So, I haven’t been blogging for a while, due to several reasons. First of all, the heat has been bothering me quite a bit. It worsens my sensory overload and really gets to me, especially when it is humid (which it is a lot in my country).
Secondly, I have been thinking a lot about ‘coming out’ as being on the spectrum, since I am a doctor. There are quite some doctors on the spectrum. But nobody is open about it, which I can understand. I like to be open about it, but I don’t want it to have negative repercussions. One colleague, who is open about her autism, is advising doctors not to be open about it. I guess she experienced first-hand the (negative?) effect of being open about it.
So, what have I been up to?
* Well, I have found one more ‘tool’ to fight the heat, thanks to instagram. After posting a blog about a cap which can cool you down, I was followed by a company selling products that cool you down. I checked them out, and was happy to see they sell a lot of different cooling vests! I bought one, tested it, and will review the vest as soon as I can. 🙂
* I contacted a company which sells special toothbrushes which can be used in autism. I would like to test them. Haven’t heard anything from them yet… 🙁
* I decided to buy a weighted blanket.
I have known of their existence for quite a while. Well, I knew of the handmade blankets you can buy online, to be honest. Since I have experienced the great advantages of deep pressure, I have been very interested in this product. But they are pretty expensive. Through instagram (yes, again :)!) I got to know the products of Somnos (they followed me). I checked out their site and videos, and I must say, their blankets look amazing. Since their product did not magically appear for free to review on my doorstep (bummer!), I decided to buy one. I really hope it will help with my sensory overload! I ordered it when I was heavily overloaded, and dying to find some relief. Amazon says I will receive my blanket tomorrow (and not today, as they promised grrrr). I. Can. Not. Wait.!!!!!