I know exactly how you feel. I used to be one of those people who could remember everything, I was a font of useless information. For the last year or so, my memory has become a sieve. I've had to start keeping a pad of paper next to me at all times to write down things I want to remember so that I can flip back thru it for reference. It sucks and I've found that I've had to become more organized at work so I can remember where everything is.
Dx'd w/ Crohn's in 1979 at age 13. Bad flare 2008 but no health insurance so I dealt with it. Colonoscopy in July 2009 caused a perforated colon, emergency bowel resection. 2 fistula's, perianal and perivaginal.
Humira, probiotic, a multivitamin, Glucosamine, D3, calcium, potassium, magnesium, zinc, and fish oil. I also take Tramadol 50 mg and Klonopin (for anxiety) as needed.
Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here we might as well dance!