Trying to cope

Some of you may know that for the last week of October I went away on holiday. We gave a family member the number to our key safe so that she could feed our chickens while away. Unfortunately that trust was taken advantage of. This person brought five friends into our home where they drunk alcohol we had in the house, ransacked our house, took drugs and stole from us. The event has left me deeply shaken up and has caused a rift in our family.

A month after what has happened I still struggle on a daily basis to cope with what has gone on. My room was my safe haven. When things got too much for me I would take a step back and go in there. Escaping from the world around me. But now I can barely go in there and only last week was I able to sleep in my own bed with the aid of sleeping tablets.

Today I went to the doctors to see what they could do for my sleep it was during this time she said she wanted to ask me a few questions. At the end of the survey she told me that it was for PTSD. Out of 20 if you scored between 6-10 it was likely you’d have PTSD. Anything higher than 10 meant you defiantly had PTSD. I scored 18. I am still struggling to cope with the trauma and now worry about what life ahead will be like with PTSD.

I recommend: House Rules (book)

This is a book by Jodi Picoult probably most famous for her book, My Sister’s Keeper. When Jess Ogilvy is found dead, police think its foul play. Whilst inspecting those closest to Jess suspicion soon falls on Jacob Hunt. But Jacob is no ordinary 18-year-old he has Asperger’s and Jess was is Social Skills Councillor. All the traits of AS make Jacob seem guilty. Avoiding eye contact, admitting to tidying up the crime scene, his obsession with forensics.

This book is not only a good portrayal of AS but makes the reader start to look deeper into Jacob’s character and see if things really are what they seem on the outside. Jodi also writes so that we see the story through the eyes of Jacob, Emma (his mother), Theo (his brother) and the people working on the case. Through is interesting story that has you hooked we see AS through the eyes of someone with it and people in the world around them.

I need your help…

I am going to write a ebook on Asperger’s Syndrome. I’ve got a few ideas on chapters and I’ve started writing a bit. All the proceeds are going to a charity that helps children with Asperger’s. For this reason I want it to be perfect!! So this is where I need your help. What would you want to read in a book about Asperger’s or what are the things that you have liked in books about Asperger’s.

Please help me to make this book a success  ツ

Aspie Vocab & Recomendations

So I’ve decided to do a page on my blog about words and abbreviations that you might see in my blog that are to do with Asperger’s. I sometimes use these in conversations and people get stuck on what it means so I have to explain. I’ve often wondered if people on here understand it as well. Some examples are NT, specialist subject, ASD, AS, etc. If you have any please let me know.

I’m also going to be writing a page on recommendations of websites, blogs, books, films etc on Asperger’s that I love I’ll be posting a new recommendation every week and then adding it to the list. Please let me know of your favourites so I can check them out and add them.