Had Enough — ADD Tip o the Day 418

I had planned to work until I died, just taper down.

But I was getting tired, so I decided to retire at 80.

I have a very small practice, so I do all my paper work.  One day I spent 30 minutes on the phone to Presbyterian Health Insurance, and got nowhere at all.  I decided that was enough; I’ m retiring Dec 20.   Sad about it, but also relieved.

With ADD or ADHD we are not good with patience, nor with details of paper work.

Last week, I was on the phone with Medicare, who had dropped me because they mishandled a form I was required to send them.  With my ADD, I struggled with that form, but on the third try, the Medicare lady confirmed that I’d done it right.  Then I got a letter saying they didn’t have it, but I called and they confirmed I was OK.  Then they dropped me.

I retire Dec. 20; it was the right decision.

None the less, we do need national health care, like the civilized countries have.


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About doug with ADHD

I am a psychiatric physician. I learned I have ADHD at age 64, and then wrote two ADHD books for adults, focusing on strategies for making your life better. I just published my first novel, Alma Means Soul. Your Life Can Be Better; strategies for adults with ADD/ADHD available at amazon.com, or smashwords.com (for e books) Living Daily With Adult ADD or ADHD: 365 Tips O the Day ( e-book). This is one tip at a time, one page at a time, at your own pace. It's meant to last a year. As a child, I was a bully. Then there was a transformation. Now I am committed to helping people instead abusing them. The Bully was published in January, 2016. It's in print or e book, on Amazon.
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3 Responses to Had Enough — ADD Tip o the Day 418

  1. Congratulations on your upcoming retirement. Now you’ll have time to write more books!


  2. sierra- yes, i will do more writing and looking forward to it. clarification – didn’t work til 80,that was my second plan but changed my mind. not 80 yet!! agree thing will be messy at first but couldnt be much worse than now.


  3. sierra529 says:

    It’s sad that your decision was at least partly based on the incompetence of insurance companies. And although we may need a better system of care, in the interim things may get a whole lot messier while the system works out the bugs. Wishing you a happy retirement, but does this mean you will have more time to write? Maybe it’s just a change in vocation. It’s inspiring that you worked until age 80!


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