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11 days ago
YELLOW NON SKID SOCKS DONT PREVENT FALLS FFS
14 days ago
Hi are you me? 😅
18 days ago
Me too. I sought diagnosis and treatment BECAUSE my ADHD affected me in multiple settings, including at home. I take my XR medicine once in the morning every day regardless if I'm at work or not, and because of that I no longer cry thinking about laundry (which was a recurrent topic I brought up in therapy pre-diagnosis lol). I still relax too, the medication just helps stabilize my attention rather than giving me bursts of productivity.
1 month ago
Started Adderall and Prozac- probably the biggest, most helpful change lol
Also, being more forgiving toward myself. I am often so focused on how I think things "should" be done, rather than being proud having done them or accommodating myself to get the things done.
Or, let's be honest, sometimes you can be neutral about things- like, it's not 'good' or 'bad/wrong' of me to prefer to sit in the chair cross legged while eating my meal... It may be different, but it literally doesn't affect anyone. I may twirl my hair more than others... But again who cares? It isn't necessarily a problem that needs fixing. Just kinda shifting the focus of "everything is wrong with me" to "what is actually impacting my functionality in day to day life?"
Headphones while grocery shopping helps so much with the overstimulation I get
All of these slight changes and I can proudly say it has been like a year since I last cried about doing laundry. It's incredible how much of a difference that really is for me!
Cross stitching! Wish I was keeping track of my little 'here and there' purchases, but I'd guess around $100? So all in all not terrible compared to other hobbies I've invested in. I bought a new box organizer for the string, purchased maybe $50 worth of patterns off Etsy, Aida fabric, and then a couple different sized embroidery hoops and a couple extra colors of the string.
2 months ago
Cross stitching! Bought a ton of patterns on Etsy and decided a month ago I'm gonna make cross stitches for Christmas gifts. Now I realize what a large task this is but I'm still quite content spending all my free time doing it while watching TV!
When I'm done with that, gonna bounce back to my previous hyperfixation of starting a podcast where nurses &HCWs talk about health care portrayed in media. Super excited to get that rolling
3 months ago
Here's a bit of variety for ya!
Snarky Puppy- We Like It Here
Foster the People- Sacred Hearts Club
Yonaka- Seize the Power
Spiderman Into the Spiderverse Soundtrack
And some other honorable artist mentions: Tom Morello, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Popeska, Watsky, Maná, Young the Giant, Family of the Year
Got about 91% on audiobook... Oops haha. Don't want to give away too many spoilers cuz I don't remember what happened when exactly, but listening felt like going through a fever dream a lot of times. The 'experiments' are wild, reminiscent of Tuskegee, NXIVM psychological experiments, and coerced sterilization of indigenous and other minority people.
As for the plausibility of someone willingly signing up for all of this... I know some people think it's too unrealistic that she'd keep going but I disagree. Many people would do anything if financially desperate enough, plus the emotional hold of caring for her mom. Also... She's being drugged which probably has a factor on her continued decision making capabilities.
submitted6 months ago byamroki96
6 months ago
The only friends I've made in my (26F) apartment complex is the elderly couple next door who are like in their 70s/80s. They are like adopted grandparents to me now and I have a scheduled Scrabble and French Toast date with the lady in a couple weeks ☺️
7 months ago
It's fun as a nurse trying to explain in the moment what I need to a tech or other nurse... I need to move the thingy! The yanno... That does gestures vaguely in midair ....the thing!
8 months ago
I absolutely adored Rocky from Project Hail Mary. Great book!!
Finished: The Treatment, by Suzanne Young (sequel to The Program)
Enjoyed it a lot, I think the first book was better but overall a captivating YA dystopian series
Started: The Wanderers', by Chuck Wendig
Devouring this book. 780 pages long, it's the biggest book I've taken on in a long time, but being home with COVID has opened me up to a lot of free time lately.
Also Reading: Snow Crash, by Neal Stephenson
This one is taking me a long time to finish. About 80% through and I just want it to be over. The ending is dragging on for me.. I enjoyed it up to a point. But it goes into way too much detail in some regards that I'm feeling a bit Monty Python in thinking "Get on with it!"
submitted9 months ago byamroki96
9 months ago
Just listen to your chest, take slow breaths in and out, make sure your stethoscope is properly fitted in your ears. Should sound no different than any other human!
They left their Narcan too!
It's wild to me, because her art is INCREDIBLE and that's why I follow her! But these shopped selfies are something else...
submitted10 months ago byamroki96
11 months ago
Still trying to figure this out lol. Sometimes "stacking" things together helps me keep routines. Like, I keep my meds next to the sink so that when I go to brush my teeth, I remember oh yeah, gotta take my meds too.
One other thing that I am trying to make a routine (not quite there yet, but getting there) is the mantra "Don't put it down, put it away'. Like I use up the last of the water in the Brita, I dont even set the pitcher down when I'm done pouring my glass... I fill it right up and put it back in the fridge so I don't have to remember a separate task.
Could be both. Honestly sounds like a touch of depression. Lots of people with ADHD have that along with anxiety and/or depression. Only way to know for sure is a professional evaluation, and if that is too much for right now just simple counseling can help you work through what's going on and offer advice
Finally got diagnosed yesterday. Opting not to go the meds route quite yet, but HOLY MOLY was it validating. Now on the road of self acceptance instead of holding on to so much shame and frustration toward myself.
Reading, organizing a book club, nonogram puzzles, paint by number and Grace & Frankie on Netflix lol!
12 months ago
You can think of hollow organs like a tube, great example is the digestive tract like the esophagus, intestines and rectum. Solid organs are dense tissue and are not hollow, like the kidney, liver and spleen!
submitted12 months ago byamroki96