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Got diagnosed last week

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Thomas H, Jun 19, 2019.

  1. Thomas H

    Thomas H New Member

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    Got diagnosed with Asperger's last week. I'm in my early thirties.

    I've done 4 vipassana retreats (10 days of silence). I'm actually not a buddhist though but I meditate for an hour every day.

    I'm a computer programmer. I've got lots and lots and lots of hobbies.
     
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    Solphire Learning to drop the mask

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    Welcome Thomas! I hope you find understanding here and people who relate to you!
     
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    Nitro Admin/Immoral Turpitude Staff Member Admin V.I.P Member

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    Hi Thomas

    welcome to af.png
     
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    Hi, Thomas H.
     
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    Welcome to the Forums! I hope you make new friends and enjoy your stay in the process! :)
     
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    Pinkie B Just Me

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    :waves: hi
     
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    I applied for a vipassana retreat once and got rejected! I was too honest with my mental health background. They said I'd probably just get worse up there. I realized a while later they were probably right.
     
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    Welcome!
     
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    clg114 Still crazy, after all these years. Staff Member V.I.P Member

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    Welcome to Autism Forums!
     
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    Welcome to Autismforums.com, Thomas. We are glad you joined.
     
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  12. Thomas H

    Thomas H New Member

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    I always advise people not to reveal their psychiatric history on those forms. One of those groups excluded me over it.
     
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    I'm considering getting a vasectomy for 3 reasons:
    (1) I have Aspergers
    (2) My nephew is a mute autistic
    (3) Two of my first cousins are autistic -- one of them has severe sensory problems and the other is still in diapers at the age of 7

    Anyone else consider sterilisation?
     
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    Hi Thomas, I was formally diagnosed a few month's ago. Anyway, very much welcome here.
     
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    Bolletje Overly complicated potato V.I.P Member

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    I'm considering not having children because of my autism and bipolar disorder.
     
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    Oh I'll have children alright but just with different sperm.
     
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    Do you know about the risk of having chronic pain after it for life? There are safer for long-term means for prevention of pregnancy.
     
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    Hello and welcome
     
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    Hello and welcome.

    Yes, I considered and went through with it. I knew for definite from around the age of 22 that I didn't want children. I was sterilised when I was 27. Decades later, I still don't have any regrets.