I can see everything clearly now

I don't know whether to laugh or cry. I could have written all of your posts. I am starting to conclude that most of us with EXTREME sensory issues are highly intelligent as well as highly clairvoyant. This is all making sense now. We are all blessed with a gift but "cursed" at the same time....Those of you with soft sound sensitivity issues...if you are fortunate enough to have a few hundred dollars to spare, PLEASE purchase the new BOSE noise cancellation headphones. I can actually now sit in the same room with my husband and eat dinner. The soft sounds are not as annoying.


There are still tons of issues with other irritating habits of his we have to work on because I still can?t stand the sight of the behavior. Husband told me to wear a blindfold. Poor guy. My father --- forget it ? I can?t even be in the same room with him or look at him AT ALL because he is full of mouth/nose noises all the time. I miss being able to talk to him. I can?t even stand the sound of his voice on the phone anymore. His ?ssss?s? and tttt?s drive me insane. This is very sad because he is the kindest most selfless father ever.

I think it?s worse than ever for me because I haven?t slept or eaten properly since my little boy was born. when I am not well-rested I am a nightmare. I am wondering if it is worse because I use way way too much salt, and I also do not have sufficient magnesium in my system. I have always referred to this ?thing? I have had as ?being wired incorrectly.? Turns out I always knew there was something wrong with my circuits.. I propose we really start to analyze patterns amongst us (using checklist below) to figure out even more possible similarities. Or you can use it as your own tool to self-heal once you see it all so very simply and clearly on paper.

It is absolutely NOT a coincidence that we are all finding each other via the internet. Here is my profile based on the adult checklist.

Auditory Sense? Defensive
Olfactory Sense? Defensive
Vestibular Sense? Defensive
Visual Input Sense? Over-responsive
Interoceptive Sense? Normal
Clairvoyant/Extrasensory Perception? YES
Proprioceptive Sense? Under-responsive
Gustatory Sense? Under-responsive
Tactile Sense?Under-Responsive

(self-diagnosis ? yes! but I am very objective about myself because I can take myself almost literally outside of my body and look down on myself from the outside vs. the inside to see what others are seeing from the that perspective. I bet if you are reading this you can too. Something bigger than us is in process here)

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Feb 06, 2010
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Seeing Clearly
by: Karen

Dear Seeing Clearly Now,

I really enjoyed reading your page. I work with elementary school children and in the process of educating myself on Sensory Processing Disorder. I am discovering a lot of my own issues, things a thought were "quirky" actually have a name. You mentioned being perhaps clairvoyant, can you explain this further? I have always believed that there are no coincidences as well. I would be interested in your response. Thank you. Karen

Oct 01, 2009
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by: Anonymous

Kim,

I am wondering if your son maybe has poor visual-motor skills? Have you seen an OT?

From an insider's perspective on vestibular dysfunction, it is extremely difficult to explain ? but I will try. Most of the time I desire to be swimming in deep water so that something outside of my body can ?hold? me and protect me from falling, or tripping, or headaches & pain in my joints. I am not suggesting your son has that exact experience. There are multiple ways in which vestibular dysfunction manifests?..have you read the book by Carol Stock Kranowitz? The Out of Sync Child is the title of the book.

I can tell you that the humiliation of failing at all physical ed. activities in front of my peers day after day, year after year, was extremely damaging to my self-esteem! It was as if though I was the biggest loser in the world, and I felt ashamed to even be taking up space on earth. I am female though ? and unfortunately ? peers are much harder on males who are a little slower physically. So, I was lucky to be a girl because I didn?t have intense pressure to succeed in sports/phys ed. I believe this problem is worse for boys than it may be for girls. Please know I am not being sexist in any way. It was a different time back then as you know. Your son won?t have to go through any of this now because the medical community is starting to understand in depth??your son?s superior intellect will matter when it comes down to it. Individuals w/ Aspergers are known to make wonderful professors, doctors, lawyers, and accountants!

I do want to let you know that I can tell you are a wonderful and caring mother, and that you WILL find the answers you are seeking. Don't give up.

Your son is still so young - he'll do very well in the future - if my poor mom had access to this info 30 years ago when I was five, it would have saved her a lot of heartache. Best wishes for lots of successful development ahead.

Sep 30, 2009
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by: kim

Maybe you could help me understand some things better for my 5 year old.

He has aspergers and definite sensory issues.
And yes, hes highly intelligent in alot of areas.
Question, how do things bother you vestibularly and proprioceptively?. What are you actually experiencing in these areas, if you have them??

He rocks ALOT, not head banging but rocking.
He does alot of weird things with his eyes,like opening them wide and holding it, and looking at you side ways

He also has trouble catching a ball alot. Not ALWAYS , but more than not. and he doesn't like the feeling of not being intact with the floor.
Can you describe what these things make you feel or feel like if you experience this also.
Of course there is alot more stuff, but i was wondering what you have to say, coming from someone who has to ACTUALLY dealt with this, not a Dr. who has only read about it, and observed it.
You're in-put would be soo greatly appreciated, and your time also,
Thank you, kim

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