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Featured Do you over or under exaggerate

Discussion in 'General Autism Discussion' started by Pats, Feb 10, 2020.

  1. Yeshuasdaughter

    Yeshuasdaughter Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    I do both. I can never really explain the way a situation really was to another person. The adjectives I use are often all wrong and I guess it just boils down to "you just had to have been there."
     
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  2. Streetwise

    Streetwise very cautious contributor V.I.P Member

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    I think for everybody who is autistic it’s a mixture of being autistic and what you’ve been taught
     
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  3. Au Naturel

    Au Naturel Au Naturel

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    I wouldn't be driving at all if there were a real risk of passing out. You pass out 4 miles from home - run over someone - and then what?

    As a general rule, I'll talk to my wife about medical issues. She is an RN. If she wants to tell the kids, she can. Everybody else in the world can find out after the fact when I blog about it. What would be the point in causing other people to worry? It won't make my problem any better and makes their lives worse.

    When it is over I'll just blog about it as a great adventure.
     
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  4. Au Naturel

    Au Naturel Au Naturel

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    LOL! When I was a kid I only went to the doctor if it were a life-threatening emergency. That has a downside in terms of preventative care. I got a couple of fairly big scars out of that.

    I once cut myself at work badly with a paper cutter. Blood everywhere. I wrapped my finger really tight with paper towels and taped them in place to stop the bleeding. Then I set about cleaning up the blood that was everywhere. Had to redo the copies that got blood on them. I ended up having to change the towels 3 times before the bleeding stopped. Nobody ever knew.

    Not a matter of undercomplaining. I try to take care of myself when I can. It feels good to do so.
     
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  5. Aspychata

    Aspychata Serenity waves, beachy vibes

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    I think l err on the side of this happened and therefore we have this situation. I think l downplay or ignore my stuff unless trauma is associated with it.
    Other stuff l will emphasize but not lie, but put a spin on it- sensationalize because l am hoping to bring home a point or issue. So as other posters say: it gets down to context.
    When my ex was passing out in ER, l calmly said diabetes runs in his family, bam - he was immedately jacked up on insulin and even wrote me a thank note for saving his life. Apparently, coma was next for him, his sugar count was 1450- eyes rolling up. I remember his blood sugar count was like a chess rating number but his rating is more 1670 for chess.
     
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    Pats Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    I don't know enough about chess for that to make sense, but the glucose level - whoah! Did he survive?
     
  7. Aspychata

    Aspychata Serenity waves, beachy vibes

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    Yes, but he was in intensive care for some time, he had to wear glasses for a couple of months then he no longer needed them. It was frightening. I came everyday and played his favorite Mozart CD for him. ER staff was shocked at how high it was. He was on insulin shots when he left. He actually went to doctors office before this and the physician assistant missed all the tell-tale classic signs of thirst and excess bathroom calls. That day l picked him up at work, he was sitting on the ground, probably so weak. I took him home, saw he wasn't getting better, drove him to ER. His eyes rolled clear up in clinic, l could only see the whites, he was probably that close to coma by then.
     
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