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AAADD

Neck of Steel CindyNNeck of Steel Cindy Posts: 1,065
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:23 AM in Water Cooler
Recently, I was diagnosed with A.A.A.D.D. -
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 Coke I'd been drinking.

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

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

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

I put the Coke 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 Coke 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 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 I've sent it to.

Don't laugh -- if this isn't you yet, your day is coming!!
Surviving chronic pain one day at a time, praying for a reprieve because living another 40 years like this doesn't sound too fun!
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Comments

  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 11,349
    Cindy, thank you.. All this time I've been trying to figure out what was wrong with me. You nailed it on the head!
    I know how you ended it, but I already forget the opening couple of lines.
    I think I may have contracted AAADD several years ago. I could be in the Stage 3 of this problem.
    Is there Hope?
    Now Cathy, no wait, Sue, no, just have to look at my first line, Cindy, yes, Cindy,
    Thanks for posting this... What did you post? I forgot!
    Ron DiLauro Veritas-Health Forums Manager
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
  • This is so me!!! =))
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  • I just stay in the recliner. Worse I can do is forget what channel I was watching...
  • Just out of interest, what stage are you in when you are sitting in the shower, with wet hair and you can`t remember if you have washed your hair or not ?
  • I think that would qualify as the "there's no help" stage, but don't worry, you're not alone!!!!
    Surviving chronic pain one day at a time, praying for a reprieve because living another 40 years like this doesn't sound too fun!
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  • Ron, you crack me up. And here I thought I was the only one with AAADD. It is good to know I have company. Now I just have to remember who I am.
    Surviving chronic pain one day at a time, praying for a reprieve because living another 40 years like this doesn't sound too fun!
  • Can't Remember A Flaming Thing!
    And I have it bad!
    Kylie
  • Thank you Cindy for this! Too funny! I think it was funny, give me a minute to go reread that, wait where are my glasses?, chit lol. :)))
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