Hey all! I was wondering if there are any nurses with ADD/ADHD out there who want to comiserate and support each other? I know I need the help/advice. It might also be a place for "regular" people (I hate the word normal) to come and read and understand what its like for us. Or ask us ?'s.
I'll start with an intro
I'm 29, and I've had an official diagnosis for less than 2 years, but have been trying to find the answer (for what's up with me) for MUCH longer than that:uhoh21:
I currently work night shift at a drug rehab and on call at a nursing home. I have a lot of trouble in staff meetings - sitting through them, being treated like a brat because I actually show some emotion. I had much difficulty in school, (I didn't know back then), not with grades but with social stuff. I almost got kicked out of school because of the problems I was having.
But its not all bad. I'm funny and creative and often am able to connect with my patients in unique ways.
So we'll see how many of us there are out there?
Dec 3, '05
Last edit by Nitecap on Feb 5, '06
Dec 3, '05
I have always been a little add/adhd, that is why I chose nursing. My father wanted me to go into buisness but that meant I would have to jump out my window afer a week, with nursing most of the time I can use the energy in positive ways. I never studied well and was lucky I learnt things without alot of work. When i grauate I would like to work in an ED or one of those floors that are so busy they drive everyone to the looney bin.
Last edit by Still Riding on Dec 3, '05