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It's my life! by LibidinousWonder

SO I guess a legitimate update is in order, seeing as how I haven't posted one in awhile. As some of you know, or may not know, I have a plethora of issues. The most prominent being epilepsy, PTSD, severe social anxiety, and the like. Yesterday Lucca and I met with this wonderful lady we met over Craigslist that is going to teach her how to drive, for free! She did so because her son is on the Autism Spectrum, like Lucca. When we met, however, I learned that she also has PTSD and social anxiety, has a service animal, and is going through the process of applying for disability. So after a few suggestions I am on the path toward getting a service animal! We also went by the Vocational Rehabilitation Center in town and met this incredibly kind woman. Basically they exist to help people with issues, such as ours, find and keep work. If it becomes impossible to do that, they help you get on disability. It really makes me feel good that there is a chance that I might be able to be a productive, contributing member of society again. While I don't have anything against social programs per say, I'd much rather work than sit around at home all day. So I really feel, for the first time in a LONG time, that I have some hope for the future! I will NOT be a statistic!

It's my life!


6 March 2014 at 09:51:01 MST

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    Congratulations, that's great to hear! :D I'm dealing with a somewhat similar situation, albeit I don't have it so bad I guess. Severe social anxiety, Aspergers, prosopagnosia, and directional dyslexia have all pretty much screwed up my life in a lot of ways. I'm really scared about being able to find a better job and transporting myself due to my disorders. At some point I will probably have to take a bus for the disabled...but I don't even know how to get that service. All this just so I can go to the store, work, all of that. People without these sorts of problems take things for granted I think. :( That's wonderful that you're finding the light at the end of the tunnel! I hope you are able to get a good job and that you receive your service animal soon! :)

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      Thank you so much! I hope that you're able to get some assistance as well ^^. You definitely deserve it after all you've been through.