PTSD

I am not 100% sure but I think I might have PTSD, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Reason being? I broke my arm back in June of 2015. I keep having these recurring dreams, or nightmares, depending on how you look at it, about breaking my arm. You see, I had just had a pacemaker installed 2 days prior. That doesn’t bother me. It was a weird experience, don’t get me wrong, but not that bad. Collapsing and breaking my arm and shattering my funny bone was very traumatic. Seeing as I don’t remember actually falling, I think that makes it all the worse. That plus what happened when I had my arm operated on a few days later. I had to be put under to have my arm operated on. Being scared shitless and freaked out PLUS having Autism, it took 2 tries to fully sedate me for the surgery. Plus staying in the hospital for 3 days after the surgery nearly sleepless is enough to drive it home. Funny thing is, I speak at hospitals about my experiences in hospitals and on the Autism Spectrum. I love my job. Uncomfortable as it is, it is my job and I get paid to do it. I have found my life’s calling with the speaking job. Feel free to comment on this topic and let me know what you think. Thanks and I look forward to hearing from you!

-Tom

Author: AuTom Spectrum Blog

I have Autism and am a self-advocate and public speaker. On the side I do stand-up comedy. I live in Baltimore County and have an AMAZING girlfriend

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