The message came from somebody on Twitter, who has recently been diagnosed with both epilepsy and autism. She found my blog via Twitter and found my Facebook page from there.
What she had to say broke my heart. Not many friends, shy, a little afraid of her diagnoses and what the “label” might mean for her future and reaching out to me for support. Having been in exactly her position in the past, I could have cried and just wanted to find this lady and give her the enormous hug that she so deserves.
Sadly I am unable to do this, but what I can (and did) do is respond to her and take her outstretched hand through cyberspace.
This is exactly the reason that I began this blog; so that people like me will never have to feel as isolated and alone as I once did. This is the difference that I have intended to make.
I would like to thank the young lady for contacting me and being so candid and open with me about her particular situation. I shall do my best to guide you through the neurological fog and help you find your way to a safe path that you are comfortable on.
Thank you for contacting me. You are not alone.