I am an extraordinarily capable person on a number of things. However, there are *several* areas where my neurological issues come to play.
Doctors TERRIFY me. Specifically coordinating doctors.
Example: I just spent $600 going to a doctor out of network to get an STD test because trying to figure out how to get it done in network was overwhelming AF. Worse, the out of network thing resulted in me getting so anxious I was shaking.
personal dysfunction, health care
Another example... I lost all my hair to alopecia universalis, right? It took me *THREE YEARS* to actually finally GO to the doctor and get checked out for that.
I'm happy because my partner @hyenagirl64 is helping me work through this. I actually went to the doctor today and did an intake for a new Primary Care Physician!!! I did a physical and stuff! I have a doctor again for the first time in years!!!!!!
It's just HARD for me.
Another thing I struggle with?
Disorganization. The more things are disorganized, the less I am able to think about them. I start becoming like... BLOCKED from thinking about them. As though something is in the way stopping me. It's one reason I spend so much time energy and delight in organizing things. Without organization, my brain fails.
@pandora_parrot oh my god that is terrible that it was so expensive. I'm so sorry.
@AzureHusky It would have been cheaper if I had a regular doctor... but I don't... and I don't have the spoons to figure this out. :(
@pandora_parrot I'm so sorry. That is so stressful
re: personal dysfunction
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