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When Waiting Really Sucks…….

April 17, 2010

…..And Threatens to Drive You Insane……..

Well folks, that’s where we are right now. Waiting. To begin another chapter in our autistic lives. In my last post, I talked about a program in Connecticut that might help us get back in academia where we belong….and help us with the non-academic bullshit that goes along with being a college student and just plain being alive…..independently.I’m obviously not talking about breathing…..I’m talking about being able to hold down our own fort…..a place of our own…..basic housekeeping……meal preparation…..that kind of thing.

The meeting went very well……I was amazed. I’d had……maybe…….four and a half hours of sleep the night before…..(I hate how I can never get to sleep until very late….the night before something big. Like this meeting.)

But apparently I was very focused during the whole four hours Dad and I were there…..first there was the meeting with Dad, myself (I, Andrea, was the one present for the meeting.) and the Vice President of admissions. She talked about the different programs they have, what each can do for me, things of that nature. Then I went to see a staff person have a meeting with students. Then I, another student, and the VP walked to a nice Chinese place for lunch. It was hot as hell that day…….91F. Yuck! Especially in April. Double yuck!

I’ll write another post about the meetings in more detail perhaps….later.

The main point of this post is…….well…….honestly……to bitch about how much waiting sucks. It’s gonna be another three months AT LEAST before we can start……..one of us made a countdown and put it on our wall. Today we can cross three days from that countdown. Small victory. Yay.

More apologies for an unfinished March Disability Blog Carnival…..time ran away from us…….

Another update: Ivan is doing considerably better than he was at the time of my last post. It’s still up and down somewhat, but much better overall.

Take care, all.

Andrea the Integral

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2 comments

  1. Waiting is unfortunately the life of someone with autism and their families. Waitlists are the “norm”. But, I’d rather be on one and know something is finally going to get done – like waiting all of the past year for dental surgery, and finally after changing dentists last month, little boy now goes July 2nd – Than not having a firm date, a firm yes/no.

    We’ve been waiting since Dec to see if little boy will be moved to a special ed classroom in Sept… A very amazing classroom, in a great school, with a wonderful teacher. We had to do more paperwork.. it’s done.. took 4mths for 2 lousy words on a piece of paper. We saw the school this past Wed….

    And instead of saying “yes or no”….

    It’s a system placement (not our home school)… it’s atleast 2 more weeks wait to get a confirmation.

    I too, am tired of waiting.


  2. Farmwife: how do you cope with the wait? What sorts of things do you do or think about or not do, or not think about, to pass the time? That’s our biggest problem….

    Yeah you’re right, it’s better to be waiting for something that is certainly GOING TO HAPPEN at some point…..than to not know at all one way or another.

    4 months for two lousy words……oh man that’s a real bummer. sorry to hear that.

    Andrea the Integral, who has not been doing any integration or math-related stuff lately



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