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Re: Just want to say hi2012-09-18T23:16:11+00:00

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Welcome. It seems like quite a few people here were diagnosed late and we can share the pain that we feel for those ‘lost years’. I am only just coming to terms with it as a possible diagnosis was given to me 6 weeks ago and formally diagnosed 3 days ago. So forgive me if this is a little vague, as I am just working it out myself.

I am me. My experiences have made me. Regret changes nothing, and its impossible to regret something that was outside of your control. I went through a stage in the last few weeks wishing that I had been diagnosed 30 years ago and that it had all been better since then. But really, honestly how boring would life be if everyone was ‘sane’ and ‘normal’? I add to the world around me in my own unique way. Scattybird (a poster here) reminded me of that the other day, and it was a great insight.

My good friends like me because of my quirks, not despite them. I actually feel more confident around them now, now that I understand what the heck is going on. It will help me be more mindful of my reactions when I am tending to the extreme and uncomfortable, but also just smile and be happy with the crazy me.

The best thing about this forum is that people listen and respond. It certainly helped me in the last few weeks. Thanks again to those people, you know who you are. We all have some oddness and I share your feelings when you question how and why we are different to everyone else. I too had a major brain trauma form a car accident 20 years ago and with hindsight (and anecdotes from my famil) I am fairly sure that the brain injury accentuated the ADD symptoms.

And to say again. Welcome.