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Thread: A.A.A.D.D.. KNOW THE SYMPTOMS!

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    A.A.A.D.D.. KNOW THE SYMPTOMS!

    Thank goodness there's a name for this disorder.
    Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder.

    This is how it manifests:

    I decide to water my garden. As I turn on the hose in the driveway, I look over at my car and decide it needs washing.

    As I start toward the garage, I notice mail on the porch table that I brought up from the mail box earlier.

    I decide to go through the mail before I wash the car.

    I lay my car keys on the table, put the junk mail in the garbage can under the table, and notice that the can is full.

    So, I decide to put the bills back on the table and take out the garbage first..

    But then I think, since I'm going to be near the mailbox when I take out the garbage anyway, I may as well pay the bills first.

    I take my check book off the table, and see that there is only one check left. My extra checks are in my desk in the study, so I go inside the house to my desk where I find the can of Pepsi I'd been drinking.

    I'm going to look for my checks, but first I need to push the Pepsi aside so that I don't accidentally knock it over.

    The Pepsi is getting warm, and I decide to put it in the refrigerator to keep it cold.

    As I head toward the kitchen with the Pepsi, a vase of flowers on the counter catches my eye--they need water.

    I put the Pepsi on the counter and discover my reading glasses that I've been searching for all morning. I decide I better put them back on my desk, but first I'm going to water the flowers.

    I set the glasses back down on the counter, fill a container with water and suddenly spot the TV remote. Someone left it on the kitchen table.

    I realize that tonight when we go to watch TV, I'll be looking for the remote, but I won't remember that it's on the kitchen table, so I decide to put it back in the den where it belongs, but first I'll water the flowers.

    I pour some water in the flowers, but quite a bit of it spills on the floor.

    So, I set the remote back on the table, get some towels and wipe up the spill.

    Then, I head down the hall trying to remember what I was planning to do.

    At the end of the day:
    the car isn't washed the bills aren't paid there is a warm can of Pepsi sitting on the counter the flowers don't have enough water, there is still only 1 check in my check book, I can't find the remote, I can't find my glasses, and I don't remember what I did with the car keys.
    Then, when I try to figure out why nothing got done today, I'm really baffled because I know I was busy all damn day, and I'm really tired.

    I realize this is a serious problem, and I'll try to get some help for it, but first I'll check my e-mail....

    Do me a favor. Forward this message to everyone you know, because I don't remember who the hell I've sent it to.

    Don't laugh -- if this isn't you yet, your day is coming!!

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    Yesterday I went to the library to attend the book club meeting. But I went early because I wanted to check out some books. Find the books, check them out, go upstairs...meeting room is dark and doors are locked. I thought someone should be her by now. Go downstairs to check at the desk to see if the meeting was cancelled for some reason, I see the poster for the book group announcing the books and meeting dates...then I realize...the meeting is next week! Oh well, at least I got a couple of good books to read! LOL! As for A.A.A.D.D, that has already started with me! Now I make lists of things to do and lose the lists!

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    This is too funny and also seems familiar to me (I guess I am starting to have it too) - I just say my brain is overwhelmed with information and some of it falls out...hahah

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    This sounds so familiar. LOL

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    And there's aways chemo brain for those of us that need it... :wink:

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    Oh I am so there.

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    I do it all the time, loose things and now I am forgetting things, not good at all

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    This sounds too familiar! When I started to read this, I remembered I had left water running outside. I went out and turned off the water. On the way back in I saw the skillet I left on the grill to cool. I picked it up and took it in the kitchen and cleaned it out. I went to sit it in the sink to soak, and saw the supper dishes still in the sink. I put them and all the other dirty dishes in the dish washer and saw that it was almost full. So I started the dishwasher. Then I remembered I had been on line and here I am!!! At least this time I got a few things accomplished!! :lol: :lol:

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    Ok - I do that and I started when I was only 27! I actually went to the doctor because I could never settle down. She gave me pills - I cried becuase I wanted to somehow work myself through it - I never took the pills and just accecpted it as part of me :) My husband now calls it "the crazy". We laugh about it. It is just part of who I am. I am glad I am not the only one!!!

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    Oh no!!
    This started for me in my 20's, a long time ago. I'm going to get worse and worse??? hahaha :D

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