The Forums Forums Emotional Journey Is It Just Me? It only took me 47 years to figure out why! Re: It only took me 47 years to figure out why!

Fearwidg
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YOU ARE NOT A “LAZY DUMB ASS.”

As a matter of fact, I’d bet money you’re highly intelligent. Probably TOO intelligent (that’s why your mouth can’t keep up with your brain <vbg).

If you don’t already have it, buy “You Mean I’m Not Lazy, Stupid or Crazy?! A Self-Help Book for Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder” (Paperback) by Kate Kelly & Peggy Ramundo (whom I’ve met and talked with.)

Amazon has the book from 0.18 cents up:

http://www.amazon.com/Stupid-Self-Help-Attention-Deficit-Disorder/dp/0684815311

Read it, then give it to your wife. <g>

Or…

Ask her to read the next post <g>

Re communicating by post vs face-to-face.

Yup. I found the same thing when I first discovered I might have ADD.

At the time (’95) there was a forum similar to this on Compuserve. I went there religiously.

The people on that forum saved my life.

This forum is better (we just have to lean on Rick to get us a “chat room” where we can meet on a regular basis and I.M. each other).

Why do forums work so well for us Swans?

Well, I think it’s because our limited attention span forces us to cut to the heart of the matter when we have to type.

I made many friends on that long-ago Compuserve forum. Several are still friends to this day.

Just know that – when you are ready – being in a room with a bunch of other Swans isn’t terrifying, it’s extraordinary!

Listening to someone talk about a personal experience others might consider “nuts,” then looking around and seeing EVERYONE in the room nodding their understanding and agreement is LIBERATING.

And if you want to listen, but don’t want to talk … don’t talk. <g>

We Swans have all been through it and “get it.”

Must get back to work.

Cheers till next time,

GN

PS: Re Doctors in the Toronto area… Think I should leave that up to Dr. J. and Rick (though my own is a Toronto Doc {and I live 2 hours N.W.}).