Just Joined Recently diagnosed 40 year old

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CarlinH
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06 Dec 2022, 8:21 pm

I joined the site today though I browsed for year or two and just received my diagnosis this summer at 43 after years of struggling in school, socially and with employment.

I’m joining the site because my therapist told me too lol. The majority of my interest are normal, sports, movies. I used to do stand up comedy and now do screenwriting but am socially awkward and never had many real friends mostly people I let take advantage of me.

A little more about me. I’m a life long New Yorker, a loved Uncle and care about Britney Spears more than the majority of my family lol.

Hi to everyone who reads this.



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06 Dec 2022, 8:27 pm

Hello.



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06 Dec 2022, 8:44 pm

Hey there! Ah yes, the ol' diagnosed after 40, thing ... :D


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06 Dec 2022, 9:43 pm

Welcome to Wrong Planet! :D


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07 Dec 2022, 7:34 am

welcome, you are among friendly folks. glad you are with us.


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07 Dec 2022, 2:32 pm

Welcome to WP! I hope you find that coming here was a good idea.


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07 Dec 2022, 8:45 pm

Welcome to the site. We are a fairly diverse group.


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07 Dec 2022, 8:50 pm

yay, another one rides the bus :D



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10 Dec 2022, 2:24 pm

auntblabby wrote:
yay, another one rides the bus :D


I hate the bus and always get lost lol. So last month I did Uber but had the wrong address and had to pay the guy extra to reroute and it cost me $50 to go to the doctor lol.



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10 Dec 2022, 2:26 pm

Mountain Goat wrote:
Hello.


Hi



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10 Dec 2022, 2:27 pm

AnonymousAnonymous wrote:
Welcome to Wrong Planet! :D


Thanks



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10 Dec 2022, 2:27 pm

kitesandtrainsandcats wrote:
Hey there! Ah yes, the ol' diagnosed after 40, thing ... :D


You too lol.



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10 Dec 2022, 2:29 pm

autisticelders wrote:
welcome, you are among friendly folks. glad you are with us.


Yes. I followed the forum for a while first and did find it helpful to see others having the same issues I have, also depressing to see many haven’t figured out a way to deal with it. But I’m over my crying phase, I literally cried until my body won’t let me anymore.



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10 Dec 2022, 2:30 pm

Double Retired wrote:
Welcome to WP! I hope you find that coming here was a good idea.


Thanks.



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10 Dec 2022, 2:30 pm

jimmy m wrote:
Welcome to the site. We are a fairly diverse group.


Thanks



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10 Dec 2022, 4:07 pm

CarlinH wrote:
auntblabby wrote:
yay, another one rides the bus :D


I hate the bus and always get lost lol. So last month I did Uber but had the wrong address and had to pay the guy extra to reroute and it cost me $50 to go to the doctor lol.

that's an ouchie for ya. :o