With my diagnosis of harboring “ticking time bombs” in my brain at the age of 22, technically, little had changed. And yet, somehow, everything had changed. I was diagnosed with a vascular disorder in my brain a month after my 22nd birthday.
So I read a lot. And it sounds expensive, because books are really expensive in the US, but in truth, I barely spent any money last year on books. There are so many ways to obtain books for free (or almost free) LEGALLY, and I’m here to spill the beans, having compiled over 2 dozen ways to read for free (or almost free)!
Three weeks ago, I took my first dose of Methtrexate (MTX), a chemotherapy agent, and an immuno-suppresant drug, after months of persistent, debilitating chronic pain. It had begun in my foot early spring, and by the time I started the drug, the pain had spread to my shoulder, elbow, multiple fingers, hips, and even to my jaw.
Living in the chaos that is New York City, breathing the cold, dry winter air, and tumbling around on the subway in rush hour with millions of others, it is often jarring to come to a sudden stop, look around, and realize where I am.
What am I doing? Where am I going in such a rush?
Executive Function Disorder. This post is about this elusive disorder, which could make doing work, getting organized, and being motivated very difficult, and my experience over the past few years in learning to accommodate to it. So what exactly IS Executive Function Disorder? It’s actually exactly what it sounds like: “Dysfunction in your Executive Functioning."