Hey danielle...I had to call Geico this morning because we are in the midst of a terrible blizzard and I couldn't make the appointment to have the dent removed from last weeks accident...Anyway, I could not for the life of me remember the word mini-van! Or the make of the stupid thing! The best I could come up with was that it was a 'big gray car'...the adjuster must have thought I was nuts. Besides that, the husband brought the garage door opener inside(before we decided not to keep the appointment) because he didn't want to leave it in the 'big gray car' while at the shop and I tried to turn off the t.v. with it. I have done that with the phone...but a garage door opener??? The other day I said 'recepticle' instead of 'respectible'. And just forget the spelling. I just give up on that and use phonetics.
You surely ain't alone, my dear!
Donna made me laugh! I've done similar things!
Once I dropped off my baby at my mothers's house, and when I got to work I panicked because I had forgotten dropping him off and thought he was still at my house. Forget speaking. I can't think of words and I sure can't spell them. This is embarrassing as I am an English tutor. Most of the time I do ok by joking that while others have bad hair days, I have bad brain days.
The brain fog can be so frustrating but funny at the same time. I have been so foggy this week from being out of my regular routine. I started back to work on Monday and the fog has been extra bad. Just an hour ago I was sitting with my 13 year old watching the news. They have a question of the week and I always try to answer it. Well aparently I did today and then when I heard the answer (aparently I was right) I said "Oh, I would have never guessed that" well it didn't take long for my kid to point out that I had made the right guess, I don't even remember guessing. We had a short arguement about it. As usual (because I question everything now) I gave in and said "I'm must have been fogging again".
It helps so much to know that others experience the same symptoms. It's reassuring because I think all of us think we are losing it. I think one of the things that doesn't get better for me and as gradually gotten worse is my ability to spell. I used to be a good speller and now when I type or write a word, it's like it's a foriegn word or something. I can't even come close to spelling it right and they are not hard words. Is this typical of fibro and will this continue to get worse? I hope not because my words are starting to get limited. We should start our own language, one with symbols. I suppose we would just forget what the symbols meant, so never mind .
I hope your fog lifts soon!
I know exactly how you feel! I now have the Merriam-Webster Dictionary saved in my favorites on my computer and I use it alot! I also say the wrong things when talking. The crazy thing is, the words that come out have nothing to do with what I wanted to say.
My hubby is getting sick of me repeating myself. I get really frustrated sometimes, but can't help it. Sometimes it takes me 20 minutes to write up a reply, and even then I still have words spelled wrong or things I didn't mean to say.
So you are not alone. I'm still waiting for the day that I feel good mentally and physically.
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