catinthefunnyhat wrote:AntiM wrote:Larry has a form of adult ADD... he's complicated. It has been said of him that if he were re-incarnated, he'd come back as three people.
Heh... well, I can see hard worker and ADD being kind of similar, even though they might manifest differently. They're both about having a lot of energy, but they vary in terms of how focused it is.
And they treat ADD (at least in kids) with stimulants, I think. So... well, not quite sure where I was going with that. Just that somehow all these facts seem consistent in a way that makes me feel good.
Larry is a hard worker, with deep reserves of energy. Yes, stimulants calm him down. And the opposite. He was being prepped for surgery, they gave him a pre-anesthesia dose of sodium pentothol. That practically puts most people out. Nope, he sat bolt upright on the gurney and started rattling a mile a minute. They had to gas him to get him down. When he has local procedures, the local numbing usually wears off fast, he can feel the procedure but usually just lets the doc do his thing until a muscle twitches. Freaks the surgeon out. He has a bizarrely high pain tolerance.
And yes, he can get scattered. That's what I'm for, herding the energy. We're quite the balancing act.