Adult ADHD: a Stream of Consciousness Post in Real Time


It’s 12:49 AM on Tuesday and I am finally getting to the blog post I started thinking about at 6:45 this morning.  Actually that was yesterday morning.  Dude, I need to go to bed.

Ok so I did go to bed.  Now it’s 10:33 a.m. on…is it still Tuesday?  Monday, Tuesday…yeah it’s Tuesday. OK so anyway, It’s 10:33, actually 10:34 now. Anyway, let’s just cut to the chase.

I was recently diagnosed with ADHD.

I’m 36 years old and I had no clue I could have ADHD until the past few months.  It sure makes sense though, and explains A LOT about my childhood, college, my scatterbrained-ness and my inability to read for very long in one sitting anymore.  I was probably managing it OK until I had my 5th kid.  There’s something about a 5th kid that makes you have to really pare down the thoughts trying to get into your brain so you can make space for the essentials like food and water. Yes, sometimes it’s hard to remember even those.

Now it’s 10:40.  I suddenly remembered I gave the girls extra chores as a consequence for not getting ready for school on time this morning so I decided to write it down so I wouldn’t forget AGAIN.  We also have to go to the library later so let me just check what time they close before I forget AGAIN.

Ok we’re good, they close at 5.  Alright, so I had a moment yesterday morning where I was taking my morning medications/vitamins/whatever else because I’ve been sick and I knew I was missing something and I was just wracking my brain trying to figure out what medication I had forgotten.  I was so frustrated because I absolutely knew there was one more I needed and I just could not, for the life of me, think of what it could possibly be.  Wanna take a guess?  It was…drum-roll please…my ADHD medication!  BA-DUM-CH!

That’s right, folks.  Without my medication I couldn’t focus on a thought long enough to even take the medication.  I guess I need one of those awesome individually dosed pill boxes that are so popular among the over 85 crowd.  The sad thing is, that I felt like Dory from Finding Nemo because as soon as I stopped guffawing over the hilarity of the situation I was like, Wait, what was I supposed to take again? ………………………………..Oh yeah.  BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! For the record, I did take it after that.

It’s 11:01 a.m.

Crystal Out.

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