Fibro Fog! I am actually having a bad day with it today so this might not make sense (sorry ahead of time). The feeling is exactly the discription, fog. It's hard to make sense of conversation around you or that you are trying to have. I just can't seem to come up with words even though I know what I want to say. Forgetful, just ask my girls how forgetful I can be. I have forgotten to pack their school lunches or gave them the wrong one. Appointments are forgotten, I actually forgot my hair appointment last week. Now everyone is going to know that I dye my grey hair .
I have learned how to deal with some of it though. I write myself a lot of notes. Things that are really important to remember (like feed the kids ) I write down. I have actually forgotten to feed my kids, luckily they are old enough to tell me or make it themselves.
I remember before the fibro hit, my head was clear and I rarely forgot things. Ingenua, if you have had fibro for most of your life, it may be hard for you to understand the feeling of fog because it has always been a part of you. I remember the good days, I think that's what makes some of us feel so stupid.
Laughing is the only way to get through the fog. My family has learned that I need help some days to remind me that I have to be somewhere or take someone somewhere. Work, I still have a hard time with that but I work with a lot of professors and department heads at a university. Some of them look at me like "what is she trying to say", most are kind enough and don't say anything.
Hope this is helpful!