My Diagnosis, and I'm really not kidding!!!!

  1. Recently, I was diagnosed with A. A. A. D. D. - Age Activated
    Attention Deficit Disorder.

    This is how it manifests:
    I decide to wash my car.
    As I start toward the garage, I notice that there is mail on
    the hall table.
    I decide to go through the mail before I wash the car.
    I lay my car keys down on the table, put the junk mail in the
    trash can under the table, and notice that the trash can is
    full.
    So, I decide to put the bills back on the table and take out
    the trash first.
    But then I think, since I'm going to be near the mailbox when I
    take out the trash anyway, I may as well pay the bills first.
    I take my checkbook off the table, and see that there is only
    one check left.
    My extra checks are in my desk in the study, so I go to my desk
    where I find the can of Coke that I had been drinking.
    I'm going to look for my checks, but first I need to push the
    Coke aside so that I don't accidentally knock it over.
    I see that the Coke is getting warm, and I decide I should put
    it in the refrigerator to keep it cold.
    As I head toward the kitchen with the coke a vase of flowers on
    the counter catches my eye--they need to be watered.
    I set the Coke down on the counter, and I discover my reading
    glasses that I've been searching for all morning.
    I decide I better put them back on my desk, but first I'm going
    to water the flowers.
    I set the glasses back down on the counter, fill a container
    with water and suddenly I spot the TV remote.
    Someone left it on the kitchen table.
    I realize that tonight when we go to watch TV, I will be
    looking for the remote, but I won't remember that it's on
    the kitchen table, so I decide to put it back in the den where
    it belongs, but first I'll water the flowers.
    I splash some water on the flowers, but most of it spills on
    the floor.
    So, I set the remote back down on the table, get some towels
    and wipe up the spill.
    Then I head down the hall trying to remember what I was
    planning to do
    At the end of the day: the car isn't washed, the bills aren't
    paid, there is a warm can of Coke sitting on the counter, the
    flowers aren't watered, there is still only one check in my
    checkbook, I can't find the remote, I can't find my glasses,
    and I don't remember what I did with the car keys.
    Then when I try to figure out why nothing got done today, I'm
    really baffled because I know I was busy all day long, and I'm
    really tired.
    I realize this is a serious problem, and I'll try to get some
    help for it, but first I'll check my e-mail.
    Do me a favor, will you? Forward this message to everyone you
    know, because I don't remember to whom it has been sent.

    Don't laugh -- if this isn't you yet, your day is coming!

    GROWING OLDER IS MANDATORY.
    GROWING UP IS OPTIONAL
    LAUGHING AT YOURSELF IS THERAPEUTIC!

    I really do lose things all the time. I have so many extra pairs of glasses from the Dollar Store it isn't funny, and I often forget to put my dentures. I was reading a book four days ago, then I made the mistake of picking it up and laying it down somewhere else. I still havn't seen it.
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  2. 17 Comments

  3. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Fran, that sounds like me!!!!! lol
  4. by   nurseunderwater
    me too! for me it's the 3 babies in 5 years that did me in....And now I come to find that it will get worse???? OMG - get me a stretcher now
  5. by   emmy
    I think it must be catching as that sounds like me also.
  6. by   suzanne4
    Fran,
    Thanks again for the smiles after a long Friday afternoon.........
  7. by   OCCHCanada
    obviously a very contagious condition - count me in
  8. by   nekhismom
    Sounds like me. Call it nursing school and a trying 2 year old. Now that school is over, call it adjusting to being an RN and a trying 2 year old! LOL
  9. by   FranEMTnurse
    Quote from nekhismom
    Sounds like me. Call it nursing school and a trying 2 year old. Now that school is over, call it adjusting to being an RN and a trying 2 year old! LOL
    :uhoh21: Oh my! I didn't realize it was so contagious!!!!!!!! :chuckle
  10. by   DETTA
    Quote from Frances LeMay
    Recently, I was diagnosed with A. A. A. D. D. - Age Activated
    Attention Deficit Disorder.

    This is how it manifests:
    I decide to wash my car.
    As I start toward the garage, I notice that there is mail on
    the hall table.
    I decide to go through the mail before I wash the car.
    I lay my car keys down on the table, put the junk mail in the
    trash can under the table, and notice that the trash can is
    full.
    So, I decide to put the bills back on the table and take out
    the trash first.
    But then I think, since I'm going to be near the mailbox when I
    take out the trash anyway, I may as well pay the bills first.
    I take my checkbook off the table, and see that there is only
    one check left.
    My extra checks are in my desk in the study, so I go to my desk
    where I find the can of Coke that I had been drinking.
    I'm going to look for my checks, but first I need to push the
    Coke aside so that I don't accidentally knock it over.
    I see that the Coke is getting warm, and I decide I should put
    it in the refrigerator to keep it cold.
    As I head toward the kitchen with the coke a vase of flowers on
    the counter catches my eye--they need to be watered.
    I set the Coke down on the counter, and I discover my reading
    glasses that I've been searching for all morning.
    I decide I better put them back on my desk, but first I'm going
    to water the flowers.
    I set the glasses back down on the counter, fill a container
    with water and suddenly I spot the TV remote.
    Someone left it on the kitchen table.
    I realize that tonight when we go to watch TV, I will be
    looking for the remote, but I won't remember that it's on
    the kitchen table, so I decide to put it back in the den where
    it belongs, but first I'll water the flowers.
    I splash some water on the flowers, but most of it spills on
    the floor.
    So, I set the remote back down on the table, get some towels
    and wipe up the spill.
    Then I head down the hall trying to remember what I was
    planning to do
    At the end of the day: the car isn't washed, the bills aren't
    paid, there is a warm can of Coke sitting on the counter, the
    flowers aren't watered, there is still only one check in my
    checkbook, I can't find the remote, I can't find my glasses,
    and I don't remember what I did with the car keys.
    Then when I try to figure out why nothing got done today, I'm
    really baffled because I know I was busy all day long, and I'm
    really tired.
    I realize this is a serious problem, and I'll try to get some
    help for it, but first I'll check my e-mail.
    Do me a favor, will you? Forward this message to everyone you
    know, because I don't remember to whom it has been sent.

    Don't laugh -- if this isn't you yet, your day is coming!

    GROWING OLDER IS MANDATORY.
    GROWING UP IS OPTIONAL
    LAUGHING AT YOURSELF IS THERAPEUTIC!

    I really do lose things all the time. I have so many extra pairs of glasses from the Dollar Store it isn't funny, and I often forget to put my dentures. I was reading a book four days ago, then I made the mistake of picking it up and laying it down somewhere else. I still havn't seen it.
    Fran this is brilliant,I have passed it on to other victims of this "nurse related condition "and it has been passed around locally (on the banks of Loch Lomond, Scotland!!It made us all lol
  11. by   FranEMTnurse
    Quote from DETTA
    Fran this is brilliant,I have passed it on to other victims of this "nurse related condition "and it has been passed around locally (on the banks of Loch Lomond, Scotland!!It made us all lol
    Cool!!!!! The more the merrier.
  12. by   Jrnalist2RNinOR
    I thought we all did that...at least, I know I do - I think that is why my desk, and my room, and my bed, and well, my whole apartment looks like a tornado hit it....

    because I never really start what I finish....

    I only get through about half of it....
  13. by   critcarenurse16
    I'm in too!
  14. by   kc ccurn
    Finally, a diagnosis for my problems. I feel so much better. Is there a pill I can take?

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