help I need Mon Mon. Remember I wrote some books to help my youngest and foolish people encouraged me, and I insanely decided to try and publish them.  If you need a reminder read Things I am Trying to do.     So needing a new old car and trying to save the front garden has … Continue reading Evil Money Grubbing Loon Turns Professional Beggar.

Old Song Reworked

Today I have for you, dear readers a song; sung to the tune of Fiddler's Dram - "Day Trip to Bangor (Didn't We Have a Lovely Time)"   Didn’t we have a loverly time the day we went to Greylands? A beautiful day   Police dragged me away       Thank God we hid the baby You … Continue reading Old Song Reworked

Man Concussion 2 – The Return of the Chairs

To understand this post you need to know that I have written two previous posts; Man Concussion & Oldylocks and the Three Chairs.  Actually to understand this blog you need to disengage the sensible part of you brain and give in to the demented. I love that thought!  Lets all give in to the demented for a while. … Continue reading Man Concussion 2 – The Return of the Chairs

Man Concussion

Don't blame me, he said it.  "I have man concussion like man flu!" You know how when a woman gets concussion she reassures the kids and gets on with it (actually I was nicer & got more done because I was confused); men use their baby has a boo-boo voice and need someone to cut the … Continue reading Man Concussion

I Am Awake, Shut Up Mum

In order to wake Alex from a dissociative/mute/withdrawn episode I sometimes use songs that attract her attention and simultaneously offer a reward if she can repeat the song.  Singing a funny song preferably with actions wakes her up.  By the time she can sing the song properly she is ready to safely walk around. This … Continue reading I Am Awake, Shut Up Mum

Autism 101- Digestive Problems

Best explanation I’ve run across. This site is filled with easy to read explanations of difficult concepts.

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Greetings earthlings! 🙂

Today I’m going to discuss the issue of digestive problems for people on the spectrum- but don’t worry, I’ll stick to the science! I won’t regale you with any personal tales on this occasion 😛 😉

Gastrointestinal (GI) problems are among the most commonly associated conditions with autism.

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Evidence suggests that autists may be over 3.5 times more likely to suffer from issues such as diarrhea, constipation, food allergies, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and inflammatory bowel diseases (i.e. Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis).

I know- not the most pleasant of subjects, but we can all be adults right? 😉

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Joking aside- these are serious issues for people with autism, especially for children. Autists are already sensitive to such stimuli as sound and touch. Adding GI discomfort to the mix can make things so much more difficult. The associated pain from these conditions can worsen…

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Bad News I’m Not Sick

Finally the long awaited test results came in; proving I do not have adrenal fatigue.  See Great News I Might Be Sick if you want to understand.  I mean I still have autism, anxiety, depression, asthma, allergies, IBS, postural hypotension (low blood pressure), peri menopause,  oh I forget most of the other stuff.  But I don't … Continue reading Bad News I’m Not Sick

I Don’t Want To Make Anymore Calendars, Does That Make Me A Bad Mother?

Warning this is depressing & humourless.  I advise you not to read it, unless you are interested in Autism &/or Depression. A year ago I convinced my two youngest not to buy the expensive glossy calendars because the school produced calendars would be more useful & I would reward them by getting nicer pictures of … Continue reading I Don’t Want To Make Anymore Calendars, Does That Make Me A Bad Mother?

Great News, I Might Be Sick!

This is a statement healthy people will never understand.  It is part of the reason I believe it is so vital to tell kids if they have autism.  I am happy I am sick because I feel absolutely dreadful, but if I'm sick and it has a name I might get better. I have heard … Continue reading Great News, I Might Be Sick!

Truth vs Autism

In my opinion autistic people tend to be more honest than your average neurotypical.  Lying hurts, its hard.  Except lying for fun; inventing stuff that few would be deceived by or if they are they will realise by the end that it was a joke.  I do this all the time as I've said Lying … Continue reading Truth vs Autism