Back out of the hospital. Good news is that it is NOT Chron's disease. The bad news is that it is IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease), and I have to have an MRI scan next month in order to see which type of medicine I might be getting. However, since this will once again change my life, expect more disappearances from me.
Here's the situation vis-a-vis my parents: we definitely have to sell the house and possibly (though again definitely) move twice. Dad, it seems, has been draining the family's money for his own personal needs (Mum didn't tell me what they were), and quite generally the topic of divorce is a situation that's in the air along with others. But this personally concerns me little. What I have discussed is this:
I have come to the decision that, considering what has happened during this time has virtually ruined my life (though I mean no ill-will towards my parents), I need to live with my Mum and my sister for the duration of pursuing my own goal in life: to move to America and seek my fortune, hoping that Cartoon Network can pick me up either as a writer, or as the helmsman of the cartoon idea I've had for sometime now. It is about time normal-minded people, especially in America, realized the truth about autistic people like myself: that we aren't all as portrayed as the Internet and common views perceive us. To do that, I only need one thing:
I need to know how one can move to America and work, if the US equivalent of the Government supports adults with mental disabilities like Asperger's Syndrome in the opposite end (i.e. able to do more things for ourselves than others of that category) of the spectrum with such things like rental/housing accommodation, transportation, benefits, etc., and if there is a way to contact Cartoon Network so we can discuss employment, concerning either of the jobs above. Maybe any one of you can help me? Any type of advice is beneficial.
I know that I've discussed the situation on and off over the months, but now that I know what's happening, I really need to get a move on and prepare for the possibilities and the realities of this.
Post by Tridart/Sandpit on Nov 24, 2013 20:15:33 GMT -5
I believe you need a visa in order to move to America and work. I'd definitely recommend you do research on insurance coverage for disabilities and what disabilities are covered. I REALLY REALLY recommend you do as much research as possible. Moving to a country is a huge thing. Maybe try getting in contact with the US embassy to see if they can provide you any information.
Just been to the hospital for the results of my MRI scan. Now we know EXACTLY what I have. Since 2009, I can definitely confirm that what I have is: Chron's Disease.
Basically, parts of my digestive system - my colon, parts of my large intestine, the bit linking my large and small intestines, and some parts of my small intestine - have been infected, causing them to become inflamed. This makes those parts become narrower and their walls ruptured, hence the stomach pains I had in 2009 and the sickness in 2010. Unfortunately, parts outside of those bits have become inflamed as well, leaving scars. In short, it's all gone to pot.
There are two stages we are trying to correct this:
1. Medical Therapy - This means I have to take two types of medicine: one tiny tablet daily (then two, then three), and some granules (2g). Every Thursday from next week, I have to have a blood test to see if they work. I'll also have to go in the hospital to discuss the results.
If Stage 1 doesn't work, then it'll lead to:
2. Surgery - A major operation will be done to take apart the infected bits and put new ones in, like a jigsaw puzzle. Luckily, so far I don't have to have a special bag attached to me yet.
This means that my plans of going to America and making my own cartoon for Cartoon Network have been put on hold indefinitely during Stage 1, and will be cancelled altogether if Stage 2 comes into effect.
Good luck, Pete. I hope the medication works so you don't need the surgery. At least you finally know what the problem is. It's a shame they didn't catch it earlier and you had to deal with this for so long.
If coming to America to attempt to work at Cartoon Network is truly your dream, I would still start looking into visas and the like while you are dealing with this. If you have the energy of course. Moving to another country can be pretty difficult and takes a lot of time and research.
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Just been to the hospital. It's all good --- as of now I'm no longer anemic, plus the blood tests have come back positive, so the Medical Therapy so far is working! I have to have more blood tests fortnightly, with one tomorrow as a catch-up, but after about a month or so, it'll be reduced to just one blood test a month!
Tridart/Sandpit: And so another year has come to an end. I hope everyone out there had a happy holidays and a happy new year. Godspeed to everyone out there. Bring on the Switch!
Dec 30, 2016 23:15:03 GMT -5
Elyon: Have a great new year everyone!
Dec 31, 2016 18:16:43 GMT -5
Pete: Hopefully it'll be better than the last one!
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