Today has been rather uneventful in terms of Asperger’s Syndrome. I couldn’t sleep well last night, which caused for me to feel just awful. Remember, I’m also Chronicly Fatigued. I decided I felt okay enough to try to go to work, but I’d have to take it easy.
Even so, I still felt awful. I got my keycard to enter the building and a few rooms (yay!), so that’s a plus. After telling my team leader about how I felt, I calmly got to my job. After about half an hour or an hour or so (I lost count), I suddenly got very dizzy, couldn’t focus anymore and started to cry. I immediately walked up to my team leader and told him what happened. At the same time my jobcoach arrived.
We had a good talk where I could tell what was on my mind and they told me I could just work to my own pace and we would see how far I could come. After a glass of water I felt a bit better and got back to my job at an even slower pace. Luckily today was a very calm day in terms of visitors needing things from me. It’s like the world just knew that I needed a calm day and decided to stay at home. In the end I did get all my work done. In fact, the last 15 minutes I honestly didn’t have anything to do.
In terms of Asperger’s Syndrome, there was only one thing really bothering me. Because I was so tired, all noise came in much harder than normally. At work they blend ice to make smoothies and things like that and those blenders make a lot of noise. But that was the only thing really bothering me, causing me to get distracted sometimes (to the annoyance of some clients. Sorry!).
Well in the end I did manage to get some kind of blogpost done, but it’s more about my Chronic Fatigue than my life with Asperger’s Syndrome. In the sense of Asperger’s Syndrome I can only say what I stated before; a mentally and/or physically bad day can really make a difference. Suddenly I get overloaded a lot faster and I get wrapped up in my own little world, just trying to focus on getting through the day. Can’t wait for a better day to shine again!