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Dear toofat, Thanks for all your good advice. I really appreciate you taking the time. You are an old hand at being an ADDer, and there’s alot of wisdom there. As I am 15 years older than you, and my ADD is getting worse, not better, I think it is because I have been retired for 14 years, and this disorder has progressed, because I no longer live a structured life. I always knew there was something wrong with me, but didn’t know what it was. So I am going to try to put some more structure back into my life. I have started on an Omega3 programme, and am hoping that is going to help. I’ll give it two months before I go back and ask for the meds. I think my GP would prescribe them, but I am not crazy about taking meds myself, if I can avoid it.
I started on my exercise programme today–walking the dogs. If I do that every day, or nearly every day, I am thinking I will see a difference. And I, too, have skin problems which have stopped me from going to aquafit class for quite a while–as soon as I get that under control, I’ll be back to that twice a week.
And, okay–I guess I better give the post its a try–I know Rick and Patrick have fun with them. In the office where I do volunteer work we had a personal organizer to come in to help, and she said we were using too many post-its, but what does she know!! I just put pads of paper all around my house, and they all end up in a pile of bits of paper all different sizes and colours, and confusion reigns again. Post-its might help–at least they wouldn’t pile up, or get lost. I took part in a tele-conference the other day with a psychiatrist who lectured on HOARDING, and am glad to report that this is not one of my serious problems.
Mainly, I’d like to learn to focus . . . to calm down the monkeys in my tree, and learn to finish things I start . . . .and not always feel I am behind the eight ball . . .always running late. . . etc etc. It is SO GOOD to read this forum and realize there are lots of people like me, and that I am not such a bad person after all. Thanks alot. Bedelia.REPORT ABUSE