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To ask for a hand hold for the next 2 weeks...

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user1490817986 · 11/06/2017 10:48

Some of you read about my Sainsburys victory the other day (yay!). As some may know, I have autism (high functioning) and depend a lot on my mum, who I see every day.

Today she is going on holiday for 2 weeks, and I'll only have her at the end of the phone, with just Toby the cat for company, and my manchild older brother who doesn't believe I have autism. He will be staying at my mum's house which is a 20 min walk from my flat.

I'm panicking already. I see her everyday, I struggle some days with terrible clinical depression and anxiety, and I don't know how I'm going to cope without her. I have some of my weekly groups to go to (art class, coffee groups) but I still have weekends and evenings/mornings where my anxiety can be worse.

Can I ask for a virtual handhold from someone to get me through the next 2 weeks? I'm going to make a list/routine of things I can do everyday to help me.

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Tobythecat · 26/06/2017 20:04

She's back!!!!!

Thank you all for your support!

It's nice to get back to normal, we have spent the day together and i'm staying over tonight. She came back with lots of lovely presents for me too which was nice.

I will PM some of you tomorrow to thank you individually.


Queenofthestress · 26/06/2017 20:09

You completely smashed it, I bet she's so proud of you, we all are!

Wolfiefan · 26/06/2017 20:20

Well done. You've really done well. Enjoy your evening.

Foslady · 26/06/2017 20:45

Great news Toby! And you are an absolute start - you coped so well over the past two weeks, thank you for letting us be part of your journey

Foslady · 26/06/2017 20:46

Absolute start???? Absolute star!!!!BlushGrin

myrtleWilson · 26/06/2017 20:46

loved this thread! you are a Star Toby I hope you mom is super proud of you!

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Tobythecat · 27/06/2017 19:07

Just to let you all know, I've set up a local autism support group for women who have HFA. We are meeting in 2 weeks at a cafe in town. There are about 3 or 4 interested, so hopefully some of them will turn up! I will let you know how it goes.

Wolfiefan · 27/06/2017 19:47

That's amazing. Great idea. I hope it goes brilliantly.

Foslady · 27/06/2017 20:40

That's brilliant Toby - cake and chat, sounds my kind of get together!!!

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Tobythecat · 08/07/2017 20:56

Hi everyone - just a little update.

I met up with the autism group on Friday for the first time at a nice cafe. It went really well and we are meeting again next week! I'm really looking forward to it. One of the women is around my age too which is nice (she is obsessed with Harry Potter, so she will understand my Disney obsession Grin

myrtleWilson · 08/07/2017 23:04

great update Toby - so glad you had a great meeting and hope you enjoy them going forward

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