Retired teacher


(California)

Only now, after many years of therapy, has my own research brought me to hear of Sensory Sensitivity. Finally! I have a terrible time with noise, bright lights, bright colors, and too many people. I am totally unable to multi-task. As hard as I tried, I could not overcome these difficulties in teaching; I finally had to retire early. Now, I live on two acres in the country and tutor on a one-to-one basis. I finally feel that I can cope and offer something to the world. Once a week I go "into town" to buy things not available where I live, but I can stand it for only so long before I simply have to get out of Dodge.


If I had it to do over, I would have chosen a profession that allowed me to have a quiet and stimulus-subdued environment. I'm not sure what that would have been as my forte is with words rather than math. At least retirement is lovely.

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May 15, 2013
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by: Anonymous

Appreciated a comment from a fellow sufferer in my age group. I'm just about to retire even though it's a small sum. I've had dozens and dozens of low paying jobs even though I hold 2 degrees. All of my 5 senses are above normal and something truly loud can send me howling in pain. I thought I was the only one out there but then I had a roommate who offered me something to eat and I told her it wasn't that I didn't like what she offered but I couldn't stand the texture of it. She understood because her son had Asperger's and also had the sensory problem. Finally, an answer. I love to hear someone older has been able to finally make a life for herself. That's very inspirational for me - thanks - megnelan@yahoo.com

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