ADH– I think I Just Lost My Train of Thought–What Was I Saying?

February 17, 2008

When I was young, my performance in school was quite erratic. Sometimes I did well; other times I seemed to be out to lunch .

Readers of my blog probably have noticed my inability to focus. I will start a train of posts and then drift into another topic. For example, I have never finished my tale of my Aunt Henriette and her calendars. (Note to self–return Aunt Henriette’s voice mail message.)

A few years ago, I read an article in the newspaper about ADHD: Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. With some excitement, I told my wife about the article. “I think I’ve found out my problem!” I said to my wife and started to read the article to her.

My wife interrupted me. “Oh, you don’t pay attention and you don’t concentrate” she said with some scorn. “I knew that a long time ago. I’m glad you have a big fancy name for it, though.

Now, where was I?

9 Responses to “ADH– I think I Just Lost My Train of Thought–What Was I Saying?”

  1. janie Says:

    Random, I think you and my husband may be long-lost brothers. He also tells me he has ADHD, and he behaves much like you describe yourself. My opinion on the matter is quite similar to your wife’s.

  2. modestypress Says:

    I appreciate how you are ganging up on us.

    On a serious note, janie: I still sneak a [silent] peak over at wmb once in a while and a few days ago I saw that your daughter had been seriously ill, and then saw that she is recovering. I hope the trend is still positive.

  3. janie Says:

    Random, thank you for asking. My daughter is continuing to recover at home. By the way, I note that your daughter and my daughter are very close in age.

  4. modestypress Says:


    When my daughter was 14 she had a mysterious and life threatening illness (which reoccurred when she was in her 30s). It frightened us terribly and this is why she can’t bear children.


    My wife listened to CDs of the tenors you like (that I had checked out of the library). I asked her how she liked them. She shrugged and said, “They were all right.” If that won’t cure you of your inappropriate fixation on my wife…I know what will…

    If you met her and began to go on about your angst and your traumas, she would look very bored and say to you, “Come on, get over yourself.”

  5. pandemonic Says:

    That explains it…

  6. mabel Says:

    What an interesting post you have here on attention deficit disorder. This can be cured though. I’ve tried on websites to help me with this problem and it really works! has really helped me and i can see an improvement in my condition already.

  7. modestypress Says:


    Thank you. I will look at the web site.

  8. pmousse Says:

    Quelle surprise. 🙂

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