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Nov 22, 2015 4:58 PM

I wish that I could just think all my thoughts and emotions and have it transfer onto here so I don't have to work so hard to find the words I need to be able to express myself. It makes my brain hurt trying to find my way through my foggy brain

Nov 22, 2015 5:29 PM

I sure understand that!!! Just take your time and the words will come and if you type something strange just blame it on the autocorrect on the phone... LOL!!! (I'm not making light of the situation, I've had the same issues with my memory. It gets scary. Sometimes I actually can't remember if I had any phone conversations the day before if it wasn't something that really sticks in my head. It is a very disconcerting feeling. There's times I'll fall asleep writing on here and it will take me 3 hours to finish a post and then I forget to hit send. (Good thing too because none of it names sense!!🤗) sending {{{{Hugs}}}} and prayers your way.💕🙏🏻🌻😊

Nov 23, 2015 4:18 AM

Thank you always 😋 that happens to me more than I would like to admit I called my best friend the word "yesterday" instead of her name, a friend the name of my medication instead of his name, combined the words Phil and Beard to fear and consistency gotten lost in thought driving and end up taking up random turns that I don't mean to

Nov 23, 2015 7:02 AM

I have done that as well. I will be having a conversation and all of a sudden things come out of my mouth that have nothing to do with what is being discussed. I can hear it and usually will end my conversation because I know it's going to get worse. I have also been driving somewhere and all of a sudden look around and either forget where I'm going it nothing looks familiar. It's scary. I get that way sometimes from my muscle relaxants but mostly fibro fog. It's ok, there are many of us who have this happen and we totally understand. No worries, we'll all get through this together. {{Hugs}}

Nov 24, 2015 9:20 PM

Birdiebabe, I've been doing the same thing for over 2 years. It's to the point my hubby is able to correct words to others for me & fill in my blanks! Lol. One Neuro psych evaluation said i have dementia, but another one said I don't. I think I'm somewhere in between.

I hate the fog, and some days are worse than others. On bad days I avoid important things like bills... If I recognize it that is. Last December I forgot to pay five bills, making them late; then in January I paid one bill 3 times. That one cost us groceries and gas! We went and signed up for auto pay on all our bills, so no more like that. The checkbook register still has multiple errors on my part though.

I've learned to laugh at my flub ups... It's the only way to keep from stressing over something I cannot help. My rheumy doc went off on my hubby at a visit and told him flat out, "you have no idea what your wife is and always will struggle with. It's not going away and it will get worse. You need to understand one thing; she can't control or help it!". The look on his face was priceless. And the support from him since is even more so! Hugs & prayers you will come to a level plane where you can gather your thoughts a little better. 🙏🌼

Nov 24, 2015 9:23 PM

AMEN...I understand all to well. And it frustratese to no end.

Nov 24, 2015 9:28 PM

I've have been made aware recently that I've been having full conversation about important things like my dad's health and I have no memory of it at all. That scares me
That I can have such interaction and it be unknown to me. If this is what happens at 8 months diagnosis what can I expect in a year. I'm scared. Birdiebabe I know your pain I wish I had the answer for you. But I can sure say yes its a hard life. I was using voice text for a while but then voice text only works if u know what u want to say and can say it. Ughh

Nov 24, 2015 10:07 PM

Birdiebabe, I wish we were capable of using our mind alone to communicate. That would be awesome. It bothers me to that I can not remember things, my kid's name, I only have one kid. She is great and knows that she has multiple names when it's me trying to speak with her. What really bothers me is forgetting what I am talking about, or what I have said. Taking medications is a problem. I do have my medications in daily pill boxes for the week. Sometimes that has backfired. Or taking extra medication as needed and not knowing if I did or not. Writing it down for me does not work. The connection between the medication, paper, coordination doesn't happen. It bothers me not being able to communicate at any time. It has been worse is the last years. I have been lost in this time. Thank goodness for my husband being patient. Lately it has really worn thin. He can now locate me by tracking my cell phone. These times happen more often if I am mentally exhausted or overwhelmed. Thank goodness my dog knows where home is :) Reading and comprehension have always challenged me. I never thought it would turn out this way. Scary is a very good description of how I feel. I am not sure of the underlying cause. It is like a continuation. I am so glad that we can share and let's me know I am not alone in the chaos life is giving me. I think i try to live the best i can with challenges that test my limitations when I feel I am at my worst. Trying to find answers and thank goodness for all the support and knowledge shared through this site.

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