Fibro-fog or Dementia/memory loss... Hate it! I drove all the way in for an appointment this morning. I'm sitting there and the receptionist says, "you aren't scheduled to come in until Aug 2nd. You changed your appt, remember?". I'm like, uh no, it's in phone calendar and my walk calendarS. An hour & 1/2 driving time wasted! I forget how many messed up appts this made. I texted my hubby and he said, "Well.". I responded back, "My well ran dry & brain empty!" I seriously hate this above all other issues, because it makes me feel 1) like a fool, & 2) like I'm going crazy! 😲
Oh no! Im sorry. Thats definatly frustrating espically for an hr and a half drive! :( Something similar happened this morning, i had a convo with hubby about dinner and i cant for the life of me remember what he said if he was going to the shops or not after work to get it :( I hate asking again but hubs is used to it 😢
I did that on Monday! I took two of my boys to their doctor visit, but the appointment was for NEXT Monday. I do this all of the time. This time worked out well, though. They had just had a cancellation and worked us right in. Usually, though, I just feel foolish and drag myself back home.
I tend to tell the family (Mom, sister, hubby, 2 kids, sons girlfriend) what happened, what I need, what's going on.....but I forget who I tell and so it's repeated....lol now I keep a checklist....when I remember to use it LOL!!!!!
Grocery shopped out of dire necessity in a.m. Then a few errands from my written list. Pick up massively overpriced prescriptions that I must have to even function. While at groc store feel good for saving a beautiful women from embarrassment by quietly telling her that she had her top on inside out. Drive home into garage & close g. door. Get out of car to unlock hs door No Keys!! This is what I get after saving BWoman???!!!! Search purse, car, garage, trash can in garage, ext frig, all the bags at least 3 times, purse 5 times finally upending on floor of garage. Try to remember where hidden hs key is after 18 years?? Search another 4 hours after finally getting into house. Hubby home from work for lunch says "you better check the freezer" he knows me well. 5 hours later find keys in freezer. Arrrrrrrgh
@flappyslady81 I just did the doc appt wrong 3, yes folks, three times in a row. What can I say?
@shayquinones, We understand. I used to tell people I just had too many higher level thoughts for the small stuff. Then I started covering for myself and making jokes, like when I'd get lost going around the block to simply move the car. A year after my mistakes got me fired, and I couldn't get past a third interview, I thought I was getting stupid, lazy, forgetful, socially clumsy and accident prone. Finally, I was diagnosed & the doctor was shocked that it was such a relief to me. I'm disabled. That Bwoman might be too. One of us "but you look fine" people. I've been in this tipsy canoe for decades learning, forgetting, remembering, being reminded how to cope. But now I know I was mistaken when I thought I was getting stupid & lazy. I wasn't. You're not. We learn what helps, who helps, and what and who is detrimental. Keep the faith. To quote myself, "It's not a life, it's an adventure."
I smoke and if that were to happen with me and I did that I'd be so upset and scared straight I'd smoke a burning chimney and hate myself for it and I know what it is like I keep missing my psychiatric appointments and that drives me nuts so I hear exactly where you're coming from but missing your appointments for pain management, I have no clue what pain that serious and the toll it puts on anyone, I feel for you and I'll keep in my deepest prayers and I hope you make it sooner or later I wish you the best, I hope things go better for you!!! Hope all goes well!!! And get well and may God comfort you!!! I know you're going through a tough time for yourself and I pray that life gets a bit easier with hugs and kisses and prayers loves with snuggles I am here for you so please touch base and we'll talk again soon!!!;-)
It seems I've slightly improved over the weekend, thought process wise anyway. We were visiting my family and my dad said, after about my 4-5th blunder, "Well you're just like me! I do this all the time." As I'm thinking, 'yes and you have Alzheimer's,' all I could think to say was, "well as long as I don't forget my own name I guess I'm ok." My dad responded, "by then you won't know it or care!" Lol 😱 Thanks dad!!
He wanted us to go to church with them, so he could show off his daughter & great-granddaughter. He warned me they stood for nearly 15 minutes when singing. I started off just holding on to the back of the pew in front of me, to using my cane with my right hand and the pew in my left. By the end of the service, for which we stood 25-30 min of the hour, I literally was trembling from head to toe. My knuckles were white and even my arm muscles were speaking. My hubby has to support me with his arm as we walked to the car. My dad asked what was wrong and I told him I can't stand that long and if they hadn't ended when they did I may have passed out on them. My lower legs were swollen and burning and tingling fiercely. It was as though my blood was pooled in my feet and couldn't get back up to the heart. Stupid me!! If I go with them again I will start seated. 🙂💕🙏🌸
Thank you Jskunky. I'm much better today, although my calves were hurting and spasming when I went to bed. I had a good night's sleep, the first in nearly threw weeks, so my flare is gone apparently. It's gonna be a good day!
That is wonderful that it's a going to be a good day! You've made my day too God bless you and thank you for touching base with me and I am having no pain at this time. Have a splendid day God bless you, hope all goes well!
To @ invisiblepain28 I looked at some of my remarks and uh oh. I do have autism spectrum disorder and I lack the social skills which I hope you'll teach me slowly but surely please understand the problem I have which is autism spectrum disorder! Thanks
I even have difficulty talking ! I sound like an idiot .I can't find the words..get me the thing for the thing!! Like people are supposed to know what I am talking about! Luckily my son and husband are very patient with me!