Sunday, November 21, 2010

Brain Fog

I have no memory these days.

It seems like I forget things almost instantly. The sad part? I can't even remember the example I intended to use when I started this post a few minutes ago.
I sent Scott & Ellie off to a birthday party for an 11 a.m. start. I woke up when I heard the garage door opening, peered at the clock to discover it was 11:40 a.m., and jumped out of bed to find out why they were home so early because surely there had been a problem. And there was: The party didn't start until 1:30 p.m.

These things happen to everybody, especially when they're tired or sick. And I have grade school friends on Facebook who could attest to the fact that I've always been a bit of a space cadet. 
And certainly my pain and fatigue levels have had that effect on me since I got sick in 2007. It just seems lately like that brain fog has gotten thicker. It's probably just that I feel beyond exhausted even more than my "normal" since I've been sick. I suspect it's at least somewhat affected by my concerted efforts to participate more in family life and Ellie's school stuff. 
I went to the pharmacy one day this week to pick up some prescription refills. I thought there would be three waiting for me, one of which I'd been late picking up and the prescription had expired on me so it hadn't been available last time I was there. I thought. But the pharmacy tech said no, it had been picked up two weeks ago. Oh, I said, maybe my husband picked it up and I didn't realize it. It must be on the kitchen counter or something. 

Computers are amazing things though, and he was able to pull up an electronic copy of my signature and which other prescriptions I had picked up that day. The weirdest part? I remember getting the other meds. But I have no memory of getting that particular Rx ... nor where I put the bottle. :-/ 


3 comments:

WinnyNinny PooPoo said...

For some reason with me the higher the pain the denser the fog...I might lose something 10 times in a half hour...need a keeper to just keep track of where I put things! Or purses/bags/cars/tables with less places to hide stuff in plain site!!!

Beth Anne said...

I so relate to this. I forget passwords, names, and even what I walked into a room to do sometimes! It is hard to explain to "normal" people what I can now label "fibro fog"

Have a good day!

duby said...

hi Sick Momma,
I really enjoy reading your blog and journey ....
I was wondering if you ever considered natural / herbal remedies to help you?

Just a thought ....