ADHD

ADHD and FUCKING AWESOME

YEAH! I’m gonna sum up my day with two words: FUCKING AWESOME!

Oh it hasn’t been a bad day. Not at all. It’s just been a classic ADH-fucking D day because I have ADH-fucking-D.

This morning I have no idea why I was several minutes late to an appointment at my doctor’s office for a blood draw. No wait, I totally know why – it’s because they told me not to eat anything first.

1) I SUCK when I have low blood sugar and 2) I didn’t take my meds, none of them, before I went, because I didn’t want to “eat” something that would screw up the test.

Hence my several minutes late arrival. When I arrived, I didn’t have my paperwork because I’d left it in the car. No wait, I left it at work. Hey that’s cool I’ll just drive to my office, no food, no meds, and OH MY GAWD I SQUIRTED WINDSHIELD WASHER FLUID ON MY WINDSHIELD AND IT FUCKING FROZE. I’m talking wiper fluid that is aok at below freezing temperatures, which means that the temperature on my windshield was lower than 20-below-zero. I couldn’t see anything, I kept squirting the stuff because it was the only way to see and there was nowhere to pull over and HOLY SHIT I’m lucky I didn’t die.

Then I got back to the doc’s office and they took my blood after laughing at me. No mishaps there – mostly because all I had to do was sit there.

Then I ate a granola bar and prayed that it didn’t have gluten and ate it anyway because taking chances with one’s bowels seems like a great idea when you haven’t taken your meds yet, it’s early in the morning, and you almost died because of a frozen windshield.

It did. Have gluten, I mean.

I was unable to poop for a long, long time today. Because my digestive system went on strike. I’ll spare you the rest of the details, but to say – it DID, eventually, start moving again.

But my brain is foggy because gluten makes me drowsy and stupid at the very least and I’m lucky there wasn’t much of it in that damn bar or I would have been calling for a cab to take me home.

I’ve answered a lot of questions today with responses like this:

“huh?”

“what? wait, what?”

“yes…I mean no…I mean wait, yes…no wait, oh crap NO”

“I don’t even remember that. Did that happen?”

“Heh heh heh…wait…what?”

Which all leads me to one conclusion. TODAY IS FUCKING AWESOME.

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8 thoughts on “ADHD and FUCKING AWESOME

  1. Katy, I feel like I am failing in every direction right now. Dammit, I am smart, I help a lot of people, I do a lot of good stuff, and I still feel like I’m failing all the time because of the little details that slip through the cracks that nobody else lets slip through because they’re not doing all the other stuff the ADHD people do makes life incredible. And exhausting. And worth living because otherwise it will be boring. Anyway I’m a rational person I just, well, I support this post–I came here to vent about being tired of feeling like a failure that everyone thinks has it together (no matter how much I tell them I don’t!!) tbut I saw this post and I was glad because it’s kind a right on the money.

    • Ohhhhhhhh yes, I can relate to that comment. But take solace – you’re probably more effective, even with your fuckups, than most people are without them πŸ™‚ I know it feels ridiculous when you’re having “one of those days” or moments, but hey, it’s truth. ADHD doesn’t mean we can’t be effective, it just means we have to be vigilant in order to make it happen πŸ˜‰ So knock it off, ya perfectionist (haha, pot calling kettle black) and just savor your competence.

  2. Hi, I really enjoy reading your posts. They are hilarious and resonate with my life as well. I have ADHfuckingD and gluten-intolerance as well. It’s a good thing I’m hyper or I wouldn’t be able to keep up with my 8 year old son who is powered by a Kawasaki ADHD motor! Pair that with a lovely but dramatic 10 year old diva and I am in single parent heaven… As Dori said- just keep swimming!!! In your case keep blogging because it helps the rest of us feel less alone in our fucked-up ness. You ARE awesome!

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