What My Husband Told Me That Helped Me Understand My ADD Diagnosis

The following excerpt is taken from a blog post on TheMighty.com. A website that helps people facing disabilities, chronic diseases and illnesses talk about the emotional side of the day to day challenges, small wins and milestones they may face.

As I read Tracy Boyarsky Smith’s story about ADHD on The Mighty, I had such a flood of emotions. There were so many different things I could relate to, and I wanted to jump up and give her a high-five.

I began to recount the opportunities I’ve had to put a new face to attention deficit disorder (ADD) in my community. I remember the time I was on a field trip with our son’s first-grade class and his teacher asked, “What are you reading?” I showed her Dr. Edward M. Hallowell and Dr. John J. Ratey’s book “Driven to Distraction.” I proceeded to explain I had recently been diagnosed with ADD.

“You? But you’re a doctor!” she said.

“Yes, and now I’m learning about me,” I replied.

“Wow, that’s so commendable of you.”

“Yeah, well it’s time to take care of me.”

You can read the rest of the post here.