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   Posted 1/16/2009 1:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi All,
I wanted to start a thread about the daily funny things that happen from being in a fibro fog. Here is mine and I hope you can relate.
I get into the shower and I feel the warm water rush over my body...Oh it feels great. I let it run on my back for a while cause it needs to be loosened up. I reach for the shampoo and clean my hair, then time for conditioner, okay everything is going good. As the conditioner ids doing its job, I reach for the body wash, oh but the water feels so good. I start to read the bottle, kinda, I think I am just enjoying the warm water on my back. Okay so I am holding the body wash, grab my poufy and apply it. OOOHHH I love the smell of this new wash, it has pomegranate in it, smells good. Rinse off the wash, grab the shampoo, and begin washing my hair.

Wait a minute did I already wash my hair? I cant remember. Rinse out the shampoo and apply conditioner...again???? Yep, just to be sure. And I swear I do this, I have to smell my skin, because I can't remember if I washed myself!!! Yep, smells like pomegranate.

Time to get out and feel the cold air on my body. Quick, grab a towel and dry off. Good, all is well until I go to dry my hair. I have failed to rinse out the conditioner!! Oh crap, get back into the shower and rinse it out. Good job, moron. Now get out and towel off again. Only now the towel doesn't feel great because it is damp from the first go around. UUUGGHHH!!

Now, I don't have to get ready for work, so that is good. Reach for the deoderant, apply, good job. Now I need my face moisturizer...I carefully read to make sure it is in fact my face moisturizer, remind me to tell you about the time I applied Lamisil to my face! funny story, truly. Okay, now to apply my under eye, super duper wrinkle fightin eye cream( ladies you know we need it!) Ever so gently...pat,pat,pat..Good. Now I stand there in my towel, trying to remember, did I do my deodorant? I feel my underarms and come back with a finger full of Secret, "little black dress approved" underarm stinky cream.

I am not kidding you, this has become almost a daily thing for me! So, please feel free to share your stories of funny fog moments here. So that the rest of us can feel better about ourselves!!

Best Wishes,

Fibromyalgia,bi-polar,DDD and osteoarthritis.

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   Posted 1/16/2009 1:34 PM (GMT -6)   

Well...if you have ever read any of my posts I think I take the prize for the most embarrassing fibro moments.  Three days ago I conditioned my hair with Cortaid (Cortaid...Clairol...they begin with the same letter!)and my eyes still burn.  But I think the incident that takes the cake happened about ten years ago.  I pulled my car up to a gas tank  to fill up but went into the little Quik mart first for milk.  Came back out, scanned my credit card and filled up a strangers car with gas.  Apparently he had gone into the store to pre-pay, plus pick up a few things as he came out with a bag.  The only thing remotely similar to our vehicles was the color!  He was a nice guy and gave me the money for my own gas..but how embarrassing!

Now that I read this, I guess that wasn't as bad as dragging a pair of  underpants hanging from your pant leg through a casino.  I don't know...there are just so many to choose from!





fibro, menieres disease, RLS, anxiety disorder, disc compression, scoliosis, spinal stenosis TMJ  Meds: Lexapro and valium

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   Posted 1/16/2009 1:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Haha. And I thought it was because I was OCD. tongue   I have a MAJOR order of which I have to do my morning routine or I just plain out forget to do them. IE-deodorant, rinsing conditioner, forgetting my wedding ring, etc. I, like you, love the warm water and I get so caught up in feeling good I forget where I am at in my routine. Luckily, most of the time I can figure out where I am pretty quick.
I don't know how funny it is, but trying to explain to my husband that I left my wedding ring at home (typically on the weekend) is never fun. But the only thing I can come up with is because I didn't blow dry my hair for work, so then i didnt go put work clothes on, so then I didn't go to spray body splash, so I left my ring on top of the dresser. He just chuckles because he knows I am telling the truth and I just wish I would have just worn the ring. Lol.
Thanks for making me chuckle.
24. Diagnosed with Fibro in Aug. 08 and Seasonal Affectiveness Disorder in December 08. Gluten free since Nov. 08.
Surgeries: Compartment Syndrome/Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome Dec. 05; Lap Nissen Fundoplacation Aug 06; Exploratory Lap Feb. 08.
Played college soccer. Going back to school to be a Registered Dietitian.
"I control the disease, it does not control me."

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   Posted 1/16/2009 3:12 PM (GMT -6)   
The other day I tried to put the cover to the coffee can on the coffee pot, Hubby got a kick out of that one. I am always walking into a room and saying, what was I going to do?
Fibro, interstitial cystitis, migraines, rotated femur, bunion on rt ft, hiatal hernia, for just a few.

reglan, prilosec otc, nadol, citrilipram, flexeril, and peroxicam, and Tylenol.

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   Posted 1/16/2009 4:29 PM (GMT -6)   
I put my cell phone in the fridge yesterday........I'm such a goon......

Fibro,Heart Disease,Diabetes other assorted.
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   Posted 1/16/2009 5:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Hahaha you guys are all so silly, I love you's! Kitkat, I definately have a lot of problems remembering while I am in the shower.  Always stop and think "did I do this already???" "Well guess I Should do it just in case I didn't" and then when I am in the process of doing it again I remember "OHH! I do remember doing this already today!" It's awful. Or some days after I'm out of the shower I can't remember whether I sprayed my perfume on me or not and since I only spray it once or twice on me if I sniff myself I can't really smell it (maybe others could, Idk) so I wind up doing it in case I didnt (I'm really anal about smelling great because of my OCD). And then I spray it on.. and then a lot of times when I walk out of the house, I can smell myself better and there were times where it smelled like I sprayed it on at least 3 different times (it's not very strong-smelling perfume when you first put it on.. these particular times I REEKED of it). Is it possible that I kept forgetting whether I put it on or not so just to be safe I sprayed it on all those times? Ohh my goodness, I am too young for this...lol blush  And Dolphin, I too have a case of the walking into a different room and thinking "what did I want to do in here?!"
But Donna, I do like your story about putting gas in someone else's car! hahahaha
xoxo my Fibrofogged friends & family<3
21 years old
Fibromyalgia, Bipolar Disorder, OCD, Irrational fears

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   Posted 1/16/2009 5:15 PM (GMT -6)   
I also have moments where I'm standing in my room after walking up the stairs thinking... okay... why am I here? I'm bad for things in the morning, by the afternoon I don't remember what I did in the morning, since my days seem to all be like one giant mass... and picking out individual memories of what i did earlier gets confused with so many other things.

On bad days I'll have something in my hand, put it down to do something else, forget what I put it down to do, and then forget where I put the thing I originally had.

It's frustrating, but i usually just try and laugh at myself - yep my brain just doesn't like working sometimes :P
Diagnosed with Fibro - October 2008

Venlafaxine 70mg/Armitriptyline 40mg to help me sleep and anxiety

Ativan... when things get real bad.

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   Posted 1/17/2009 12:17 AM (GMT -6)   
I always do everything in the same order when I shower. As soon as I put the conditioner in my hair, I put it up with a clip. If the clips still there, I know to rinse.

Never brush your teeth with Desitin (baby rash ointment), you can't get it off for days, LOL.

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   Posted 1/17/2009 12:32 AM (GMT -6)   
Only fibro-mites would be able to understand and chuckle at the shower story! Oh, and somehow feel strangely comforted - that I'm not the only one who does these sorts of things!

I certainly have done the shower thing, almost as often as I shower these days! But, not quite as funny, is forgetting when I took my meds - oiy! I was doing that ALL the time - simply could not remember what I just did. I finally got myself one of those pill organizers with the 4 dividers per day, one whole week in the box. It's gotten much easier to know if I did take them or not.
Still learning how to manage my Fibromylagia, and all the lovely gifts it brings.   
I had severe spinal stenosis, had fusion done on C5-7, and my life has changed. 

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   Posted 1/17/2009 2:24 AM (GMT -6)   
It's true that those pill organizers make it easy to see if I took my meds but I HATE filling the darned things!!!

And now that I'm older I think a lot more about the here after...

When I walk into a room I think, "What am I here after?" tongue
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I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much. ~Mother Teresa

"People are like stained glass windows: They sparkle and shine when the sun's out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light within."- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

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