Hey! So I found this page about cognitive disfunction and basically what it does is that it has a program in it that makes other people experience how our brain works so they can understand it better. it's designed for parents of children in grades pre-k through 12, but it can be a fun thing to do to everyone that says our adhd problems aren't true! the page is this one: understood(point) org /en/tools/through-your-childs-eyes/ hope it helps! <3
Honestly MLA and Chicago and all those formatting rules are completely arbitrary and also inaccessible for people with any kind of visual or cognitive disfunction (dyslexia, adhd, macular degeneration) and its already so hard that the societal norm only allows people who are 100% able bodied and neurotypical and wealthy to become educated but like on top of that I can’t even fucking read your textbooks and scholarly articles like honestly it’s time to make way for diverse people to become scholars. Make your shit accessible.
All of my symptoms suck butt respectively on their own but the one that tops the charts for me is the cognitive disfunction (aka brain fog or fibrofog)
I see nonspoonie folk get ahold of brain fog posts sometimes and think they relate but it’s just so much worse and so much more frustrating for everyone than normal brain farts.
I forget important things, I can’t remember common words, I have delayed responses, forget what I’m saying, hearing what someone says but I can’t comprehend average sentences, light headed, hazy, bump into things, trouble navigating and judging distances.
It’s so painfully frustrating for me and it’s even harder when you see the people you interact with getting frustrated with you. They can’t help it and I try so hard but it doesn’t seem to matter. I mean, you don’t have a problem with any of these things normally and then BAM, a flare up hits and all of a sudden it’s like you have the brain capacity of a 6 year old.
I just feel like the equivalent of earwax sometimes.
Not only have I had thyroid cancer but I also have several other invisible illnesses.
I am ADHD
I have a learning disability/cognitive dysfunction.
What does this mean? This means that I don’t function like the rest of you.
This means I am easily distracted. This means that even though I have the answer it may take me a moment to find the words. It means that I am impulsive and impatient. It means that it is hard for me to keep the steps to do something in order. It means that I have trouble in math. It means that I can’t spell. It means that my grammar isn’t always the best. It means that I can come off as stupid. It means a lot of different things.
But it doesn’t mean that I am stupid. It means that I have to be different, that I have to find my own way. Everyone does, but for me it is so much more important to find out how I work the best so that I can use it to my advantage.