Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Why do I Think This Is True? ....Scienctific Facts.

The more I read, the more I think. The more I think, the more I beleive. It's scientific research that helps me answer the question that became the name of my blog. It's leading me to.....BOTH! Here's why> I read alot about the way the brain works (for obvious reasons). So one of the things I read today  http://psychcentral.com/lib/2007/causes-of-attention-deficit-disorder-adhd/ while searching this website about a subject I commented on at Jeff's blog(see why I go there on a previuos post here), caught my attn.!...(lol, that sounds so funny to me when I say, "caught my attn.")

I had apperently search this site before, but did'nt realy read much there, it shows the last time I visited was back in '08. But today I took the time to read some more things and found some pages that helped me understand more about myself. In the one I showed the link too up above, it said some things about certain genes that caused thinner levels in areas of the brain, of children w/ADHD, that may get thicker as they grow up, and not have most af the symptoms of ADHD later on. Then on down the page it talks about brain injury/damage and the frontal lobe area causing ADD like symptoms in ppl that were'nt having these symptoms before. So you may ask, "How does this tie together for you Scott?" I can answer that one! Yoo- Hoo! The answer is not a reason to Yoo-Hoo about, but finding it is...for me.

My wife, Carolyn is pretty good at watching and noticeing how ppl talk and act, when she is around them. That may be why she is good at talking and knowing how to make ppl feel good about being her friend. Because they feel she knows them(because she does, even better than they think she does...lol). She has always noticed how much I act and even have some of the same facial expressions that my Mom had.(She passed away in May of 2005). And knew Mom was a bit ADD. I did'nt even know what ADD was when she was alive, but I can sure see what is was/is now. Also my brother(it's obviuos to anyone), but I never had thought about it before...untill now.

So here it is> The damage in my brain is located all around it, one of the frontal lobe ones is the one that had immflamation that was shown to us by M.S. Dr. on the MRI (at that appt..... I get an MRI from time to time on the day of my appt.), that needed the Chemo treatments a couple yrs. ago. Also, to make this even more convincing to me is, when I had my brain biopsy in the beggining of this journey that began Aug.06, my Nuerosurgean took the sample from one of the other frontal lobe tumors( the scar is in line with my right eye, just above my hairline), because it was the safest place to operate and not take chance of screwing me up real bad by taking the sample from the big one close to my left ear(top of page). Also (it gets even better..lol) that was the thinnest area/level of my brain, and made it even safer to operate on.

So, what I am thinking about is, the damage now is just making a condition I always have had, more obvious.

That's just something I need to think about, I rekon. It won't cure me to know this, but it may help me find an answer to a question that nobody else can answer....YET!

Let me know what you think, if you feel like it, I hope you do!


I want to mention what inspired me to write this post, http://jeffsaddmind.com/science-versus-the-add-self-481.htm#comment-22776  Jeff's blog is also where I get the links to many of my searches about this! Here's another link I found @ Jeff's http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/19/sports/playmagazine/0819play-brain.html?ex=1345348800&en=fd35a0abb6aa82a9&ei=5124&partner=permalink&exprod=permalink

It proves nothing, but it's something to think about.


  1. Hi Scott, Thanks for posting a comment on my blog www.bigdustup.blogspot.com. I hope your medical issues improve. Please keep writing about it. Not only is that good for you, but you could help others too. I see that you are in Oklahoma. I was born and partially raised in Tulsa, but am now in Colorado. I am about 5 years older than you. Take care. Scott Anderson

  2. Thank you Scott, And I enjoyed reading the posts on your blog! You have a unique style of writing that makes a person want to continue reading..and learning for me. Positive and energetic, with a great sense of humor!

    I lived in Tulsa 1964-1968. K-3rd grade(as good as I remember). Went fishin' for tadpoles at Zink Park, close to our house. A much different and safer world then (besides being at war unfortunately)for a kid.

    I am doing well today, and will be doing better tommorro because of people like you that encourage me, and see the good things that will happen if I keep searching for answers,and somehow help others with this blog, and not give up. But look at good reasons to live.

  3. Hi Scott,

    You wrote about your lovely wife: People feel good about being her friend. Well, I'm happy, and grateful, to be your friend.

    That's an interesting point you make, how one of your "conditions" made the other more obvious. I think this is true for so many people with late-diagnosis ADHD, or even children with.

    Many will do just fine in life until they come to that "straw" --that extra physical, psychological, or cognitive stress -- that pushes them over the limit. Sometimes the added demand or stress is blamed and the underlying ADHD missed entirely.

    So, how smart you are to see the gray area in between. It's because you're one who thinks and asks questions.

  4. Hi Gina,

    You know I am also happy and grateful to be your friend. You also see the gray in between, and evidence of that is in your book and your blogs.

    Wow, Carolyn just walked in the door and I showed her this! She said she agrees and thanks for the complement Gina!

    I have so many things and ideas for new posts, and need to start doing and stop procrastinating. I'm gettin' really good at saying: "There are just not enough hours in the day". Good excuse huh? lol ;)