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You lock the door and throw away the key; there's someone in my head, but it's not me

Posted on 2005.12.09 at 11:58
How I feel about it all: optimisticoptimistic
Soundtrack: Pink Floyd - Brain Damage
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Well.

I have my intake appointment with the The Center for Neuropsychology & Learning Disorders on Tuesday, 4 Oct (the day before phoenixw arrives, I believe). Then the all-day testing on the 19th.

Well. We'll see how that goes.

It's only been forty years in coming. *cheers*

I only hope this doesn't end up happening:


Comments:


Magpie
sistermagpie at 2005-09-12 16:15 (UTC) ()
Ack! What a scary cartoon!

I'm sure you won't lose your Hobbes.:-\
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2005-09-12 16:26 (UTC) ()
I guess if I DO end up on meds, they'll be the kind I take on a PRN basis, only when I need to work or clean or finish a boring project. I'm going to tell them that I don't want anything that I have to take every day for it to be effective. I'm not so much on the drug dependence; it took me a long time to finally admit that I probably DO need something.

let's get the seven lines.
bookshop at 2005-09-12 16:39 (UTC) ()
that is the scariest cartoon in the whole world ever. :(((((((((((((((((((
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2005-09-12 16:48 (UTC) ()
Indeed.
michichu at 2005-09-12 16:54 (UTC) ()
that makes me super sad.

Unfortunately, I do find that being on medication tends to make one less fueled by creative juices. It's like being more productive in some practical aspects, but totally losing your drive in others.

For some who find it difficult to function on a regular basis, it's a definitely beneficial change, but for others, it's better to just deal with pre-existing problems rather than losing personality/talents. Of course, that's all your own decision.

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*hugs* good luck.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2005-09-12 17:05 (UTC) ()
I'm looking to try the short-acting stuff, just as a trial. If I start turning into someone else, forget that.

The deal is, I think I'm a writer (really!), but I can't get organised to start doing something about it. And if I DO take meds for the focus, what happens if I can't write while I'm on them?

I've been dealing with these problems since I can remember. It's cost me thousands of dollars, a friend or two (I'll lose touch with them and not have their phone number, or miss a lunch date and be too embarrassed to do anything about it). I'm not saying meds are the answer, but I do want to rule them out, if anything.
Emma Grant
emmagrant01 at 2005-09-12 16:59 (UTC) ()
That's an interesting little comic! I assume it's a manip?
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2005-09-12 17:10 (UTC) ()
I suppose it is. I got it a while ago, from a LJ community, probably adults_add or somesuch.
Emma Grant
emmagrant01 at 2005-09-12 17:15 (UTC) ()
*steals* I'm so using that in my class... ;-)
Greg
petulans at 2005-09-12 17:35 (UTC) ()
Actually, it really was the very last Calvin & Hobbes cartoon, if I'm not wrong. A little sad, really, but a lot more poignant for it!
Greg
petulans at 2005-09-12 17:46 (UTC) ()
Hmmm... it on researching my claim (must remember to do that before posting! Must not take my friends' statements as fact) it turns out that I'm wrong - no big surprise there! From what I can tell, it's actually an alternate ending, though not the official one.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2005-09-12 17:55 (UTC) ()
I just looked it up, as well.

This is the last panel. Much more optimistic, but my opinion on Mr. Watterson's decision still stands.
Greg
petulans at 2005-09-12 18:02 (UTC) ()
Yes, I'm trying to find out if it's an official alternate ending or not - at the moment I'm leaning towards not, despite some sources claiming that it does come from Watterson, but there's not much info on it (which only leads me to further suspect that it's a fandom-manip-cum-urban-legend.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2005-09-12 18:09 (UTC) ()
I think it's a manip. But it makes its point.
let's get the seven lines.
bookshop at 2005-09-12 18:38 (UTC) ()

Yeah, the "mom thinks the pills must be working" is a total urban-legend ring-in to me. Not something that feels legitimate but more of the typical social irony that proliferates folk myths of the sort.
let's get the seven lines.
bookshop at 2005-09-12 18:36 (UTC) ()

Really? :o It's actually one that Bill Watterson wrote?

:(( That makes it ten million times sadder than before. :((((((((((
Greg
petulans at 2005-09-12 18:46 (UTC) ()
I was under that impression before researching it, but from the lack of references to the strip if nothing else, I'm fairly sure that it's a fan-creation, which actually makes me rather happy!
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2005-09-12 17:50 (UTC) ()
Really? Oh, that's so sad.

I always thought it odd that Calvin's creator bowed out in the middle of his creative peak. He said something about running out of ideas. It makes me think that maybe HE was on the meds. :(
Way2
way2 at 2005-09-12 17:01 (UTC) ()
I think Calvin's dose might be too high. I can picture his Mom, harried and desperate, emptying a full ritalin bottle into his morning cereal.

Aren't most of the ADD meds fast & short-acting? Good luck! Sometimes it's useful to get a better diagnostic picture, even if the meds don't work out so well.

try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2005-09-12 17:06 (UTC) ()
Aren't most of the ADD meds fast & short-acting?

Yeah. That's what I'm hoping for. Something to take when I need it, and not having to when I don't.

Because meds, schmeds. I'd rather lose my bloody job than have Hobbes not be real.

tapped_trish
tapped_trish at 2005-09-12 20:17 (UTC) ()
With you being a nurse, I am sure that I don't have to remind just how terrible, wrong and DANGEROUS self medicating can be.

Love you,

Your soon to be daughter in law
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2005-09-12 21:17 (UTC) ()
Which is why I'm going to the doc. I've been putting it off for years.
The Moonlight Sonata
moonlight69 at 2005-09-12 20:27 (UTC) ()
That is the SADDEST C&H evar. :(
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2005-09-12 21:17 (UTC) ()
*sigh*
robinhoo at 2005-09-12 22:42 (UTC) ()
Yeek! How much do I NOT love that cartoon?! *makes cross with fingers* That will so not be you! Good luck with the first meeting and the testing. I'll be interested to hear how it goes.
Evie
phoenixw at 2005-09-12 22:54 (UTC) ()
D-:

That would be sad, indeed. Hopefully it won't come to having to make that kind of choice.

I'm reminded of a piece I heard on NPR some time ago, about writers who write compulsively. The work is not very well organized, nor very productive, so they were looking at trying to make changes... oh foo. I don't really remember. Creativity vs. productivity. Tough call, hon.
The Foo Queen
erebor at 2005-09-13 02:13 (UTC) ()

Sad ....

This is scary, but it's my experience with being "properly medicated". I won't go into details. But I lost a lot of the magic of life. I'm going to print this out and put in on my fridge.
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