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 1 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, and also those people that I 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!!
GROWING OLDER IS MANDATORY. GROWING UP IS OPTIONAL. LAUGHING AT! YOURSELF IS THERAPEUTIC. "
wait....what was i laughing at?
|I've heard that one before, but I still was laughing insanely at it.
So true, so true........
|Love it, passing this one on to quite a few dear old friends.
I think I am a candidate for AAADD , geez I can relate to that
|I am definitely a candidate... but I think of my sister-in-law whenever I hear about these things..
We went on a cruise a while back with my husband's family.. we were all excited and giddy.. because we were heading to the sunny caribbeans from the Blizzard in Boston
Just as we were boarding the cruise ship after checking in our luggage at the docks, the man helping us yelled and called us back.....
We had left my baby niece, sleeping in her stroller, with the luggage!!!
|Oh my |
|That's me too....even BEFORE I got old!|
|Thats what I call hitting the nail on the head. I am going through the pre-menopausal(SP) brainlessness. Talked to other women who have or are going through this, just to find out its normal. Stopping in the middle of a sentence because I forgot what I was talking about. Having to check the spelling of my last name to make sure I got it right. Trying to make a point just to forget what the point was. Yep, thats me. Your day perfectly describes what I go through every day. Around here its called "but first". Thanks for the laugh(and making me feel normal)...Pam aka Simon's Mom|
|LMAO! Guess I got this at an early age! Another word for it...fibro fog!|
|Pam, I remember going through that, and not knowing it was related to menopause. No one ever tells you that part! I remember thinking I had early onset Alzheimers and really being frightened.|
I'd have blank spots in my memory...and couldn't recall things!
It does pass....well, mostly My memory is pretty good now.
All women should know that can (and often does) happen, so they can avoid panic.
|Oh my some one has been living my life. I had to send this one on to friends too. LMAO.|
|I'm embarrassed to say that not so long ago I went to introduce my adult son to someone, and couldn't remeber his name!|
Willoughby's mom wrote:
:lol: I'm embarrassed to say that not so long ago I went to introduce my adult son to someone, and couldn't remeber his name!
|ROFL, my day has come and gone, now I just don't give a hoot at what gets done or doesn't get done|
Me too and I'm only 33! But it has a lot to do with my Fibromyalgia too (as Stacy also mentioned the name for what we have..... FibroFog). I find myself walking in lots of circles trying to figure out why I even got up in the first place.
I actually got lost on the way to the store last week.
It does pass....
You can add one more item........You get up to go to the bathroom and get distracted............but suddenly remember why you got up and pray you make it in time.
|OMG, I do hope this is temporary!!!!!!!!!|
|Oh, this would be soooooo funny if I hadn't been on Aricept for the past 3 months Mine's my Lupus|
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