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ADD Forums - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Support and Information Resources Community - Chit-Chat http://www.addforums.com/forums en Mon, 21 May 2018 07:19:47 GMT vBulletin 60 http://www.addforums.com/forums/images/misc/rss.jpg ADD Forums - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Support and Information Resources Community - Chit-Chat http://www.addforums.com/forums anyone around? http://www.addforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=191729&goto=newpost Sun, 20 May 2018 05:25:46 GMT i need to "reality check" something and i don't want to ask m. i'm pretty sure he'd find it disturbing. ]]> Chit-Chat peripatetic http://www.addforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=191729 Anyone do bonsai? http://www.addforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=191713&goto=newpost Fri, 18 May 2018 19:59:56 GMT How do you get started? How do you get started? ]]> Chit-Chat excelsior http://www.addforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=191713 seven years ago today is the last time i talked to esh http://www.addforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=191568&goto=newpost Tue, 08 May 2018 14:54:30 GMT and i miss him so much. in four hours ,minus two minutes we will have hung up and then he'll walk further into the orchard and hang himself. and the only way i can see him again is by discontinuing my medication. and then i talk to him and laugh with him and cry with him.

i saw how much he suffered and he saw me suffer, too. i think we were really prepared for each other to die, but completely unprepared for how lonely it would be to live.

erik shane, AKA eskaron'sengine, 21 june, 1973 to 08 may, 2011. i still see you, shaney. and i miss you sorely. ]]>
Chit-Chat peripatetic http://www.addforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=191568
A way to release some frustration http://www.addforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=191567&goto=newpost Tue, 08 May 2018 14:44:32 GMT I guess this could fall under "what is bothering you", "what are you thinking about", vent off some frustration with a plan.

Well tonight I go in for an appointment with the p-doc. I have not been too hot on this new guy. This has been attributed mostly due to uber poor communication.

The p-doc walked in without identifying himself the first time I met him, he complained when I gave him an opportunity to introduce himself the second time, he thought it was odd I questioned conflicting information and thought I dressed too nice (thatís a thing now?)
Then there are two nurses who work there as well, although you rarely see them. They are to answer questions and provide information. However this information has consistently conflicted opposite with every single person in the entire clinic from policy to practice. They stated the information provided so I can sign the consent form was incorrect and they complain the information from my (PCP) doctor's office has been wrong as well regarding his treatment. If I question anything, I am met with hostility and to get everyone on the same page, I pulled my consent until they get everything cleared with my doctor. This has been ignored as well.
The last kicker was billing. This just happened the other day. I have made payments at the clinic for others as well as myself for years. This last time they mailed me my payment back with a post-it note saying to mail it to them. No different address to direct payments. Ironically I had just spoken to the billing the department earlier to get my account number and specifically told them I was making a payment at the clinic with which they had no issue making a payment at the clinic.

So how was I going to deal with this frustration? I wrote many nasty stern lettersÖ to myself. I have mentioned these issues to different department managers with no improvement. I thought of giving the provider a what for talking to, but I donít see how thatís going to resolve anything as he might not be able to do anything. Just venting hasnít done anything so far.
Then last night I thought about using tonight's appointment as an opportunity to vent/protest as the billing thing just did me in. It was a thought that popped in my head but I donít really have time to act up on it today (next time possibly). I thought of showing up in a dress and running shoes. I found some comic relief in the idea that I would be sitting there in the reception area, then the office in a dress, running shoes, beard and hairy legs. Thinking somehow this would want to be addressed (punny) and completely ignore/avoid/ deflect it so I can read it in the notes later. Then I thought what I would do next time, dress as a clown? No I need something better to follow up, I just havenít thought of it yet. Any suggestions? Feel free to contribute.

To me this was making a statement. Kind of like me sending conflicting information back, not answering questions, not providing information to them they want and making a statement back regarding that I dressed too nice at the last visit. I also know this has nothing to do with the reason for the visit (ADHD medication management) so I am not taking away or detracting from anything. Who knows, maybe I can get them into therapy and they would have to deal with their own problems within the system they help perpetuate. ]]>
Chit-Chat Budkeiser http://www.addforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=191567
<![CDATA[I'm back!... Mostly.]]> http://www.addforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=191532&goto=newpost Sat, 05 May 2018 11:47:35 GMT Hi everyone..thanks for all the well wishes from my joint surgery. I am doing great..only had to take pain meds for a week..got rid of the rest at drug dropoff(i have kids in the house and major drama..long story).. developed a nerve issue since Tuesday and started Gabapentin...but I am doing... Hi everyone..thanks for all the well wishes from my joint surgery. I am doing great..only had to take pain meds for a week..got rid of the rest at drug dropoff(i have kids in the house and major drama..long story).. developed a nerve issue since Tuesday and started Gabapentin...but I am doing awesome! I can't believe modern medicine... I had this surgery which involved taking out a bone...moving tendons and hooking them all back up and had surgery two weeks ago and am moving my thumb and hand. I start PT may 9 and get my postop brace.. I hated being absent but my dictation programs suck.. I am not typing as well or as fast and I am not using my thumb well yet but I missed my family.. If anyone has an autoimmune type of arthritis as in Basal joint..or thumb/where thumb meets hand problems do not be afraid of surgery.. its amazing how well it went! ]]> Chit-Chat sarahsweets http://www.addforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=191532 <![CDATA[The what's bothering you RIGHT NOW thread Part V]]> http://www.addforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=191475&goto=newpost Mon, 30 Apr 2018 23:33:36 GMT Yay Lunsy! I'm so glad things went through and you've got an appointment...and also that you have rides!
I want to go to Disney SO bad! Never been there. But I gotta wait a bit till they open the Star Wars part in Disney World. haha omg me and my mom would've geeked out SO freaking hard together! :D

Anyhow, I'm soooo hoping that this helps with your pain as it did with my mom. My God do you deserve some relief /cry.

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I'm sorry Per-Pers :( Hope you're feeling a bit better now?

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I'm sure Tigsy-Wigsy will be fine Mid-Mids. Maybe she just ate a mouse with a real rotten attitude yesterday? :lol:

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:grouphug: (((((((HUGS))))))) :grouphug: ]]>
Chit-Chat psychopathetic http://www.addforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=191475
<![CDATA[Knock-Knock!!...Who's There?]]> http://www.addforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=191433&goto=newpost Fri, 27 Apr 2018 19:26:03 GMT No one. No one is here! /cry... COME BACK HOME PEOPLE WHO USE TO BE ACTIVE HERE! :( :( :( No one.
No one is here!

/cry...

COME BACK HOME PEOPLE WHO USE TO BE ACTIVE HERE! :( :( :( ]]>
Chit-Chat psychopathetic http://www.addforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=191433
When looking for a new friend for Tigger http://www.addforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=191430&goto=newpost Fri, 27 Apr 2018 17:40:10 GMT I need to remember the following and not let myself fall for the cute ginger girl that I posted the picture of in a different thread. She is unsuitable as a companion for Tigger, too fearful and doesn't sound like she copes with other cats.

This is the essentials:

  1. Gets on with other cats
  2. Not scared of people
  3. Playful
  4. Ebony must have approved if she'd have met the new cat when we find the right one
If I start posting pictures and writeups of unsuitable cats, like Alice (the ginger), someone please remind me of this list? :thankyou: ]]>
Chit-Chat midnightstar http://www.addforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=191430
Is this a silly birthday present idea? Opinions desperately needed. http://www.addforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=191387&goto=newpost Tue, 24 Apr 2018 22:31:25 GMT Hubby's birthday is coming up and I've searched Amazon up and down but can't think of anything that he might like.

I usually try to buy him something for his latest interest or hobby but since he knows infinitely more about everything and especially his own interests this usually ends up being something sub optimal or useless.

So I've been thinking about what would really improve his life. He's been very (really very very very) unhappy about his weight and health for many years but especially lately (like me).

He also feels bad about all the junk we eat. We've pretty much stopped cooking and mostly eat either ready made food or take away (I've cooked and frozen tons of food for fuzzling before I started working so she still gets healthy food though I'm going to run out of that very soon as well).

So I thought as birthday present I will promise to prepare at least 4-5 nutritionous, healthy meals a week. I can only do this for about 3 weeks before our parents come to visit who will then take over the cooking but then I can say that along with their cooking I'll provide a salad 4-5 times a week (as their food isn't super healthy...though a million times healthier than the rubbish we eat now).

I think if I start cooking again that will be something that will definitely have a positive impact on both our lives. We are both fat, always tired, always sick and always feeling guilty about the crap we eat.

What do you guys think? Is this a good idea or is it silly beyond words? It reminds me of the vouchers we used to make as kids to give our parents to help them with chores around the house, which of course they never actually used...

I'm not sure hubby will like it because

1. He won't believe that I'll keep my word
2. He will feel too guilty to accept a formal offer like that since he knows how tired I am all the time.

I could just do it without making it a birthday present or a big deal but without that motivation I doubt I'll follow through. And we both so need to get healthier again.

I was thinking of throwing in a freebie like keeping the bedroom reasonably neat (hubby hates a mess and I make a huge mess in our bedroom.)

Sorry this is getting too long. So my questions are:

1. Is this a good idea or does it look like just something silly like I didn't bother finding a proper present on time?

2. If it is a good idea can I get something representative of the idea to give him on his birthday?ideally something that is nice in its own right? (So not like a carrot or celery stick wrapped in gift paper...). ]]>
Chit-Chat Fuzzy12 http://www.addforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=191387