Open Letter to Kershaw County School District Superintendent

The following is an email that I sent to the Kershaw County School District superintendent this evening. If you have children in Kershaw County Schools, I urge you to let the district know how you feel about this new “policy”. Dr. Morgan, As I know you are well aware, many of the parents who received […]

I Miss You

There are times when you wish you hadn’t been left alone with your own thoughts. This afternoon is one of those times. I “think” a lot when I’m hyper-focused on “mundane” tasks. Today I’m hyper-focused on cleaning the baseboards & door jambs. The girls are pretty much staying to themselves today & JR is out motorcycle riding […]

Days Like Today Could Drive Me To Drinkin’

It’s days like today that might drive me to drinkin’! UGH. The kitchen sink sprayer lever broke after breakfast. I had a replacement sprayer under the sink from a repair we ended up not having to do, so I brought it out and replaced the sprayer. Perfect fit. Great. Unfortunately, THAT sprayer lever broke also! […]

Poor Working Memory & ADHD

When many people hear that someone has ADHD (ADD) they immediately think of physical hyperactivity. I must admit, until I was diagnosed and began educating myself on the subject, I also thought that’s all that it was and that it was “outgrown”. Boy was I wrong! I was doing some reading today, and ran across […]

Cardiologist Visit 06-10-10

I saw the cardiologist today. It was rather anticlimactic. I didn’t really hear anything I didn’t expect. I’ve got 3 choices for dealing with the PSVT: do nothing, continue with the meds, cardiac ablation. I can do nothing & just live with it. It’s not “life threatening” – I won’t die from the PSVT episodes, […]

First Dose of New Meds

Well, I took my first dose of my Toprol last night. I had hoped not to have many of the side effects that were listed, but unfortunately I did. I had trouble sleeping, strange dreams, very tired. The side effects are supposed to go away once your body gets used to it…I sure hope so…I […]

My ER Visit Update

Since everyone is wanting an update on exactly what happened with me yesterday, I figure a blog post is in order. Many of you now know that I had to have JR take me to the ER yesterday. The whole thing actually started very early in the morning yesterday – around a quarter to 1. […]

April Fool's Day – And I'm Not Even Dressed Yet

Well, I’ve definitely had an interesting start to my April Fool’s Day. I woke up to the “reminder alarm” I have set on my iPod to start looking for Brianna’s bus – instead of my regular morning alarm – I had problems getting to sleep last night … I guess my body was making up […]

Brianna Day 2

Today I gave Brianna both doses of her Adderall. The only thing I’ve really noticed is she was not hungry during the day until about the time her 2nd dose was probably wearing off. I say “probably” because at this point I am not seeing a difference in her ADHD symptoms. About 45 minutes after […]

Adderall Day 1 End of Day

Well, it’s about a quarter til 10 at night and around 4:30 or 5:00 I started feeling tired and yawning a lot (I took my Adderall at about 9:30 – so about 7 hours). If I had taken it earlier in the day (around 6:30 when I normally get up), then taken my 2nd dose […]