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ADHD

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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ADHD

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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ADHD

I Still Don’t See …

Oh, I see ...

I've been struggling to describe ADHD in a way that could be understood.

And part of that struggle comes from the fact that I don't really understand what it is like to not have ADHD

In the past I spent time not knowing I had ADHD, thinking I was just like everyone else. I thought that I was maybe a little different, but nothing definable.
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ADHD

What Time Is It?

Get them done ...

Yeah, on second thought, don't tell me.

I find it absolutely amazing that I learned to tell time so easily. But I haven't yet learned the significance of time.

I mean, I get that it passes, and I know there's only so much of it. I know there's lots more coming, but others have things that they need to do at certain times so I'm supposed to get...
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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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This Is It!

You've been warned ...

Seriously. This is it. I'm done!

I'm done with ADHD, I've had enough. I'm done with people assuming I can't focus on things. That's crazy. Not the inability to focus, them thinking I can't, they're the crazy ones.

It's true that I have trouble controlling my focus, but I can focus. Stop saying I can't.
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ADHD

A Million Things To Do

Gotta get it done ....

Yep. I have a million things to do. And that used to overwhelm me.

I've got to find a new truck cap for winter. The cap off my old truck won't fit the new one, so I'm driving around with my bed exposed.

And I have to make dinner for tonight. I mean, that's often part of my daily tasks, so no big deal, but still, it's on the...
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Just Calm Down

Help end Delusions Of Normalcy

So, the old "lessons" people used to try to teach us ... are still around.

"Just focus." "You can do this, it's just a form to fill out. Look, everyone else has theirs done." "Take it easy." "Just calm down."

I personally love when those lessons occur. In fact, I like to use them as learning moments, opportunities to make things better in my life.
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Hey Doc … You’ve got ADHD?

Healing art

So, people with ADHD are everywhere. And they are doing everything.

And the deal is, if you have ADHD, and you've figured out your coping mechanisms, and you can handle the job you're doing, then you go!

I've written about being fairly sure I shouldn't drive a bus. Especially not a school bus. I'm not suggesting the added responsibility of children would be a bad thing, but hey need to be certain places...
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