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Feb 22, 2009

Two Good Reasons I Should Manage my ADHD Better

Wake vs. duke Depending on which doctor you talk with, I have moderate ADHD and moderate GAD.  And yes -- they interfere with my ability to get work done.  When I have a lot of work to do, I can pretty much count on needing to work nights as well as days to finish what "normal" people can do during a regular nine to five.

Now please don't think I'm whining about my situation*.  I know that overall I got dealt a much better hand in life than most.  That said -- in the last five days I have had to turn down last-minute tickets to:

(1) UNC vs. State at the Dean Dome (nice seats that included a reception with the Chancellor at halftime),


(2) Duke vs. Wake at Cameron.

So anyway -- I'm going to make sure I use tonight well and get some good work done.  It will make me feel better about starting the week strong, and less badly about missing these great games with fun and generous friends.


*especially a certain person I met in November who began our conversation by speaking critically about how my wimpy American society puts "oh, I have this clinical dysfunction" labels on everything.  You know who you are! :-)

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What?! I didn't meet you in November??!!!! I hope the work is now out of the way!

Posted by: cahtah | Feb 24, 2009 9:01:22 AM

@Cahtah -- heh! No, not you. Work continues to multiply. I continue to to breathing exercises and other mental things to give the GAD a judo treatment. The ADHD is still a different beast.

Posted by: Phil | Feb 24, 2009 9:22:44 AM

I've taken to saying, about myself, "I've been lucky all my life. All my difficulties are psychological."

GAD and ADHD are one thing. It's when they say, "EGAD" that you're in trouble. Har.

Posted by: Elrond Hubbard | Feb 24, 2009 2:17:58 PM

Elrond: instead of EGAD I prefer FACE and EGBD.

- P

Posted by: Phil | Feb 24, 2009 6:32:46 PM