What can we expect of ourselves, or of someone else, with ADHD?
“Life can be hard, and with ADHD, it’s even harder.”
“Some days, just surviving is a triumph.”
The great cell phone adventure
The 1:20 alarm on my cell phone went off. That’s a signal to take off my Daytrana patch so that I’ll be able to sleep tonight. I needed to turn off the alarm, but I couldn’t find the phone. The loud ringing continued. It seemed to be coming from the kitchen, so I walked in there. There was a cell phone on the counter, but I double checked and it was Martha’s. It sounded like maybe the ringing was coming from her purse on the counter, but when I stuck my ear in there, it wasn’t. It wasn’t in the cupboard under the counter either.
The phone kept ringing. Then, God forbid, it sounded like it was maybe in the dryer, but it wasn’t (there’s another story behind that). I moved back to the dining area, but clearly it was coming from the kitchen on my left. I went back in and looked under the dryer. Nope.
It was then that I realized it was in my left pocket. I was wearing my exercise pants, very baggy, and hadn’t felt it.
I turned the alarm off.
It wasn’t until the 1:30 backup alarm went off that I realized that in all the excitement I had failed to take off the patch, which, of course, was the point in the first place.
What it takes
As Homey just pointed out in her comment, we have to work harder. We can accomplish, but we do have to work harder to get things done. Nonetheless, although we tend to drive our significant others crazy, we can accomplish things and succeed in life.
From Dr. Prevatt Tips on surviving with ADD ADHD. She has hit most of my tips!
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Note: Did you recognize the tips hiding in the phone story?
Yet another note: I have a new excellent job, so I’m even busier than before. Think I will revive some of the best old posts from time to time. Hope you will find the review beneficial.