Posted by Hank
on December 01, 1999 at 17:00:48:
I was given the news of having ADD two years ago. This, after knowing I had a problem but not knowing what the problem was.
At first the news was good, a relief, an answer that I had sought for years! My doctor/s were more or less matter of fact about the discovery. My family, actually my wife, was more elated than I...she could explain away the forgetfullnes, the "brain burps" that was a major source of pain.
To make a very long story short, I need to know what others are have done and are doing..I feel alone in this ADD bowl. I've completed a military career, attempted many other vocations since (with failures) and have now found a great part time job that keeps me active, outside and working with wonderful people. Actully, I work without being responsible for anyone, only myself. My supervisor/s like my work and I'd like to think, like me. At times the ADD kicks up and I need to cover it up, which I do, but it's frightful to think that I can be discovered!
At any rate, I hope to hear from some people who as adults, and in childhood had the experiences I have had, if for no other reason than finding fresh air in this bowl.