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crazykitty
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   Posted 3/31/2010 12:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Sometimes when my Fog is thick I do really dumb things. Today I did it again and it
isn't the first time or the second or the third. It's something I haven't done in a long
time...when I went to get my clothes out of the dryer I found a lonely dryer sheet
again. I'll forget to put the clothes in and turn on the dryer for an hour.
 
My new thing is coming home from somewhere, pull into the garage, get out of my
car and forget to shut my car door. It has happened so often that I turned off my
dome light so I won't burn out my battery. My husband will come home and won't
notice either. Maybe my Fog is catchy.smilewinkgrin
 
Do you have a crazy fog story?
 
Hugs, Robin
Fibromyalgia, MCTD (Lupus, Scleroderma & RA) Raynaud's, Osteoporosis,
Osteoarthritis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Migraines, and Hypertension
Prescription Meds: Savella, Cyclobenzaprine, Methotrexate, Diltiazem, Boniva,
Folic Acid.  OTC Meds: Multi-vitamin. Vit, D, Vitamin B12 & calciim supplements
 
 


TressiaN
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   Posted 3/31/2010 1:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Its a good thing most of us can laugh at the silly things we do. A couple of days ago I went to get groceries, I got to the register and wanted to pay with cash $ 40.00 and the rest on a card. I ran the card through the machine and when it asks if you want cash back I said yes and put in $20.00, when he handed me the money the guy at the register looked at me funny and then i realized what i had done. All i could do was laugh and say women have the right to change their minds dont they, and he started laughing too. I have learned instead of letting it get to me i use it to get a laugh out of others.

I think fibro fog get to all of us at times.

Tressia
 Diagnosed with -FM, Degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, arthritis, Lupus., undifferentiated connective tissue disease. 
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getting by
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   Posted 3/31/2010 1:32 PM (GMT -7)   
I walk into rooms and forget what I came in there for. Then I have to go back to where I was before (if I can remember) and figure out what I was thinking at the time I walked into the other room so that I can remember what it was that I was going to do. I do that a lot. Or I will go to say something to somebody and forget what it was that I was going to say. It is embarrassing sometimes, but I think my friends are getting use to it now. Two of them have fibro too and I really think a third one does. Maybe it is something in the water.

Hugs, Karen
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MsBunky
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   Posted 3/31/2010 1:36 PM (GMT -7)   
I was awake during the wee hours last night, so I came downstairs to play on the computer and read a magazine or two. I was reading this great article about gardening and there was a link to some extra information, so I clicked it with my mouse, but nothing happened. I realized I couldn't actually see the cursor for my mouse, so I'm moving it all over the screen with no luck...the cursor is just gone.


That's when I realized I was trying to click a web address in the magazine I was reading and I wasn't on my computer at all.

LOL

Pam
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Acheybody
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   Posted 3/31/2010 1:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh yes, I have many fog stories!  Probably the most embarassing was the time I walked into church, taking the newsletter someone handed to me on the way in.  It was a humorous newsletter, nothing factual in it.  I knew this - there was some pretty funny stuff in there.  Well, somewhere along the way I forgot, and was upset to read that someone else was showing the movie that month (it was my turn!)  The over-the-top description of the movie alone should have returned me to Earth, but oh no.  SO, I raised my hand during announcements and said, "I'm showing the movie this month, and it says in the newsletter that says so-and-so-is...."  The place erupter in laughter.  I didn't know about fibrofog then, I just thought I'd gone around the bend blush .
 
I also wonder how many times I've left my purse in the grocery cart in the parking lot???  So far, I've always gotten it back so I really kinda believe in angels.
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Alcie
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   Posted 3/31/2010 4:32 PM (GMT -7)   
I pretty much always forget what I went into the kitchen for.

To keep my day in order and so as not to forget appointments, I find that writing notes helps. I write on a little note paper the things I need to do for the day, starting the notes a few days in advance. I keep a calendar on my fridge with all appointments plus a small one in my purse. I seriously have to take my notes with me all day. I can't remember a single grocery item without my lists.

I would suggest a checklist taped to the dash for forgetting the purse! I have forgotten to pick it up when I leave the house.

I'd lose my keys if I didn't have a key hook by the back door.

I blame it on the pain meds.
Alcie
 
 


Statgeek
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   Posted 3/31/2010 9:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Someone told me once that when I do something, not to do it mindlessly, but to think to myself "I just did such and such."  So I tried it.   I locked the back door.  I turned off the curling iron.  I turned off the lights.  I turned off the stove . . .
 
It got to be so many things that I can't remember all of the things I am supposed to remember not to forget!
Sue

Melisana
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   Posted 4/1/2010 12:31 PM (GMT -7)   
i went to go to the bathroom and realized there was no toilet paper so went out to the breezeway to get some more and got out there and had no clue what I was going out there for.  I went outside to get the mail and came back in and got a drink and realized I really needed to use the bathroom... I went in there and um well ended up screaming for tissue LOL.  I am always forgetting what I am doing.

Melisana
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Acheybody
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   Posted 4/1/2010 1:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Ha!  That's a good one!  smile  
Debbie
 
Diagnosed: Fibromyalgia, Meniere's, mild liver damage, keloid scar tissue (from burn) on back, arthritis, lumbar disc damage, IBS, migraine,
 
Meds: Nortriptyline, Clonazepam,  Effexor, Darvocet as needed
multivitamins, l-lysine, probiotics, magnesium, calcium + vit. D, vit. C
 
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Statgeek
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   Posted 4/2/2010 10:21 AM (GMT -7)   
Your stories are all funny! I actually did laugh out loud. :)

And today I am trying to remember to say to myself: I unplugged the iron; I unplugged the toaster; I turned off the lights; I set the alarm; I locked the doors; I did not use a curling iron; I have my breakfast; I have my coffee; I took my vitamins and medicine . . . what am I supposed to remember??!!! I need a list by the front door. I actually forgot to unplug the iron today (I think . . . not sure). Thankfully it is a turn off yourself iron if a foggy person leaves you on too long. Phew!

crazykitty
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   Posted 4/2/2010 10:52 AM (GMT -7)   
After reading your stories it surely confirms what I already know, Fog can turn us into
air heads when it wants too; and it can be good comic relief at times.

I went grocery shopping yesterday and bought some butter. I'm still looking for it. It's
not in the refrigerator and I'll eventually find it and throw it away!

Hugs, Robin
Fibromyalgia, MCTD (Lupus, Scleroderma & RA) Raynaud's, Osteoporosis,
Osteoarthritis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Migraines, and Hypertension
Prescription Meds: Savella, Cyclobenzaprine, Methotrexate, Diltiazem, Boniva,
Folic Acid.  OTC Meds: Multi-vitamin. Vit, D, Vitamin B12 & calciim supplements
 
 


Acheybody
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   Posted 4/2/2010 4:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Robin, if that were me, it would probably be in my car trunk. I have to bring my groceries in bit by bit (and I can't carry some in at all, like jugs of liquid) so if nobody else is around to help and I forget they're in there, they'll be rolling around in there for weeks!
Debbie
 
Diagnosed: Fibromyalgia, Meniere's, mild liver damage, keloid scar tissue (from burn) on back, arthritis, lumbar disc damage, IBS, migraine,
 
Meds: Nortriptyline, Clonazepam,  Effexor, Darvocet as needed
multivitamins, l-lysine, probiotics, magnesium, calcium + vit. D, vit. C
 
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Marlee2
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   Posted 4/3/2010 7:06 AM (GMT -7)   
DH was looking in the linen closet in our bath the other night for a bottle of his shampoo and came out and asked me why there were three things of conditioner in there but no shampoo??? I said cause your brain dead wife keeps picking up conditioner instead of shampoo everytime she goes to buy shampoo, he just looked at me and went back to the bathroom. I kinda understood it the first time, the bottles are so alike, but three times??? Only a fibromite can do that.
 
luv and hugs
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Irish Babe
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   Posted 4/3/2010 3:09 PM (GMT -7)   
The other day I had 5 min to call my own. I decided to clean out some old lexts from my cell phone. I didn't recognize the message I had sent, so I opened it up. I saw 'OK, fine', that I sent to my sister a week ago. I meant to delete it, instead I hit 'resend'. It still didn't register that I hit the wrong button. A couple of min later, I got a text from my sister. It said 'OK fine, what?' It took me a minute to realize what she was talking about. I had to send a text to announce, 'Brain dead over here and I'm flatlining. So Sorry!'   blush  She laughed and said she has those days, too!
 
Hopefully, the sun will shine and the Fibro Fog will be lifted.
 
God bless.  Alice.
 
 

getting by
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   Posted 4/3/2010 5:07 PM (GMT -7)   
I think that Sue's suggestion about mindfulness is good. We have to stay in the moment. But if we all did, we wouldn't have these funny stories would we? I guess fibrofog isn't so bad after all... lol
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Statgeek
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   Posted 4/3/2010 10:25 PM (GMT -7)   
The mindfulness doesn't always work because I cannot remember what I am supposed to be mindful about . . .

Marlee2
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   Posted 4/4/2010 7:43 AM (GMT -7)   
After a couple of mistakes while driving that could have ended in an accident I do give all my attention to what I'm doing now when driving. I plan my route before I even get in the car and write down where all I need to go so my mind is not wondering around on what I need to do instead of paying attention to driving. There are somethings that need your total attention that could cause harm to you or others or burn your house down. The rest of the time my last brain cell is out there thinking about whatever.
 
luv and hugs
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Lindaloo
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   Posted 4/4/2010 8:02 AM (GMT -7)   
I do all of these things listed .  And I thought it was just me!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL
 
The biggest problem I have is my pain meds.  I have to take them pretty much every four hours.  I can take it and two minutes later wonder if I took it or not.  So a couple of months ago, I decided to keep a notebook, and now I write down the time of every time I take a percocet.  That's pretty bad I think.
 
The other pills I have in a pill box, so I know when I take them for the day and then the night as well.  Thanks goodness for those pill containers.
 
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lostspirt
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   Posted 4/4/2010 9:36 AM (GMT -7)   
I am like alice.I also have alot of post it notes around my home.I even have a note taped to my microvave for me to eat!! I also write notes on a clipboard as to what needs to get done ..though it usually is on that clipboard for over  a week nono .I too keep a pursenote book. I do use humor for the most part,like when I forget what I  went into the kitchen to get...But there are those times that I just want to hide!!! I was talking to a woman(didn't know her)in the grocery line,and completly forget what we were  talking about,right in the middle of a sentence,.. I was so embarssed!!
Last week for dinner I made my daughter and her boyfriend meatloaf (easy huh!!).
When the kids sat down to eat..My darling daughershocked said"Mom where are the hamburger rolls"?? All I put in the hambuger meat was breadcrumbs.It amazed me that the meatloaf fall apart.  Talk about fog!!!
 Lee (lostspirt)
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Still having tests  and need Mri.
Meds..Sleep meds, adderal, wellburtrin, albuterol rescue inhaler, spiriva for asthma and Copd,also using a nublizer when needed. Vit.d 50,000iu's, mirlax, (when I get on a treatment plan probably a new cocktail of meds smhair

Acheybody
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   Posted 4/4/2010 12:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello Lee, and welcome!  I understand your confusion with cooking.  The hardest part is remembering that I even AM cooking!  I'm always burning stuff because of this.  eyes   When my kids were young, I'd be making pb&j sandwiches for them and a few friends, and I would get so overwhelmed, even though they were all the same.  The simpler the better, as far as I'm concerned.  tongue
Debbie
 
Diagnosed: Fibromyalgia, Meniere's, mild liver damage, keloid scar tissue (from burn) on back, arthritis, lumbar disc damage, IBS, migraine,
 
Meds: Nortriptyline, Clonazepam,  Effexor, Darvocet as needed
multivitamins, l-lysine, probiotics, magnesium, calcium + vit. D, vit. C
 
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