Well a huuuuuuuuuuuuuge hello to everyone. I guess it's been a while. Last time I was around there were only about 40 members. My how things change in just a few months.
Well, following on from my last blog post, I did eventually get a diagnosis of adhd combined type. Well that came as a shock, NOT! I felt a huge relief at finally getting some recognition for the fact that, (a) I'm not crazy, (well ok I am a bit crazy, but in a good way.), and( b) I wasn't imagining the difficulties I've faced throughout my life.
I also got diagnosed with a mood disorder, but the hospital hopes that once my medication is worked out properly my mood swings may settle a little. Well I'm currently on 20mg of ritalin throughout the day. It has helped with my focus and motivation to get most things done each day. I guess I've been more organised most days. I'm not sure it's helped my mood swings much though.
I guess these things take time.
My eldest daughter has now also been referred for possible diagnosis. She is definitely hyperactive. It gets me dizzy just standing having a conversation with her, because she moves about the room and climbs about the whole time we're talking. Also I can see alot of the patterns from my own childhood re-emerging. She says things like 'I don't know why I keep doing the things I do. I try hard to be good and I don't know why I can't'. These are all the things I used to say and feel. It twisted me up in knots feeling that way for so long, and it ties me in knots hearing and seeing my daughter go through the same thing. I can only be thankful that she has me here to support her. At least if she gets help now, my beautiful clever daughter can blossom the way I know she can.
So that could possibly make 3 of us at home with adhd. It's hard enough having adhd myself. put on top of that 4 children, 2 with adhd a toddler with tons of energy, plus a home to organise, and you get the picture. Life can be very stessful at times, but I love my family, and I wouldn't have them any other way. Put it this way, without adhd life may be less wacky sometimes, but it is part of us and comes with a lot of great things too.
Take care for now everyone.