Fibromyalgia Action UK

Ah I finally have a name for what I'm going through. Read on !



Thank goodness there's a name for this disorder.

Somehow I feel better, even though I have it!!

Recently, I was diagnosed with A.A.A.D.D. -

Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder.

This is how it manifests itself:

I decide to water my garden.

As I turn on the hose in the driveway, I look over at my car and decide it needs washing.

As I head towards the garage, I notice mail on the porch table that I picked up from the post man earlier.

I decide to go through the mail before I wash the car.

I lay my car keys on the table, put the junk mail in the recycling box under the table, and notice that the recycling box is full.

So, I decide to put the bills back on the table and take out the recycling first.

But then I think, since I'm going to be near the postbox when I take out the recycling paper anyway, I may as well pay the bills first.

I take my cheque book off the table, And notice that there is only one cheque left.

My extra cheques are in my desk in the study,

so I go inside the house to my desk where

I find the cup of coffee I'd been drinking.

I'm going to look for my cheques, but first I need to push the coffee aside so that I don't accidentally knock it over.

The coffee is getting cold, and I decide to make another cup.

As I head toward the kitchen with the cold coffee, a vase of flowers on the worktop catches my eye - the flowers need water.

I put the coffee on the worktop and discover my reading glasses that I've been searching for all morning.

I decide I better put them back on my desk, but first I'm going to water the flowers.

I put the glasses back down on the worktop, fill a container with water and suddenly spot the TV remote control. Someone left it on the kitchen table.

I realise that tonight when we go to watch TV, I'll be looking for the remote, but I won't remember that it's on the kitchen table, so I decide to put it back where it belongs, but first I'll water the flowers.

I pour some water in the flowers, but quite a bit of it spills on the floor.

So, I put the remote back on the table, get some towels and wipe up the spill.

Then, I head down the hall trying to remember what I was planning to do.

At the end of the day:

The car isn't washed

The bills aren't paid

There is a cold cup of coffee sitting on the counter

The flowers don't have enough water,

There is still only 1 cheque in my cheque book,

I can't find the remote,

I can't find my glasses,

And I don't remember what I did with the car keys..

Then, when I try to figure out why nothing got done today, I'm really baffled because I know I was busy all damn day, and I'm really tired.

I realise this is a serious problem, and I'll try to get some help for it, but first I'll check my e-mail....

Do me a favour. Forward this message to everyone you know, Because I don't remember who the hell I've sent it to.

Don't laugh - if this isn't you yet, your day is coming!!


8 Replies

bless you that is a very good blog and you done well to do all that it is very good and i hope it not coming anytime soon love to you diddle x


lol love it xx im definantly a sufferer xx


I have this too! We are not alone...this was soooo funny I have pasted it onto my facebook for all my friends to see. Thanks for the early morning laugh!! LOL xxx :)


What a good blog. :)

hugs, kel xxx


Thank you, made me smile.


Hey BlueBunny, now I know what is wrong with me lol. Must remember this next time my symptoms flare up HAHA. xx


Big smiles from me feels good to have a good giggle



Ah, so that is what it's called!!!!! My days are very much the same. I get so easily distracted that in the end nothing gets done. I was just going to check my emails this morning before walking the dog and then seeing to the ducks. This is a rare day off for me mid week, so didn't get up at the usual time, so things that I usually do on auto- pilot didn't get done the same today. I still haven't finished with my emails as I stopped to see what all the lovely folk on here were doing. The dog hasn't been walked and the ducks have been let out but not fed and watered. I will be so stiff when I get up from here that I will have to go and make a cup of coffe oh, and empty the dish washer before I can clear the table.But then I should really walk the dog but might get distracted and do something else instead! I put it down to having lots of 'senior moments!', but I think I rather like the sound of A.A.A.D.D.Best wishes Sue.


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