Hi everyone and thanks to @Posty for inviting me to join. I am an RN in the community health sector and previously I worked in a major emergency department for 10+ years. I'm a mum to a 4.5yr old and long term partner to Karen. I love fishing, drawing and gardening but don't get much time to draw these days. I am currently being assessed for ADHD so keen to hear how others have found this process as I'm a bit anxious I won't get a diagnosis. Anyway great to meet you all!

@Kath Hi Kath, and welcome to the clan! It's a long time since @Posty recruited me, but this has been a really great place compared with - other places. Hope it's good for you!

@hyper @grumpysmiffy @Posty don't have the bird site but have the other usual suspects and looking to move on sick of superficial grabs at attention!

@Kath @Posty Hey, and welcome to somewhere not shit.

I was (re)diagnosed with ADHD in September 2020, and the process was smoother than I thought it was going to be -- however I was diagnosed as a child, so that helped.

For those getting diagnosed as an adult, from memory they need to assess your working history and any issues arisen that could be attributed to ADHD, school report cards etc -- establishing a history of disruption to your life due to the ADHD.

If you're in Adelaide, I can recommend a good neuropsychiatrist.

@hyper @Posty nice to meet you here, I'm new to the adhd diagnosis process and am struggling to get someone from work to contribute objective evidence, they felt questions were in conflict with job requirements. Looking at getting a previous colleague that I no longer work with to answer but didn't help that the question provided for objective feedback were written like they were asking for a professional opinion :bunnethonk:

@Kath @Posty Do you have any documented instances of getting in trouble at work?

@hyper @Posty not really, just some instances where I completely missed the purpose of something or misinterpreted the instructions resulting in me taking way too long to do something that should have been achieved in an hour. I hide things pretty well that's why this is hard.

@ben_hr @Posty nice to meet with fellow health nerds! Used to teach undergrad pop Health and made them play plague Inc on their phones, taught them so much!


ahahaha my “process” was uh, I don’t think they really have a process

@Kath @Posty Welcome Katherine. I was also an emergency RN for 10ish years, an educator, and a stint in management, but haven't been able to work now for 4 years due to . I have similar interests to you but have to live vicariously through others ATM due to being housebound, although I do get to dabble in the garden a little. Look forward to hearing more from you.

@bananamangodog @Posty good to meet you, ended up leaving ED after glandular fever and ongoing fatigue, turns out I was burnt out and in desperate need of a change. Look forward to hearing more from you too.

@Posty @Kath Hello hello, I’m a health consumer representative, working in public higher education, supporting my family through the thick and thin of health things. I have another older masto account but the community feeling here is really good.

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