Dx & Mid-life. Unravelling The Fabric of yr Existence?

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criss
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25 Jun 2010, 10:23 am

I would be very interested to hear about peoples experiences of coming to terms with a Dx of AS/HFA in mid-life.

I know for many people the experience was enlightening, and yet also their sense of self and identity was totally transformed.

I would be interested to hear how people's process of integration varies and how they have changed.


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25 Jun 2010, 12:20 pm

I'd agree that getting a diagnosis in later life is enlightening - in my case that's because I am able to better understand and rationalise 'who I am' and why I often find it difficult to understand apparently normal situations and lifestyles. The fact that a diagnosis can transform an individual's life is something to value for that very reason.

Ideally, an early diagnosis is advantageous however people of our age have to accept that AS was not really understood until relatively recently and were it not for a family doctor taking an interest in me, I'd never have been diagnosed.

AS gives me more problems than it does advantages, but right now, largely thanks to WP, I would not want to change, I don't want to be 'cured' and I'm being to feel happy with who I am for the first time ever.


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25 Jun 2010, 1:26 pm

I just turned 40. My biggest issue right now is why didn't someone catch this earlier, or at least help me however they could? I've had all sorts of people in my life...pediatrician, teachers, college professors, therapists, psychiatrists, doctors.