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vestabula
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   Posted 12/3/2008 10:07 PM (GMT -7)   
It's 11:00 PM and I just talked to a complete stranger on the phone for ten minutes.  He asked how I was and I told him.  Asked how I spent Thanksgiving...told him, the whole time thinking it was my husband's fishing buddy Bob, although it really didn't sound like him.  Then he asked me how Theresa was doing after her foot surgery. I don't know any Theresa....but wracked my brain wondering if I DID know someone by that name and just forgot. Finally told him he had the wrong number and hung up.
 
If you didn't see this in another thread...yesterday I had a Hershey's Kiss in one hand and a Liversnap in the other...tossed the dog the candy and chomped down on the dog bisquit.  I don't think I should be allowed near sharp knives, or matches.  geeesh...does this ever go away???
 
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   Posted 12/3/2008 10:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh donna...it would be hilarous if it wasn't so emotionally painful. Guess we have to laugh about it tho. It does get tiring. I'm tired of dropping half of the things I pick up, tired of walking into things and having huge bruises all over me, tired of trying to read something and my eyes slam shut...yup, we're all tired. But I'm not tired of coming here and sharing with friends. It truly does make life easier.

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   Posted 12/3/2008 10:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Gee, I feel normal here. lol

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   Posted 12/4/2008 12:32 AM (GMT -7)   

Donna, I had to laugh, I am sorry but it is funny.  I have to laugh at myself when I do those kinds of things or I would cry.  I have burnt every single pan I have because as soon as I walk away from whatever I am cooking I completely forget about it.  So, I have started setting a timer for 5 or 10 minutes, to remind me.  When it goes off, my first thought is "What? Who set the timer?"  I have even gotten up to go see who was cooking or baking something.  It is hard to pretend that I knew all along it was me.  LOL

I do sometimes worry about my sanity.  Especially after forgetting which lane I needed to turn onto to go to the grocery store.  Fortunately, my daughter, also a Fibromite, said "Umm, Mom, I think your in the wrong lane."  There I was driving on the wrong side of the road facing oncoming traffic.  It scared me to drive for awhile but that happened about 3 years ago & I have never had a problem since. 

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   Posted 12/4/2008 7:37 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Donna-

Your story was great! Sorry! I bet the dog loved the chocolate!! Just have to laugh about this stuff otherwise we would cry. Just this week I was filling the kitchen sink with water to wash some pans and I walked away for a minute. I came back and had forgot about it- well the water and bubbles were to the very top of the sink and just ready to overflow. Thank goodness I saw it when I did or I would have had quite the mess on the kitchen floor to mop up!! blush

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   Posted 12/4/2008 8:09 AM (GMT -7)   
I tell people the kitchen is too dangerous of a place for me so I stay out of it, hey it works. devil I spent more time in there Thanksgiving than I have since last Thanksgiving but there were people around in case I set it on fire.
 
I have made some potential mistakes driving so I really do try to concentrate more when driving and not be thinking of anything else. Most of what I do around the house is harmless but driving is another story and I would feel horrible if I hurt someone because of the fog.
 
After the washer going through the cycle with no clothes in it many times I started leaving the lid open when I fill it so it doesn't go through the cycle. The dryer has a buzzer but I rarely hear it when the clothes are dry.
 
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vestabula
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   Posted 12/4/2008 8:16 AM (GMT -7)   

Well kids...I think the thing that bothered me the most was not that I was talking to a stranger like I knew him for a million years...I DO have meniere's and my hearing is bad so I am forever letting people talk to me on the phone for minutes before I realize who it is....But actually sitting there wondering if I knew a Theresa...hmmm.  And what's with this guy that probably CAN hear and didn't realize he had the wrong number?  I already have an 'amplified' telephone but I'm asking for the 'next step up' for Christmas.  Heaven only knows how many magazines I have bought since the fog set in!

donna


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   Posted 12/4/2008 10:41 AM (GMT -7)   
donnaeil said...
Gee, I feel normal here. lol

Donnaeill


Same here. lol

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   Posted 12/4/2008 11:39 AM (GMT -7)   
The next step up phone would be TTY and someone would be listening in and typing what was said.  That's why I use the Internet instead!  LOL
 
And, I was laughing my "you know what" off with your story!  LOL  Sounds like something I would do.
 
I have a stash of drip pans for my stove.  I have overflowed stuff so much that I'm sick and tired of scrubbing those stupid things so I buy new ones at Walmart, keep them handy, and just replace them.  That's my idea of housework!  LOL  I have also walked away from my kitchen sink with the faucet going at full strength and discover it about a half an hour later.  Makes you break out in a sweat thinking about  your next water bill!
 
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   Posted 12/4/2008 12:29 PM (GMT -7)   
WE have a jacuzzi bath tub 2 person it takes an hour to fill it up.
I have actually left the house and remembered it was on more than once, thank god the neighbors have a key. My husband turns off the coffee pot before he leaves I heat it up in microwave now, The neighbor told me the next time I call about the tub we better knock on bathroom door when we get home because he might be using it. I have learned to just laugh at the things I do..because other wise I would drive myself crazy.
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   Posted 12/5/2008 7:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh Donna......you put such a hysterical spin on things! Thanks for helping me make some endorphins! :)

I did something that I just had to laugh about the other day. I was doing a test-drive for shortbread cookies. I'm thinking I might make them for Christmas gifts this year. It said to knead the dough for several minutes. I looked at the oven clock and it said "350"........so I decided to knead until it said 353. Well, I kept kneading and kneading and repeatedly looking at the clock, and it kept saying "350". I thought to myself "Geez.......my perception of time is really off today". DUH!! It was the oven temp!!

vestabula
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   Posted 12/5/2008 7:51 AM (GMT -7)   

Cathy...at least you can use your oven!  My husband picked out a new stove that looks like it could do your taxes, mail them then put the refund in the bank.  I have put an entire pot roast dinner in the stupid thing, set the temp, then forgot to push one of the several choices of start buttons.  When the electricity goes out for even a microsecond, the whole thing has to be resest...which there is no way I can do.  It occasionally flips into Sabbath mode on Friday night, which turns off the electrical pilot.  Yes...I have thought food was cooking and the oven has shut off at 5:00. 

So don't feel bad, my dear.  At least you got the temperature set!

 

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   Posted 12/5/2008 8:03 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm feeling less foggy after reading these stories. Have you ever forgotten how to use an appliance??? Like I said I stay away from the kitchen but Thanksgiving I went to use the food processor and could not get the the thing to work so youngest son showed me how to put it together so it would work. Then I couldn't get the beaters out of the mixer cause I forgot there is release button on it.
 
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vestabula
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   Posted 12/5/2008 8:10 AM (GMT -7)   

Have you ever tried to change the channels on the televsion with the telephone???  Just did that five minutes ago and went screaming to the hubby that the t.v. was broken.  I probably will have a bazillion dollar phone bill from pressing all those buttons...Outer Mongolia, you say?

donna


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   Posted 12/5/2008 8:40 AM (GMT -7)   
is it wrong of me to say that these stories make me feel a little better? i know how hard "fibro fog" is and so i'm not laughing at any of you in a "ha!ha!" kid on the simpsons kind of way, it just helps me so much to know i am not the only one who goes through this!

i had two real doozies over the past two days..yesterday, while making my son a pb&j, i realized i'd forgotten to get the jelly out of the fridge. i walked over to the fridge (about 4 feet away from the counter where i was making the sandwhich) opened the door, then stood there dumbfounded because i couldn't remember what i needed to get. so i walked back over to the counter, realized "duh! i forgot the jelly", went back over to the fridge, opened the door and...forgot again! i did this back and forth THREE TIMES before i finally got it together and managed to get the jelly to the counter!!!

then today, i was trying to say something about acupuncture to dh, and i couldn't remember the word. so i tried to describe it to him, and then i couldn't remember the word "pin"..so i stood there going "you know..when they stick..the..the..things! in your skin? YOU KNOW!!"

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   Posted 12/5/2008 8:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Well...I just don't seem to GET IT that when I'm in this fog I have to be careful when it comes to grabbing products, fixing food...Before Thanksgiving I washed every mirror and window in the upstairs with Spot Shot Stain Remover.  The bottle is the same color and size as the Windex bottle.  When the windows and mirrors blurred up with slime after trying to use a paper towel on them after spraying the Spot remover, I just thought...'what a PIG you are for letting these things get this dirty...thought is was grease, etc from my lack of consistant cleaning.'  I can not get the Spot Shot off, not with vinegar, ammonia...it just smears.  Cornstarch and powered sugar come in a similar box.  Don't even ask me how I thickened my last batch of gravy.
 
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   Posted 12/5/2008 9:35 AM (GMT -7)   
oh no! was your gravy oddly sweet?? :)

i almost ruined my last crock pot of chili because i reached for the cinnamon instead of chili powder. luckily i caught myself just in time!

vestabula
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   Posted 12/5/2008 4:18 PM (GMT -7)   

Sleepybug...I am NOT cooking tonight or for the next week.  The Husband is doing it.  I can't be trusted!  By the way, dog bisquits aren't that bad...tasted better than the last granola bars I bought!

donna


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   Posted 12/5/2008 4:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes Donna........Just yesterday, the phone rang and I pointed the phone towards the TV and didn't know why the heck I couldn't decrease the volume on the TV! I was cussing, when I realized the person on the phone was listening to me!
about 2 weeks ago, I was punching in a phone number and realized it was the remote!!

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   Posted 12/5/2008 4:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Before I found this forum, I remember how down I would get about the stupid things I would do and say.  I felt like the stupidest person on earth.  Hearing all of your stories as helped me come to terms with this fog.  I still don't like it but I can laugh at myself now.  I have even handled it better at work, I just laugh and say "My brains not working today" or "You know what I mean" and that then people laugh with me and not at me.  So I can relate to every story I have read and my family has learned to keep and eye on me.
We sure are a silly bunch turn .
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vestabula
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   Posted 12/5/2008 6:11 PM (GMT -7)   

Oh Cathy...I'm so glad I am not the only one that does the remote control/telephone thing.  After all, they are the same size and color in my house and I have menieres so I can't hear the sound the phone makes when I punch the t.v. channel into phone.  I think we should all get together and design a line of products for 'Fibromites Only'...they would be voice activated with a microchip that would tell you if you are about to do something stupid.  Like you could pick up the item and say "Call grandma" and it would say "Put it down, moron...this is a Gameboy."  Not that we are morons.  I just feel like one most of the time.

Donna

Sherrine...hubby is buying me rum tomorrow!


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   Posted 12/5/2008 6:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Your mirror story reminded me of when I went to clean my shower stall.  I use Clorox Clean-Up in it.  But, I sprayed nearly a whole bottle of Clorox Stain-Out on my tiles, waited a half an  hour and couldn't understand why the product wasn't working!
 
I'll have days that I just mess everything up.  I tell my daughter not to ask me anything because I'll give her the wrong answer anyway!  Gotta laugh!  turn
 
Let me know how the rum works!  It will sting for a few seconds and then it numbs the area...actually your whole mouth!  LOL  But it is a relief from those sores.
 
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vestabula
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   Posted Yesterday 5:38 AM (GMT -7)   

Hey Sherrine, and all...have you ever loaded your groceries into someone else's car?  The only thing even remotely similar to my vehicle was the color.  Once at a church flea market, I was done so I told my friend I would wait in the car for her(she drove).  I sat in a strangers car for fifteen minutes before I realized my friend didn't have a car seat.  Why have I not been arrested yet?

donna


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   Posted Yesterday 7:32 AM (GMT -7)   
I love you guys, this is a wonderful place to come and laugh, Sherrine You sure do talk about Rum alot, I actually decided to have a couple drinks last night. to be exact I HAD 3 MARGERETTAS. For about an hour I had no pain and today I am paying the price. We had a Christmas Party.
LeeAnn

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   Posted Yesterday 8:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh man........I have tears in my eyes from laughing so hard!
I have lots of funny stories to tell...........but I can't remember them!!
Unfortunately, I did alot of stupid things before I even got fibro!! So you can imagine how bad it is now! (and add menopause to that!!)
One day I made some popcorn and got out a Diet coke, and poured the coke over the popcorn. Man that stuff deflates fast when it gets liquid poured on it!
That is soooo funny Donna, about sitting in the wrong car. Isn't it weird the feeling you get when you have that sudden moment of awareness that reality wasn't what you thought it was? It makes me dizzy!
Keep the funnies coming everyone!
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