I am Always Aware of ADHD!

In case you didn’t know, October is ADHD Awareness Month. I usually write some sort of tribute at least, but didn’t come up with anything worthy for this month.

Truth is, it has been one heck of a month. A- started it off with a bang by having to leave school in an ambulance on October 1. She is fine. She had an asthma attack that had the bad taste to get out of hand. They called me and I was on my way to the school from work, but when she turned blue they had to take action. Several breathing treatments, a steroid shot and several hours lounging in the E.R. was the perfect start to the month! I think the scare took several years off the lives of a few of the teachers and the school secretary, but I was very appreciative of how they took care of my girl, and their love and concern meant the world. The paramedics that came were absolutely amazing, and just couldn’t have been better to A.

With soccer practice two nights a week and games on Saturdays, youth group one night a week, and doing my best to attend to my mother without my mother feeling like she is being attended to, I feel like I am running in circles. I just can’t get a schedule down that has any staying power. I feel forever in confusion about what I’m doing and what I’m supposed to be doing next, and for whom. This is not good for my own ADHD. This month I have been discombobulated to say the least. I have felt scattered, chaotic (more than usual), disorganized and like everything is foggy. Tonight I even completely messed up a very simple task on my computer and couldn’t figure out what I did or how to remedy it, and my attempts at fixing the problem just made it worse.

Interesting that during ADHD awareness month, my symptoms are kicking my butt and making me VERY aware of my ADHD!! I am constantly in catch up mode, but it’s more like chasing my tail mode…and we all know it’s impossible to catch our own tails. I have felt everything more acutely, been tired and wired at the same time, and fallen behind on virtually everything I am working on. I’m going to sit down this weekend and make myself some lists for trying to get back on track.

On a good note, A- is having the BEST school year she’s ever had. She has missed zero days this quarter (she even refused the free pass she received from the principal to miss school the day after her trip to the E.R.!) She has all A’s and B’s for this coming up report card, she’s participating in classes, having fun with her classmates, and really pushing herself to do well. I am so proud of her!! So much to be thankful for right now!

October isn’t over yet. We still have time for more madness, more awareness, more randomness, and more ADHD awesomeness. I bet we can find time to fit some of it in.


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