AAADD Know the Symptoms

phoenixrising Member Posts: 1,508
edited March 2014 in Breast Cancer #1
I swear I have this................


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:

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 start toward the garage,
I notice mail on the porch table that
I brought up from the mail box earlier.

I decide to go through the mail before I wash the

I lay my car keys on the table,
Put the junk mail in the garbage can under the
And notice that the can is full.

So, I decide to put the bills back
On the table and take out the garbage first.

But then I think,
Since I'm going to be near the mailbox
When I take out the garbage anyway,
I may as well pay the bills first.

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

My extra checks are in my desk in the study,
So I go inside the house to my desk where
I find the can of Pepsi I'd been drinking

I'm going to look for my checks,
But first I need to push the Pepsi aside
So that I don't accidentally knock it over.

The Pepsi is getting warm,
And I decide to put it in the refrigerator to keep
it cold.

As I head toward the kitchen with the Pepsi,
A vase of flowers on the counter
Catches my eye--they need water.

I put the Pepsi on the counter 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 set the glasses back down on the counter,
Fill a container with water and suddenly spot the TV
Someone left it on the kitchen table.

I realize 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 in the den where it
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 set 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 warm can of Pepsi sitting on the counter
The flowers don't have enough water,
There is still only 1 check in my check 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
I'm really baffled because I know I was busy all
damn day,
And I'm really tired.

I realize this is a serious problem,
And I'll try to get some help for it,
But first I'll check my e-mail...


  • cats_toy
    cats_toy Member Posts: 1,462 Member
    Now I know, I'm not crazy, I have an actual disease! Thanks so much for clearing that up for me Jan.

    Maybe this will help some of the symptions

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  • Christmas Girl
    Christmas Girl Member Posts: 3,682 Member
    You two are too funny! :-)
    Well, not really. Can't be TOO funny!

    THANKS, Jan and Cat, for the reasons to smile.

    Kind regards, Susan
  • dyaneb123
    dyaneb123 Member Posts: 950
    This sounds woefully
    This sounds woefully familiar to me keys in the freezer, can't find the boob,hope it's not in the freezer...
  • CR1954
    CR1954 Member Posts: 1,390 Member
    This is so true! And hysterically funny, when put into words! ROFL!!

  • crazylady55
    crazylady55 Member Posts: 92
    CR1954 said:

    This is so true! And hysterically funny, when put into words! ROFL!!


    so true so funny
    this is so true and so funny. It was me before BC, now it is even worse. Where can I buy the Milk of Amnesia?