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Just diagnosed today!

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Happy ADHD birthday to me!

Just got back from the psychologist and I finally passed something with flying colours!

47 years young and looking forward to finally getting to know myself a lot better.

Just wanted to drop a line here and say G'day from Australia!

Take care, All!

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wtfadhd

😂😂 well congrats on starting the new chapter and welcome to the tribe!

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NYCmom2

🥳 Welcome!

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Judi1234

Yes, being diagnosed forces you to know what makes you tick. I read something (I think it was in THE DRUMMER AND THE GREAT MOUNTAIN... an excellent book on ADHD) that said that no one should have to take the blame for the way their brain is wired. All the years that I hated myself for being "lazy" , never finishing projects, not being able to remember directions, being impulsive, etc, and mostly having overwhelming emotions.... esp anxiety , now were seen through a different lens... ADD. Things were manageable when I was working, but not having structure after retiring has made my symptoms worse. But now I know why. Still, the work ahead of me is daunting.

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AussieADHD in reply to Judi1234

Thanks  Judi1234 Ive been reading “Your Brain’s Not Broken” and just seeing myself in every page has been comforting in itself. It is a trip looking back over your life through this lens that’s for sure. Take a while to adjust to not blaming myself.

Thanks for the book recommendation, too 😎

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Judi1234 in reply to AussieADHD

I've added your book suggestion to my list. I'm over focused on ADD literature and have several books and the DBT workbook to finish 😵‍💫 . At least I'm focused on something!! 😂

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Old_Owl

Hey there, I'm just two weeks ahead of in terms of finding out. So far I've found this place to be pretty helpful as I figure this all out.

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AussieADHD in reply to Old_Owl

Let’s journey… 😎

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Judi1234 in reply to AussieADHD

I'd love to find a way for us seniors to be on a zoom meeting.

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AussieADHD in reply to Judi1234

Just head to Zoom, create a link for a meeting, then copy and paste it into a post on this page and ask for people to join at the specific time! 🙃 Or something like that 😏

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Judi1234 in reply to AussieADHD

Hmm. I don't have a Zoom subscription and imm terrible w anything technical. Maybe I can convince someone else to do it 😊. Interested??

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AussieADHD in reply to Judi1234

haha I thought you might say that 😉 Happy to help you set it up, not sure I qualify as senior as I'm just a spring chicken of 47 😜 But maybe that's another thing I have to come to terms with 😂 Let me know when you think you might want to set one up for? Maybe pm me and we can work it out?

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Judi1234 in reply to AussieADHD

You're still a kid to me... But then so are my own kids... 50 and 52. 😄. So far, no one else seems interested in Zoom. I talked about it several times but no one responded. I will let you know if anyone else shows an interest. Glad we've touched base!

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AussieADHD in reply to Judi1234

😂 All good. Let me know if/when I can help 😎

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Judi1234 in reply to AussieADHD

👍

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Judi1234 in reply to Old_Owl

I agree.

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lemonspeaks

woot woot!! Time to celebrate!!

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