About Me

I am a fortysomething wife, mother and owner of insane (and flatulent) dog.

I blog about autism, anxiety and life as a hormonally challenged idiot.

I was diagnosed autistic at the age of 46 after a lifetime of wondering why I don’t fit in and why my brain does it’s ‘funky thing’. Autism defines me.

My greatest achievement is birthing three boys: Eldest boy, Middle boy and The Boy, who is autistic. One’s an actor. One’s a photographer and one wants to be a professional Pokemon trainer when he grows up. Or is it a professional Minecraft blogger?

Last but not least is Miss Fartalot. Mongrel. Flatulent. Woof.

Why Inside The Rainbow?

Well, rainbows are often used to symbolise autism. One can see a rainbow (e.g parent of an autistic child) or one can can live inside the rainbow (autistic).

“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”
Rob Siltanen

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17 thoughts on “About Me

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  2. Hi Tracy – your blog about Lorna Byrne really made me laugh! I want to believe her (and my philosophy is you might as well believe what helps you along, and belief in a guardian angel certainly helps me) but something about her disturbs me, and it’s this. Of the cast of thousands in her books – all the people who she has encountered and often apparently helped – I cannot find one who has verified her story from their own side. Not one. I keep googling, ‘Lorna Byrne Verification’ or ‘Lorna Byrne Testimonials’ and I get the same links back to journalistic interviews or her website. Or to articles like yours, which at least made me laugh. Wouldn’t you think there would be at least one account along the lines of ‘I met Lorna and she told me something she couldn’t possibly have known’? Or ‘I met Lorna and what she told me helped me with my seemingly insurmountable problem – it’s mentioned in her book’? Am I missing something?

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    • Hi Babs, the one thing I am sure of when it comes to Lorna is that she believes what she is saying. It’s a nice story in a world that can get very dark at times. I can understand why people want to believe her. The problem with verification is that a lot of paranormal experiences are personal and happen when a person is alone. Lorna’s debut was a stand out book but she’s milked it ever since, which takes away some of it’s uniqueness for me. That said, apparently she gives a lot of money to charity and isn’t exactly swanning about wearing dark sunglasses and demanding stuff. So there’s hope lol. I did happen to find some verification albeit anecdotal and it’s come from her daughter who is also her PA. That said, I’m presuming the person in question would verify it as they are named?
      I’m glad you like my post and thank you for commenting. 🙂

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  3. friends are very difficult too make having aspergers .BUT those friends you met in the 90s NO FRIENDS .would have helped you if YOU HAD VOMITED
    you could take part in research .THIS WOULD HELP YOU
    my blog http;//mark-kent.webs.com


  4. i have IBS .Anxiety ,migraines .very very messy .very effecting with aspergers
    people never see the every day effects



    • Hi Mark, sorry to hear you struggle too, but you’re right. People must look at us and think we’re fine. They have no idea of the inner chaos and pain. I’m on my second day of migraines and the only medication I can take for them makes my IBS flare up. I just want to get back into bed, but I can’t – I have to function, but illness makes functioning very hard – especially when you find it hard to function anyway because you’re autistic – you know?


      • great deal in common .migraines are as bad for me .when they happen too me

        i am ALLWAYS Vomiting .when this happens .Pain INSTANTLY Goes

        have you tryed .Anadin Extra .pack 16 caplets /packet top half is yellow

        bottom half is red .can be worth a try .any trouble with Allergies

        Hayfever .Asthma




      • Hi Mark, I only vomited once with my migraines and that was the first one I had when I was in my early 20s. I just feel nauseous now. I take codiene because most other medications contain caffiene and I’m sensitive to it. Paracetamol on it’s own is no use.


      • your replies are going in my JUNK e.mails

        research is rare yet this is so effecting .i am very very sensitive as well .with me i would

        rather be Vomiting than have the Migraines .the slightest noise/movement pain shoots

        up .i do think it is worsor for Ladies than men .BUT it is still very very painful .with research it has said migraines are very common when a person has been Bullied

        or if they have been Abused .,




      • why do you think i am telling you this .my sensories are very very HIGH about people

        MOST do NOT understand or Aware .WE DO .you have same problems .I DO

        research has shown migraines MOST COMMON with any body who has been

        Bullied or Abused .i do think that Aspergers and Migraines go TOGETHER



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