need a good laugh?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by carebelle, Jun 7, 2006.

  1. carebelle

    carebelle New Member

    Know a few people who fit this description ~ I think one is me!!!!

    Now don't laugh A. A. A. D. D.
    (Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder).or is this CFS/FM

    This is how it manifests:

    I decide to water my lawn.

    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 mail box 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 check book off the table, and see that there
    Is only one 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

    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
    Living room 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 lawn isn't watered,
    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 one check in my check book,
    I can't find the remote,
    I can't find my glasses,
    I don't remember what I did with the car keys,
    And my neighbor called to tell me he turned off the hose
    That was flooding the driveway.

    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 someone
    You know, because I may not remember to whom it has been sent.

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

  2. libra55

    libra55 New Member

    but not quite that bad yet. but there are a lot of things not accomplished at the end of the day.

    My husband is severe ADHD. He once turned on the shower in the morning and never actually got in it. He went and put bacon in the pan and then went out to cut the grass. He started the lawn mower and walked away to go talk to our neighbor.

    so now we have the shower running with no one in it, the bacon burning in the pan, the lawn mower running and wasting gasoline. I was just about beside myself at that point. i was in a flare and was bedridden, could hear the shower going and smell the burning bacon, smoke detector going, lawn mower sitting there in the yard running, and had no idea where he was.

  3. victoria

    victoria New Member

    I think we should have our own theme song, we could entitle it plus use the opening phrase from that song:

    "I Wonder as I Wander.........."


  4. Jana1

    Jana1 New Member

    I am not laughing because somedays this is me play by play...knowing I was busy ALL day, but can't point to one thing I have done. I Just sit down and cry at all the time wasted.

  5. carebelle

    carebelle New Member

    we all are like you and I have spent many a hours crying over these DD's.

    When I decited to stop letting this DD take so much away from me.I try to find humor in all things in life and that takes the absolute power away from this D and gives me the power to Laugh .

    When I did this I found it took alot of guilt feelings away from me and I have begun to have a terrible depression lifted off of me.

    I am sorry for your tears I truely am
    Do not let anything or anybody take away your laughter it really is the best medicine.

    I hope you have a good evening and I am sorry if my post up set you.
  6. Jana1

    Jana1 New Member

    Your post didn't upset me at all! I really did laugh when I read it because it was just like me.

    It is true that I cry at times when I think of all I could be doing, but I can't anymore. It is so hard to accept this FM when it changes from day to day or even hour to hour.

    Sometimes you think you are day, you can swear you are worse..and on and on...

    Hugs, Jana
  7. fibrohugslife

    fibrohugslife New Member

    Wow that is exactly just like me. It just is....and my memory is absolutely horrible. It was funny yesterday I was talking to my mom about a certain fruit and I could not think of the name for the life of me and I was giving her descriptions and it was like a guessing game for her LOL but she is used to that with me and she guessed it LOL.

    We were just laughing so hard about it. I really need to work on my memory and speech issues that I have now because of the FM and CFS problems.

    I cried a lot yesterday as it has been a year since I last worked, I got fired actually and it just broke my heart as I miss working and the socializing with others. Now I am just home with my folks, no friends anymore....It's just tough.

    Anyway having a conversation like that with me on the phone is just like that, I jump around so much. I talked to a new guy yeah still trying to date and get to know new people and try to not get discouraged by the frogs I unfortunately meet. Anyway I was just all over the place in my conversation and I warned him that I do this and he knows that I have FM. LOL but he is one of silent strong types so he did not say much but listened. Maybe I just need that, someone who takes the time to listen.

    Thanks for posting that Carebelle, I will be saving this to read and pass on to others that I know have fibro.

    Many hugs!
    [This Message was Edited on 06/09/2006]
  8. sunnywey

    sunnywey New Member

    I've had a rough day, and needed that.

    My sense of humour is what keeps me going.

    Yep - I don't accomplish much these days either, but - there is always somebody worse off than me.
  9. carebelle

    carebelle New Member

    I know what you mean. I had a few ok days but this morning is really bad.From the top of my spine to the bottom.Thank all of you for writing I am going to take a few days off.I'll be back next week.
    You all are in my Prayers