I’m sorry I’m not sure about what happened today. Autism was on the news?

I read that #actuallyautistic was trending on Twitter while I was out at the Gym etc. I’m not sure what happened earlier in regard to autism being in the news. I only saw a clip of Paddy Mcguiness talking about autism in relation to his three children. I don’t know whether that was part of whatever was on the news or separate. I did notice that I’ve had a lot of blog hits within a short period of time via the google search today. The blog does come up when someone types autism in search. I don’t think it is the top link though. The National Autistic Society comes up as the top search result using the keyword ‘Autism’. Anyway, I’m thankful for the extra views. I constantly promote the blog but my the amount of views doesn’t increase over a certain level. I get annoying to others while I’m promoting which puts off potential visitors too. I feel much better for going the to the Gym earlier. I just need to keep it up. That is a challenge when some days I feel quite unmotivated. I enjoy some of the activities I do, but not everything. I can’t leave the unpleasant parts out because my workout won’t give me the physical results I’m hoping to achieve. I’m hoping to tone up rather than lose weight. The weight loss will be a bonus, but if I’m in shape and fitter physically than I am at the moment, that will be enough of a result for me. I’m probably going to lose a few inches when I’m toned up but I’m not obsessed with losing lbs of my body weight at this point. I’m not built totally slim. I’m never going to be one of those skinny model types. I’m not tall enough… all my weight collects around my middle. It would be lovely to have a firm bum again, at the moment I have a lot of cellulite from the weight gain. I’m nearly in my mid 30’s, so I’m not expecting to look as slim as I was during my 20’s again. I have excess weight around my middle from being pregnant with my son (10 years later, he was a large baby so lots of excess skin). It’s important to have realistic expectations. I look younger anyway, but I can never have my body which I had many years ago.

Mister seems a lot better since he started his antibiotics and painkillers for his bladder infection. He’s definitely feeling back to his normal self. He ate his own dinner but then tried to nick mine (he hasn’t tried to do this for weeks). He was laying around a lot. Now he’s active again not wanting to sleep so much. He peed this morning but his medication needs to work on the infection more to completely cure it. They pee when they feel pain because apparently it’s close to their pain receptors. I always knew that it wasn’t behavioral because trying to train him didn’t work. He was trying to tell me something. He doesn’t do anything else naughty (apart from the odd box shredding and eyeing up my food/licking my plate).

Author: Diary of a Painfully Shy Introvert

A blog written by a female diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome but suspected PDA in more recent years. Musings of a Trainee Battleaxe was created to not only create awareness of the PDA part of the spectrum; but also to educate the public hopefully creating understanding in order to stop future generations being let down and labelled negatively. Disclaimer: There may be parts of this blog which viewers may find upsetting as it contains accounts of real life events which have been quite traumatic. However, it is all to help create a sense of understanding and combat the fear surrounding all aspects of mental illness and Pathological Avoidance Syndrome (a very little understood part of the autistic spectrum).

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