How many of us can relate to this???? LMAO

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dorookie
dorookie Member Posts: 1,731 Member
edited March 2014 in Colorectal Cancer #1
A. A. A. D. D. (Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder )

This is how it develops:
I decide to water my garden.
As I turn on the hose in the driveway, I look over at my car and decide my
car needs washing.

As I start toward the garage, I notice that there is mail on the porch
table that I brought up from the mailbox earlier.

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

I lay my car keys down on the table, put the junk mail in the garbage can
under the table, 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 checkbook off the table, and see that there is only 1 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 Coke that I had been drinking.

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

I see that the Coke is getting warm, and I decide I should put it in the
refrigerator to keep it cold.

As I head toward the kitchen with the Coke, a vase of flowers on the
counter catches my eye--they need to be watered.

I set the Coke down on the counter, and I 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 I spot the TV remote Someone left it on the kitchen table.

I realize that tonight when we go to watch TV, I will 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 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 set the remote back down 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 Coke 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 today, I'm really
baffled because I know I was busy all day long, 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.

Do me a favor, will you? Forward this message to everyone you know,
because I don't remember to whom it has been sent.

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


P.S. I just remembered. I LEFT THE WATER RUNNING IN THE DRIVEWAY!

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  • Shayenne
    Shayenne Member Posts: 2,342
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    LOL!!
    This is so funny, I can sooo relate to this, I can walk into a room and forget what the heck I went in there for in the first place, looking through drawers for something, and can't figure out what, but that's sooo true.. you try to mult-task, and then forget somethings!! I love this! Good one Beth!

    Hugsss!
    ~Donna
  • dorookie
    dorookie Member Posts: 1,731 Member
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    Shayenne said:

    LOL!!
    This is so funny, I can sooo relate to this, I can walk into a room and forget what the heck I went in there for in the first place, looking through drawers for something, and can't figure out what, but that's sooo true.. you try to mult-task, and then forget somethings!! I love this! Good one Beth!

    Hugsss!
    ~Donna

    I like it
    Its funny, it is Wendy to a T, one day she went upstairs to look for her glasses because she was working on something on the downstairs living room, well about 10 minutes went by and I then heard the vacuum start up, I had to send my daughter upstairs to remind WEndy what she went up there to get...I fell out laughing so hard.....

    Beth
  • Shayenne
    Shayenne Member Posts: 2,342
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    dorookie said:

    I like it
    Its funny, it is Wendy to a T, one day she went upstairs to look for her glasses because she was working on something on the downstairs living room, well about 10 minutes went by and I then heard the vacuum start up, I had to send my daughter upstairs to remind WEndy what she went up there to get...I fell out laughing so hard.....

    Beth

    OMG!
    Now that's funny! well, at least she got the floor cleaned while looking for her glasses! LOL..so she can at least see what she was vacuuming?? LOL!

    Hugsss!
    ~Donna
  • eric38
    eric38 Member Posts: 583
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    Shayenne said:

    OMG!
    Now that's funny! well, at least she got the floor cleaned while looking for her glasses! LOL..so she can at least see what she was vacuuming?? LOL!

    Hugsss!
    ~Donna

    There are days when I have
    There are days when I have chemo brain and end up chasing my own tail all day. I spin my wheels and get nothing done. I`ve done stupid things like looking everywhere for my wallet or keys and end up finding them in the oddest places. For example I have found my keys in the freezer or my wallet on top of the refrigerator. Who knows what posseses me to do this. I can only guess that my keys have ended up in the freezer when I was getting ice but have no idea why I would put my wallet on top of the refrigerator.

    Eric
  • VickiCO
    VickiCO Member Posts: 917
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    Me, too...
    Today I went to the Post office and the drug store. First the drug store, where I dropped off my prescriptions (yeah...Emend!) Then I headed to the post office. I walked up to the counter, looked right at the clerk (whom I know very well. This is a small town) and said "Why am I here?" She said to go back out to the car and get the packages I was sending. Oh yeah! I did that, then went home. I was pulling into the garage when I remembered I was supposed to go back and pick up my drugs. Back to the drug store. Back home. Realized I was hungry. Then I remembered I was supposed to meet a friend for lunch, back over by the post office! I called and she said she was already on her way to my house as she figured I forgot! She brought me lunch. My friends understand my chemo brain...wish I did! LOL!

    Many hugs, Vicki
  • grandma2selena
    grandma2selena Member Posts: 199
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    Love it!
    Oh yes, I can relate all to well to this!

    Thank you for sharing
    Debbie
  • kmygil
    kmygil Member Posts: 876 Member
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    I can soooo relate!
    The other day I went to put my bottle of water back in the refrigerator since I was doing something else (I forget what.) Three hours later, not one thing I was going to do was done, BUT! ...

    - The open water bottle was in the pantry

    - The Pledge bottle was in the fridge

    - The vacuum cleaner was on the deck

    - My wallet was in the garage

    - It took a whole day to find my glasses (they were in my husband's workshop

    - My dog got 2 dinners

    What can I say?.... Oh, by the way, it's been 2 years since my last chemo, but I still use chemo brain as my excuse--it feels more legitimate! LOL!

    A sense of humor rescues me ever time.

    Laughing with you,
    Kirsten
  • nudgie
    nudgie Member Posts: 1,478 Member
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    OMG
    I can relate :) !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!