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Statgeek
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   Posted 9/21/2009 8:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Remember a couple months back I went on a job interview for the job I have now?  The professor told me all about the research she was doing then a few minutes later asked me which ones I found interesting.  I could not remember a dang thing and sat there in a stupor for awhile until I said, "they all sound really interesting.  It would be hard to decide!" confused
 
So . . . last week she and I were meeting about preparing irb materials for one of these studies.  And I said, "oh, you mean the one where you are studying this and that among these and those people?  And isn't it conducted in such and such a city - who is going to go there (far away) to conduct the research?"   She looked at me and raised her eyebrows and said, "wow you have a good memory."  and I looked back dumbfounded wondering "where in the heck did that come from?!!" smilewinkgrin
 
That is just like the time when I could think of no take out places when hubby asked me where I wanted to grab dinner.  But a few seconds later he was being a dork and I said, "That is a little circuititous, isn't it?"  rolleyes     Later, that is all I could think of: circuititious, circuititious circuititious. . .
 
Our brains are funny.
Sue

crazyoldcatlady
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   Posted 9/21/2009 9:25 PM (GMT -7)   
LOL yes they are. The information IS IN there, it just doesn't always want to come OUT at the right time!!!
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WhiteChocChip
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   Posted 9/22/2009 12:52 AM (GMT -7)   
I KNOW!!!! It's not fair!!!!
I got a phone confused with a much more complicated piece of equipment at work (before I quit) ... which earned me the title of "Dumbest Smart Person". Then the next day my co-workers were talking and couldn't remember the name of a medicine. "You know ... that one that helps you sleep and starts with an A" one said. I replied with, "Oh yeah ... you mean Ambien." They look at me with a How'd-she-do-that look. They were used to me remembering nothing and being clueless about what was going on all the time.

crazykitty
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   Posted 9/22/2009 6:38 AM (GMT -7)   
When the fog is thick, I become vocabulary impaired. My favorite word is whatdoyacallit.
 
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watashi
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   Posted 9/22/2009 6:41 AM (GMT -7)   
haha everytime i go to the medicine cabinet i open the fridge or freezer, as i stand there dumb struck going uh, maybe i should have them make me that nasty pink "bubblegum" flavored crap i had as a kid at least it will be in the fridge.

beanley
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   Posted 9/22/2009 12:07 PM (GMT -7)   
i had to go through neuropsych testing for my LT disability claim. the doctor was really nice. at one point i got frustrated and said -- i want my brain back. he looked at me sympathetically and said --

"you have a very good brain...you just can't access it."

that made me feel so much better. it was reassuring and validating and a nice compliment all at the same time.
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Marlee2
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   Posted 9/22/2009 12:10 PM (GMT -7)   
I had to look that word up Sue. tongue
 
Night before last after we got in bed DH and I were talking about old TV shows, I can't remember why, it will come to me next week sometime, and we neither one could remember the name of the Perry Mason show. For all you young ones it was a show about a lawyer that was on 100 yrs ago. I remembered that Raymond Burr starred in it but could not remember the name of the show. Last night after we had kissed goodnight and DH was half asleep it come to me, out of the blue, so I woke him up to tell him before I forgot again. turn
 
It's not our memory that is messed up it is our recallory. smilewinkgrin Did I just make a new word???
 
You know my DH has a recallory problem as bad as mine so it's not just us fibromites that have the problem.
 
I'm glad your brain decided to spit it all out at the right time Sue.
 
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   Posted 9/22/2009 3:20 PM (GMT -7)   
This reminds me of a good friend of mine, who is a very smart woman, but has fibro fog also. But she use to have an office job and people use to put signs on the front of her desk without her knowledge that would say things like "Lights on, but nobody's home", She wasnt offended by them, she knew they where just playing with her. But before she would discovered the signs, she kept wondering why when people passed by her desk they always smiled or giggled.

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Statgeek
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   Posted 9/22/2009 6:45 PM (GMT -7)   
It is funny. I like the comment your doc made, beanly. Hopefully, eventually, whatever we are trying to remember will come to us . . .

Sue

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   Posted 9/22/2009 11:03 PM (GMT -7)   
You mean that watchamacallit that uses that thingamagig in the whereabou***? That is my brain on fibro, this is my brain on drugs, I also will one moment not be able to form a sentence even though I have a BA in Semantics, then the next moment use words I have no clue how I know them. I call it brain pauses, give me a few and it will backspace and fastforward. I hate when people cut me off talking because I will tatally forget what I was saying, I am the post it note queen for reminders.
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Littleneck
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   Posted 9/23/2009 12:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Speaking of the fog... I am about to go to bed and have been looking for my purse ever since I got home from work. I think I may have left it at work but part of my brain SWEARS I brought it home and carried it inside... my poor house is so messy because I can never get around to finishing the housework, and I have a messy, lazy boyfriend... and... I"m totally stressed out right now but so tired I can't really care too much about it because if someone has stolen it I don't have any money anyway... :) <sigh>

Marlee2
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   Posted 9/23/2009 12:32 PM (GMT -7)   
I watched a commercial last night and I can not recall what it was about but this woman comes home from work, the bus was right there when she needed it to be and everything went great on the ride home and she slipped into something comfy for the evening and sits down to remember she had driven to work that day. I think it was about some kind of comfort food.
 
I had to laugh since it reminded me so much of us fibromites.
 
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Littleneck
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   Posted 9/23/2009 5:04 PM (GMT -7)   
I left my purse right in my desk drawer.

Statgeek
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   Posted 9/23/2009 11:32 PM (GMT -7)   
hahahahah glad you found it!

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   Posted 9/24/2009 9:01 PM (GMT -7)   
I tell people to think of our brains as filing cabinets. With fibro, someone dropped all the files then randomly put them back in the drawers. We can't just go get a file, we have to search the whole cabinet every time we try to remember something. It's exhausting!

Statgeek
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   Posted 9/24/2009 9:07 PM (GMT -7)   
And sometimes we find something unexpected!

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   Posted 9/25/2009 1:46 AM (GMT -7)   
Marlee2 said...
I had to look that word up Sue. tongue
 
Night before last after we got in bed DH and I were talking about old TV shows, I can't remember why, it will come to me next week sometime, and we neither one could remember the name of the Perry Mason show. For all you young ones it was a show about a lawyer that was on 100 yrs ago. I remembered that Raymond Burr starred in it but could not remember the name of the show. Last night after we had kissed goodnight and DH was half asleep it come to me, out of the blue, so I woke him up to tell him before I forgot again. turn
 
It's not our memory that is messed up it is our recallory. smilewinkgrin Did I just make a new word???
 
You know my DH has a recallory problem as bad as mine so it's not just us fibromites that have the problem.
 
I'm glad your brain decided to spit it all out at the right time Sue.
 
luv and hugs
Marlee

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                              

 

 

                                                                                                                                                             what was the name of that show *now I'll never get to sleep"        sorry for bursting in          j  

 


Sherrine
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   Posted 9/25/2009 9:34 AM (GMT -7)   

June, the show was called......Perry Mason!  tongue

I can't remember for even a few second sometimes.  I was at the store today and thought of something I didn't write down that I needed.  I smiled, turned my cart and headed in the direction of the item.  Within five seconds I coudn't remember what it was!  I had to stand there and try to remember which, as you all know, doesn't help one bit!  So I just kept walking and hoped it would pop in my head again and, sure enough, it did.  It sure is frustrating, isn't it?

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   Posted 9/25/2009 10:12 AM (GMT -7)   
The biggest fog moment I have had recently was a cop stopping me (He had followed me for several blocks with his lights on, I didn't notice until he turned on the siren) He asked if I knew why he stopped me and I said "I have NO idea".. Turns out I drove right through a red light and didn't even notice it. I still can't remember driving through that intersection, although I know I did. It was a few blocks behind me. So now I have to pay a fine. I told the cop I would be more alert from now on. Is that possible? Diane
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Marlee2
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   Posted 9/25/2009 11:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Now that is when it gets scary Diane, I'm so happy another car was not coming. After a couple close calls while driving I vowed to not think about anything else while driving. When I have to run errands like I need to this afternoon I make a mental note where I'm going first, second etc. according where they are located. There are days when I chose not to drive unless I really have to if the fog is too thick.
 
I bet you will never forget that light again.
 
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crazyoldcatlady
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   Posted 9/25/2009 10:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Laughing Cow Cheese. The lady that took the bus home from work is advertising Laughing Cow Cheese. (I think)
Donna
 
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   Posted 9/26/2009 1:11 PM (GMT -7)   
shocked Where's the Cat? Ummm 5 sec. later....Oh, she's on my lap! Duh! turn Yes, I have done that!

Reading y'alls experiences and comments is like being there in a way. I hate it when my brain takes a siesta without me! When I'm at work it can be kinda scary, but most people will just calmly wait til it comes to me. Or, on the other side I can remember some real details of things that just floor me! smhair Hmmm? confused

Sherrine, I'm with you in the market. If I don't have a list, ha!, I'll leave without half of what I really needed in the first place.
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