Concerta and Ritalin

I started on some ADD medications last week. I’ve noticed a significant improvement in my focus. It’s great! I have been much more “present” in meeting and my thinking is more orderly. I’m still on the introductory low-dose, I move to the big leagues on Friday. Hopefully it will just get better. Work is crazyContinue reading “Concerta and Ritalin”

Measuring age…

My baby turns 22 next week (not pictured). I’m 55 and that seems old enough but when I see my baby all grown-up and approaching a milestone birthday (aren’t they all?) I can’t help but feel even older. I reflect that I may not see many more of his birthdays. Will I live to 78Continue reading “Measuring age…”

aaaand It’s ADD

My partner and i filled out a behavioral survey designed to evaluated whether or not I had some characteristics of ADD. Big surprise; it turns out I have many characteristics of ADD. Not much hyperactivity so I won’t be getting sent to the principle or anything but I get distracted, i don’t finish things, someContinue reading “aaaand It’s ADD”

The Beach in January

Such a beautiful day here in God’s country that we’re heading out for a walk on the beach. I need it. The cold has driven me indoors and into the pantry for the past week! I’m still intrigued by my late-stage ADD diagnosis. In my mind I see myself getting on these drugs and thenContinue reading “The Beach in January”

Therapy?

Sheez, and I thought I was just a physical wreck! Tonight is my first appointment with a therapist. I’ve been having some pretty intense anxiety over the past couple of months. It involves some public humiliation that I don’t want to get into the specifics of…I wasn’t arrested or anything like that. It’s safe toContinue reading “Therapy?”

The War on Diabetes

Ok, it’s more of personal battle than a war. I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes over 10 years ago. I think like many people I ignored this diagnosis and assumed that I didn’t have to make any life changes since I was getting such great drugs for it. I was wrong. My family doctor,Continue reading “The War on Diabetes”

Who the hell is Frank Allen and why is he writing a blog?

You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows. — Bob Dylan I imagine that WordPress on January 1st each year is much like any gym on that date; well-intentioned people trying to improve themselves by starting something new. I also imagine the results are the same; the usual diehard people areContinue reading “Who the hell is Frank Allen and why is he writing a blog?”