Tuesday, April 21, 2009

What I Learned This Week

I always learn something new every week. I got excited when this Blog Carnival first got started. It's been going on for a couple of weeks, but this is my first post.

1. One of the major things I've learned this week is the you are your best advocate. I had a doctor's appointment this week. I actually got into an argument with a doctor. He then threw his pen down and put his hands up in the air. I was finally sticking up for myself. I said I know myself, this is my body. You are wrong. Can you trust me on this? Please give me a chance for 30 days. He is giving me that chance.

2. I get things done when I speak up. I deal with a lot of conflict when I'm at work. I want to sit on the sidelines sometimes when I'm on my own time. Sometimes it feels nice to not be so confrontational. Angry Toddler was having some issues at school with another kid. I finally had enough and went to the school's director. I can't stand her. No one likes her. I knew that she would throw Angry Toddler's issues from last year back at me. I was ready for that. Every time she came at me with something about Angry Toddler, I came back at her with something. I did not get emotional. I did not let her control the situation and bully me. This was last Thursday. By Friday, the problem was solved.

3. I'm also learning about dealing with Angry Toddler ADHD. I know that I'm in this for the long run. I'm reading a lot about ADHD. I know that AT needs structure and guidelines. I'm also educating Angry Husband about what I've learned. He is also learning to be firm with Angry Toddler.

What Have You Learned This Week?

Please check out Musings of a Housewife for what other people have learned this week!


  1. good for you! way to go!

    I have learned that I am not going to worry about stupid crap anymore!

  2. So which is harder? Working with Angry Toddler on his ADHD or training Angry Husband to do so?

  3. Totally hear you on number 1. Doctors live inside a very small box sometimes. I've had a hard time with this. But I finally reached a point in all my dealings with the medical profession (and I have to see doctors often), where I am not intimidated by the title and stand up for myself. He sounds like a real arse for throwing his pen down. But yay for you for sticking your ground!!!

  4. I am an adult living with ADHD. I used to take Adderall to control it, but in the last several months, I have wanted to get off the medicine altogether. Luckily, I have done so successfully! My niece, who is 5, was also recently diagnosed with ADHD.

    How are you handling your child? Is he taking medicine?

  5. SOOOOO true, thanks for this post. I have learned especially when it comes to your health, these days, you HAVE to be your own advocate and push for what you believe in. I have switched doctors 2 x because of it and I am so glad I did!

  6. Oh boy, that's going on your chart. Reminds me of when Elaine had an issue wth her doctor on Seinfeld. Funny, if you're a Seinfeld fan.

    Good for you for being strong. Judging from your blog, I don't think I would mess with you.

  7. I have learned that I have the bestest, best friend in the world!

  8. I would have to say working with Angry Toddler and Angry Husband are both very hard. I live in the house of ADD. We have our good days and we have our bad days. Someday I will do a post about all of it. A woman with ADD has many different symptoms than a man with ADD.


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