Battered and Bruised

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Ok, I know this isn’t strictly limited to just ADHD, but I find it that more people with ADHD suffer from this than not. What I’m talking about it being covered in strange bruises with not a clue to how they got there or what you did to yourself. For one brief moment, you might consider if you beat yourself in your sleep or if your circulation got cut off in one certain area.

The annoying truth is that it happens to the best of us. Lack of focus means we tend to be clumsy, and lack of memory tends to mean we forget when we’ve been clumsy. Hence being covered in bruises that we can’t remember how they got there.

Today, I actually remembered where a bruise came from for the first time in ‘donkey’s years’ and it due to the fact my rectangular table was a little too close to the bottom of the stairs. Luckily there was no one there to sit that particular misstep but my clumsiness has got me into a lot of embarrassing situations in the past.

One such time I was on a train with very little seating. It was only a short journey, so I was casually leaning against the wall. At one point I leaned to looked out of the window and then went back to lean on the wall again, only to find myself flying through the air and on to the floor. You see, it wasn’t a wall it was the toilet door, and it was one of those automatic ones that open very quickly. Luckily, I was helped back up by one reasonable good-looking gentleman, so it wasn’t all bad.

“Having bruises with no idea how they got there can make you extremely paranoid.”

ADHD Girl

A few weeks back, I was in a national trust park with the kids, my bestie, and her kid. It was a sunny day, and the kids were entertained running round so  I was feeling good time vibes, lost in the moment. Next thing I know I’m sprawled on the floor with blood pouring out of my knee. In my lack of focus I hadn’t realise that the path had become uneven so one foot got unbalanced. I tried to be brave in front of the kids, but it really did hurt. Sad thing is despite lots of people being around not one person outside my party asked if I was ok- what a load of jerks!

Well there are a few of my ‘How ADHD screws me over’ tales, I mean it could be worse and I suppose I should be grateful, that thus far I have avoided serious injury. Yet, every time I spot a new bruise, I can’t help feeling frustrated as I think ‘Dang it, not again!!!’

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