Sensory overload. What is it really like? Difficult to pin down, common to most autistics, yet different in each individual and varying from one circumstance to another. No, it’s not just “all in the imagination” and no, we are not deliberately playing some dramatic role for whatever purported attention-seeking accusation.
Right. So, here. Today’s episode.
Heat. Humidity. Crowds. Smells. Noise. Lights. Over-exposure.
11.45am – 1pm. Just a wee bit over an hour.
Nausea. Vertigo. Uhoh… think I am going to throw up – search frantically for a plastic bag. OK, this is going to be awkward, standing at the bus stop. Should I give up and go sit down somewhere? Bus is arriving in 2 minutes. Determination and stubborn grit – just get home, Bunny!
I did it!
Safe, tucked into bed with my panacea for all woes – Canine Angel and warm vanilla hound.
Ah, so lucky to have my Lucy Like-a-Charm!