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Gathering Wool

All wound up in imagination

When I was a lad, there were many times when I was required to sit still.

Now I can tell you that, as a person with ADHD for whom the capital 'H' actually is applicable, that wasn't easy.

But I'm not primarily hyperactive, nor am I primarily inattentive. I'm combined type.

And that has helped me ... somewhat.
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ADHD

I Hate Being Sick

Health Care for the distracted ...

There are some things that are universal. Whether you have ADHD or not, very few people like being sick.

I'll admit that there have been times when I've been under the weather and felt like I appreciated the excuse to take a break, but I've never really enjoyed being ill.

And I confess that being sick makes me appreciate things like slippers, sweaters, blankets, soup, and other things...
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The Rest Is Gravy

Who needs gravy?

Have you heard about this? This weekend, this long weekend, October 6th to 9th, is the Canadian Thanksgiving.

It happens earlier than American Thanksgiving because winter also happens earlier and the American date is too late in the year for us to be able to count on the weather.

So the holiday progression, for those keeping score, is Canadian Thanksgiving, Halloween, American Thanks giving, and then Christmas.

But when it comes...
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ADHD

Numb And Number

Maybe even the nummiest

I can think of any number of times I was oblivious to the obvious. It happens quite frequently.

And there's a sick feeling I get in the pit of my stomach when that occurs.

It's kind of like watching an accident about to happen and being unable to do anything about it.

Suddenly, people are looking at me like I have a third eye.

And I wish I had a...
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Video Games Cause ADHD

Keep your eye on the prize

Did I get your attention?

Good. Now that I have it ... "Don't Be So Foolish!"

Saying video games cause ADHD is like saying blindness causes macular degeneration.

No, I'm not suggesting that ADHD causes video games, let's not be foolish. There's a connection, but it isn't a cause and effect type of thing.
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Wait A Minute!!!

As if ...

I like lineups, kind of, and waiting rooms too.

It's a bit of a coping mechanism I've developed, I guess. I just simply tell myself that it can't be helped, and I now have an excuse for being late.

Then I settle in to enjoy myself, often conversing with other people in my same situation.

I think I got that from my mother.
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Chew On This!

Brushing up on ADHD

I hate statistics. Well, actually, I love to quote them, but I hate having to look them up.

The problem is, I read them somewhere, and then months later I repeat them and I can't find where I got them from to prove my statement.

For instance, I know that I've read that people with ADHD are 'some certain number of times' more likely to be visiting the emergency room at...
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Fake News

This really burns me up ...

I really thought we'd put this one to bed. But it seems that we've only just begun.

There's a book out called Selling Sickness, that claims, among other things, that ADHD is a "man created disease."

I love when people talk like they know things, but even the words they choose reveal their ignorance.
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