Focal Point

21 03 2010

“Be not the slave of your own past. Plunge into the sublime seas, dive deep and swim far, so you shall come back with self-respect, with new power, with an advanced experience that shall explain and overlook the old.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson




2 responses

29 03 2010

Loooove this!!!
Thank you so much for sharing it, I will be reposting it on my blog.
I wanted to tell you how I came to your blog.
It was through a comment you left on Dr. gremlin’s Blog post;

AMEN! To everything you said!!

I sought out your blog because I feel like I can identify with you based on what you wrote in that comment. Your description of yourself and your experiances in life could easily have been a description of me and mine (right down to the mother).

I have not been diagnosed with ADD although through my experiances and the newly aquired knowledge about my son’s ADHD, I have long suspected that I too have ADD (as is often the case).
I have not sought out an actual diagnoses or treatment for it as of yet, but it has been abundently on my mind. And has been on my to do list for a while.
You have just put me one step closer.

Thank you

You can be sure I’ll be back to check out more of your blog when I have more time.

29 03 2010

Thank you, I can appreciate your response as well. I don’t like others treating me differently after my diagnosis since there are so many misconceptions. I am the same person I was before, but no longer constantly berating myself. I know that ADHD has played a role in my development and that it is as integral a part of my being as any other aspect of my life. There is no way of knowing how I would be different today if ADHD hadn’t been one of the variables.
I encourage you to find a skilled Psychiatrist in your area, preferably one who specializes in diagnosing ADD in women. Please do it sooner rather than later, because I learned the hard way. As women age and our hormone levels start to change it effects our brain chemistry in such a way that the coping mechanisms that we’d developed through the years to help us adjust to life with ADD start to fail. I assure you that you do NOT want it to reach that point. It was an extremely difficult time for me and I was convinced I was losing my mind.
The roller coaster of finding the appropriate med cocktail was a pain, but was nothing compared to what my life was like just before my diagnosis.
I’m glad that my comment hit a note with you and I look forward to hearing more from you both by reading your blog and in the comment section here.

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