I’m starting a new life today. In my new life,when I wake up at 4 in the morning,I get out of bed,drink a cup of warm soy milk and write down the words that elude me the rest of the hours of the day.
I’ve been fighting this new life with its 4am wakeup time for weeks now. I am a person who must have at least eight hours of sleep each night. Otherwise,I chug through my day cranky,sore and brittle with despair.
It was never uncommon for me to wake every couple of hours,
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“In 1979, I needed to learn more than biology or chemistry or how to deconstruct literature. I needed to learn how to navigate my life as an adult with a sensory modulation and sensory motor disorder.” –Lane
“Can you take me to a doctor?” I said into the brown plastic hand piece of my princess phone. “I’m losing my mind.”
I set the receiver into the base as gently as I could. If I wasn’t careful the ringer made a startled sound,like I had hurt it.
I sat on the sofa too weak and demoralized to do anything but
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The adults I meet on SPD forums (with few exceptions) love to read.
I hope none of my loved ones will be too offended when I announce to the world… books have always been,and still are,my best friends.
I love an excellent book,fiction or nonfiction.
Good fiction is filled with characters who will do what they will do,regardless of how I feel about it. Because there are no expectations to taint my relationship with a fictional character,I feel no guilt,no stress and no regret. There is no social unease. I don’t have to worry
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It feels like we sensory defensive adults only have two options:deal with the crazy overwhelming world the way it is or keep a safe distance away.
Imagine there was a restaurant in your neighborhood that had a special spot for sensitive people,a section of the restaurant out of the main traffic area. Imagine it had natural lighting and excellent acoustics. There would be a button on the table you could press when you wanted service. When you didn’t have your service button pressed the wait staff would leave you alone. There would be noise rules for this little section
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Before I learned I was an adult with Sensory Processing Disorder,specifically hypersensitivity (or sensory defensiveness) I had no idea how over-responsive I was to sound.
Screaming children weren’t the only thing I hated about the supermarket. All in all,food shopping topped my list of dreaded activities. I’d rather have my liver biopsied – at least they give you drugs for that.
“You spoiled brat,” The voice of reason interjected. “Do you realize the majority of the world would trade a kidney for unfettered access to abundant food?”
Yes,I realized that. And feeling bad about myself did not make grocery
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SPD? Addiction? A match cast in my neurons before I was born.
Although it has been many years since I imbibed in any recreational drug,including alcohol,I must admit to a somewhat sullied past regarding controlled substances.
Please remember,addiction is just a point on a long continuum of when and why a person uses a psychotropic.
The first step on that continuum is the discovery that the substance solves a problem. A person with an undiagnosed or unmanaged sensory processing disorder has plenty of problems,chief among them – little to no control over how she reacts,how
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