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Memory Test @ Neurologist's showed results of.......

Monday, May 21, 2012

Hi Everybody~ emoticon,

I've officially figured out why I am a ramblin' Jane!!!!! This last visit to see my neurologist wasn't only for my many, many, mighty head, neck, and full spinal pain injections, but also for a memory test. It was to take an hour, and at an hour and a half, Dr. G. had the gal giving me the test "pause" it, so he could go ahead and do my injections. He'd been checking on me without me realizing that he was paying close attention to my body language while testing. He let me know he could tell just sitting at the computer was truly painful, within the first 20 minutes of having been there.

Bless his heart, he rang on Sunday to let me know the test results showed that I'd had ADD prior to my accident, but following the head trauma, and now with the chronic pain added, it has been driven into what is called Advanced ADD. Guess there's no fix for this as an adult, other than to continue working on my pain, as well as depression. The sweet part is there were no signs of early demensia, or Alzheimers (am sure both of those are butchered where spelling is concerned, and now I know why I don't have the patience to LOOK UP THE CORRECTIONS)!!!! LOL

Sooooo.....Ramblin' Jane with every blog bouncing from here to there, back again, then across the room, into outer space, on to MARS, around the moon a few times, AND THEN.... WAHHH-LAHHHH~ RIGHT INTO YOUR VERY OWN HOME, ON YOUR VERYYY OWN COMPUTER, BEFORE YOUR VERY OWN EYES...isn't due to "CREATIVITY A'TALL!!!! It's because I've scrambled my brain with that fall in 2010!!! Much like EXTRA SCRAMBLED EGGS!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon Truly so, something I've heard of is ADD, now ADVANCED ADD, I'D HAVE CONSIDERED "MADE UP." Guess it's THE REAL MC'COY.

Did I know I had ADD~prior to this memory test???? Nope. We'd joked about it through the years, as I manage to get 1/3 of a job done in one room, then start another project, only to leave it in disaray, because I'm flustered and am not sure what to do next with it, so off I go....moving on to another. This has been my life~my whole life. Mum used to just about pull her hair out, saying I exhausted her so. Dad would put me to work graining animals at their zoo, knowing it would take me allllllllll morning, rather than 45 minutes, because I'd be talking and playing with others along the way. Yesss truly so, from early childhood through my teen years.

Mum has always described me as the 1 of her 3 children who caused her more grief, headaches, worry, THE WORKS, BUT NOT SLEEPLESS NIGHTS, as she left DAD TO NIGHT DUTY. lol That was a hoot! My curfew in highschool was 11:30 if I remember right, he'd be up for his soon to be midnight snack when I'd be getting home. Seems he always forgot what night of the week it was, as he dressed "VERY LIGHT" FOR BED~ emoticon!!! When I'd come bopping in, he'd be pulling the fridge door shut on the front of his naked body, with his hiney on the top shelf of the fridge!!! LOL LOL LOL Clearing his throat a time or two, and looking down, I'd just giggle wishing him sweet dreams when everything thawed out!!!! lol With that he'd give me a smirk that so said, "Darn, I'M BUSTED AGAIN!!!!" Giggling I am!!!

Anyhoo~thought I'd update everybody at once about my tests results. Heavens my husband doesn't even know yet. He was in such a hurry to get out of here yesterday morning to head back to Topeka, I hardly remember him saying goodbye. Each visit home he leaves earlier and earlier. His loss I guess. We girls here always have a good time, even if we are just having chit chat girl talk laying on my bed.

Sending My Love To Allllllll~
~SmilinDi~ emoticon
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  • TERRYT55
    Hi Diane.......there IS a fix for ADD as an adult. It's the same as it is for kids. It's called Adderall. My adult daughter (36) has been wondering for years if she had ADD or ADHD and tests said yes. She has been on Adderall for about six months and it has made such a difference in her life. This inspired my hubby to ask the psychiatrist he sees if that could be one of his problems too. Another yes.......he has been on Adderall for three months and I know it is saving his current job. I wish he had been diagnosed correctly by the army of doctors he was seeing two years ago, it might have saved his job.....

    Adderall is not usually paid for by insurance for adults.......we are able to get it for about 50.00 a month at CostCo. Look into it. It has made an amazing change in two households.

    My daughter is happy she was never medicated as a child because it forced her to find ways to work around her lack of concentration. As an adult with three kids under 7, a house to care for etc. she is very grateful for the help.

    Good luck and take care
    2882 days ago
  • ~INDYGIRL
    God bless you. Just so you know, I send you my love.

    Beth
    2928 days ago
  • WARMSPRINGDAY
    I love you. You are beautiful AND you are creative, ADD or not!

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    2930 days ago
  • CINDYCHARLENE
    Well my sweet friend, as far as I am concerned your A.D.D. stands for "
    Angel Doing Duty and Advanced at that. You have such a gift for writing and to me that is your God given talent and your calling. I cannot imagine someone with attention deficit being able to take the time needed to write such a coherent blog. So just keep focusing on your talent and praying for healing of what the world diagnosis as untreatable. You are in the perfect position to rely wholly upon Jesus Christ your Redeemer for healing.

    Oh yes there are some drugs out there that supposedly will help. I have family members who on on them or were. The adult member of my family who took Ritalin, one his mother forced him to take when he was growing up, swore he would never give it to a child of his because of the horrible side effects he had. His daughter has ADD and Hyperactivity. But we just deal with it the best we can and with prayer she is improving.

    Love you! You are exactly the way God created you. PERFECT!
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    2931 days ago
  • JOHNHARNEY
    HI JUST HAD TO STOP BY AND SEE HOW YOU ARE DOING. I'M SO PROUD OF YOU IN EVERYTHING YOU DO AND HOW YOU TOUCH SO MANY HEARTS OUT THERE. I KNOW YOU ARE A MUCH STRONGER PERSON THAN I AM IN SO MANY WAYS. I KNOW IN MY HEART YOU WILL BE BACK AND HARD TO CATCH. I KNOW SOON THERE WILL BE A CURE WITH THE LORDS HELP. I'M GLAD YOU POSTED THIS AND WHAT A GREAT JOB. LOVE ALWAYS JOHN
    2932 days ago
  • CHEPRBYTHEDOZN
    Very interesting....reading what your mother says about you as a child...that is MY DANIEL!! and he's only 2....I've had school teachers ask me,"Do you think he's ADD?" W.H.A.T??@!!@#*%*#$) HE'S 2!!!!! I'm not having him tested b/c what will they do? yes,medicate and we'll deal with it as we go along in life.....he's keeping me hopping,and tired.
    Hugs to you ,dear friend!
    2933 days ago
  • POINTAFTER
    Sometimes it helps just to know the truth. It sounds like this has answered questions for you, which is good!
    2933 days ago
  • LVZ617
    I'm glad you now have some answers. You spelled Alzheimer right and were very close on dementia. And yes, you are creative. Some people with ADD have been great artists, etc.

    I believe there are some things that can be done for adult ADD, although I am not sure about the "advanced" part. I am thinking of tips on how to structure your day, setting reasonable time goals ("I'll fold laundry for 10 minutes" or "I will sweep the floor" but not clean the whole room. ) If you break up tasks into small chunks that you can finish, and then cross them off on a list, it may help. There must be some kind of psychologist or other professional who can give you some coping strategies.

    You didn't mention any thing about school problems, which is usually the hardest, especially without medication. My son refused to take his medication in high school, got terrible grades, and ended up dropping out when he turned 18. He is very good at what he does, which is landscaping, and works as a foreman. I don't think he could ever have his own company, though.

    Give your self esteem
    emoticon because you have done so much for yourself.

    emoticon Lin
    2933 days ago
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