Friday, December 28, 2007


I have not been too talkative in the blogosphere .. have had a lot going on with work.. here are some things you might not know about me:

  1. I am ADD
  2. I have dyslexia in math otherwise known as calculus dysfunction
  3. I get frustrated easily when dealing with numbers
  4. I tend to want to give UP but always start over
  5. I love people so I enjoy greeting and talking with our patients and helping them find attractive eyewear...
  6. I persevere to great lengths to achieve what I want
  7. I work to problem solve
  8. I enjoy solving those problems

Being that I am ADD .. let me give you an example of my life at home if I need to do several things.. I will start on the laundry , leave the dryer open, decide that the dishwasher needs emptying and while I am doing that decide that I need to go get the mail leaving the dish washer open, then I decide I need to change the sheets on the bed and in the middle of that I decide I need to clean the shower, then I finish the bed, walk into the kitchen and realize I never finished emptying the dishwasher and the laundry is still not folded all the way.

At work I am an office manager for an optometrist. I am not a good multi tasker because of my ADD. I have to constantly make a list of what needs to be done, for example if I have to call patients to pick up glasses , I have to make a list , otherwise I will forget .. I usually have to complete one task before I can jump onto another one. When I try and do several things at once it usually ends in disaster, lucky for me I have a boss who understands this.

Sometimes though in my job I feel that I am simply not good enough, I have to process insurance remits to balance our books.. We do not do insurance every day so it is not consistent when I am doing remits, each of the insurance companies has their own policies regarding remits.. each remit is different. I have a horribly difficult time with some of the insurance groups when it comes to processing them. With One particular group sometimes we get a check and sometimes we are in the negative , but I still have to balance my invoices.. so I have to batch each remit, if a single remit has more than one patient on it, then I have to divide up the remit.. but with this one particular insurance , it is very difficult a lot of the times we recieve no check and they do like a running balance with positives and negative amounts, I have to show these in our records and it is VERY DIFFICULT, especially for someone who primarily knows basic math. I never learned much past functional math, this means I do not know percentages well, or fractions well, or meters well, or or any branch there of. I never completed college because I never could get statistics and at the time I needed that to recieve a teaching degree for early childhood ed. That was the one time in my life I did give up.. but not now.. I try and try and try to do my best... sometimes the frustration is so bad I get a headache like you would not believe from the stress.. that was my day today and it will continue on Monday.. luckily I have great help between my boss and our software person.. So I have to fight to understand this foreign language called insurance remits... its difficult at best...

So thats why I have been kind a quiet the last couple days.. bear with me.. I will be ranting about good health and eating and all that stuff soon enough...

Wish me well

Wish you well too..


Anonymous said...

What a great post!! Thanks for sharing these things. I multi-task ALL the time. Sometimes I'm good at it and other times, not so much. I was laughing at the laundry, sheets, dishwasher, mail thing. I've done that :)

What's awesome is you don't give up--you don't let something stop you and that is a trait all people should have!

Again, thanks for sharing. It was nice to read this kind of post from you :)

Anonymous said...

You know, I swear that I have dsylexia when it comes to maths too, yet I NEVER knew that there was actually a name for it.

Honestly, numbers frighten the heck of of me, LOL.

As for all the other things you have mentioned, I agree with "Kellie" in that you NEVER EVER give up! YOu comes acrosss as an extremely strong woman and this will always stand you in good stead ;-)

Have a great weekend lovely...

LL x

Anonymous said...

Oh, and it appears that I have dyslexia with my spelling too as I obviously had a problem spelling "dyslexia" haha....


Lora said...

I can so relate to your musings about how you start something and get sidetracked. Me too! I have to force myself to stay on one task....but it hardly ever happens!

Ann(ie) said...

I am a list maker. I live by them, it's how I function in life. I love this post...I too struggle with numbers. I had to get a tutor to pass the math I needed for college and I jumped up and down with a C-!!

Big Pissy said...

I keep it all in my head.

It gets really crowded in there...but it's worked this long.... ;-)

Happy New Year! :)