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   Posted 6/7/2010 2:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Just told my daughter to clean her homework????What I meant to say was for her to do her homework.  Where did that come from?  So frustrating.  This isn't the first time that I have mixed up my words.  Anyone else do this?  I also found myself going into the bathroom to get something that is supposed to be in the kitchen.  I am losing my mind!!! smhair    I am also very achey today!
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   Posted 6/7/2010 2:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Lisa,

Yeah, I do that all the time. I get my words mixed up. I go into a room and forget why. I lose words that are on the tip of my tongue. Remembering names is a hard one for me. So don't feel alone. I know that it is frustrating, but hang in there. We all do it...
A couple of years ago I was walking my dog and saw the neighbors.  I was trying to say that my dog was afraid of lawnmowers.  I said that my dog was afraid of watermelon.  Now tell me where that came from.  lol...

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   Posted 6/7/2010 3:27 PM (GMT -6)   
turn   turn   Yuk Yuk!  Good ones!  I'm trying to find all the minutes I took for my church group as secretary last year.  Well, some of them appear not to exist.  I tried to warn them, but they wouldn't listen.  Those minutes are Gone With The Wind!
I get a lot of strange looks, even from my immediate family.  It doesn't help that I hear noises coming from the opposite direction from where they actually are. 
You can laugh or cry.  Fortunately, most of the time, it's nothing too serious and I can laugh.
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   Posted 6/7/2010 3:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Lisa!

I too know what you mean. I try to laugh it off but inside it hurts and is so frustrating! I was trying to explain it to a friend last week and she said, "oh don't worry, I do that kind of stuff too." I let it go since I saw she wasn't getting the difference between occasionally forgetting and the chronic stuff we live with daily. Some days I can't talk for 30 seconds without mixing something up or forgetting a simple word.

And the getting lost deal in your own home! I'm sure you all do this one too. You think of something you need from a different room or location in your house/apartment. You decide to head that direction and within the first step you have totally lost what you were going for. Or I get there while thinking about it and when I go to actually get it is when I lose the thought. Either way I haven't a clue what I was doing. I agree with Lisa..this is very frustrating and sometimes scary! There are days where I do think I'm going over the edge and then things in my head calm down and it's OK to go on through another day without worrying about it.

Anyone else?
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   Posted 6/7/2010 3:57 PM (GMT -6)   
It is extremely frustrating, espcially since I used to have a memory like a steel trap. Now it's more like a sieve. I forget EVERYTHING, especially the notes that I write so I won't forget anything.

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   Posted 6/7/2010 4:20 PM (GMT -6)   
I totally know where you're coming from.  I will be in mid sentence and totally forget what I was saying.  Lately I have put my car keys in the kitchen utensil drawer and sprayed my hair with deoderant instead of hairspray.  You're not alone.  I just try to laugh about it.

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   Posted 6/7/2010 5:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Lisa, I understand it sure is frustrating when I cannot find the right word and I feel like a deer
in headlights. My favorite words are whatdoyacallit, and thingy. Sometimes I feel like I'm playing charades with my hubby. Fog makes me do all sorts of crazy stuff, sometimes funny
and sometimes not so funny. Usually I laugh it off. We could do our own comic strip and
call it Foggy Fibromite.

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   Posted 6/7/2010 7:28 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been doing this my whole life. Brain fog central here. If I don't write myself notes then I will forget everything.
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   Posted 6/7/2010 8:01 PM (GMT -6)   
I was once cleaning off my kitchen table and took a whole handful of change and threw it in the garbage. :)
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   Posted 6/7/2010 8:38 PM (GMT -6)   
I think I have done all of the above. There are times when I am cleaning, and need something from another room. I will go into that room, and forget what I was there for. Then, I just go wandering aimlessly from room to room. Often, mid sentence, I will drift off, and say a word that is totally unrelated. Or, even more frustrating, I will have two words come out at the same time, forming one nonsensical word.

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   Posted 6/7/2010 9:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Lol, good thread I do that too. As you all know I homeschool, I ask my daughter to get her gradekey.......meaning her workbook. I was thinking answer key and I need to grade. My mouth and brain are not on the same level..

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   Posted 6/7/2010 9:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Lol, love this thread. It really is brain to mouth co ordination. I think I have done about all of the things mentioned, except I put hairspray under my arms. Isn't it funny that we can remember doing stupid things, but can't remember something someone told us an hr ago?
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   Posted 6/7/2010 11:13 PM (GMT -6)   
What I really hate is telling people the same thing over and over again...esp. my husband and kids. It's like, I remember telling someone, just can't remember who. I feel like they must think I don't care who I'm talking to, or like I don't pay attention to their responses. I do at the time, I know I do, but somehow...! I'm constantly asking, midsentence: "Did I tell you this already?" Uh -yup. That's the one that bugs me the most.

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   Posted 6/8/2010 12:18 AM (GMT -6)   
 Thanks for making me feel not so alone in some of the things I do.  Just this morning my hubby asked me to get him his shot for his MS out of the fridge and I go out to the kitchen and open the cupboard. Then it hit me what I was looking for Duh! lol
One time I went to get groceries and the store would give you plastic numbers so you could drive through and pick up your groceries. I got all the way home before I realized that all I had was the plastic cards and my groceries were still at the store. lol
My kids love to laugh at me because I alway end up going past where I wanted to go or turning the wrong way.
And I am constantly going into a room to get something and forgetting what I went there for.




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   Posted 6/8/2010 6:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Lol...I can relate to everyone. My son has become my verbal dictionary or thesaurus, Every time I'm talking I have to look at him midsentance and ask what word I want to use. I have put a cup of coffee in the microwave to heat it up for 45 seconds then when the microwave dings, look at my Sis and ask her who is cooking something? Literaly 45 seconds later...sheesh very annoying!
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   Posted 6/8/2010 7:41 AM (GMT -6)   
I've been doing that since I was 4!  I'd go half way up the stairs and ask my mom what I was going up there for.  In recent years I've been bringing a bowl into the bathroom and when I get in there I think "oh crap!  that was for the kitchen!"  So yes this happens to us fibromites.  What I'm scred of is what that will mean when my husband and I DO have a kid.
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   Posted 6/8/2010 8:25 AM (GMT -6)   

I asked the hubby this morning if he had taken his vitamins.  He says...'You have asked me that three times since we got up".  Don't remember.  We watched a movie last night on The Old Farts Channel.  The hubby says...we have seen this about a million times, you know."  It was new to me.  Scary.


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   Posted 6/8/2010 12:24 PM (GMT -6)   
I can't stop laughing. Really I know it's not funny when it happens. I start most sentences with, "Have I told you this already". Usually the answer is , "yes".
I recently explained what my memory problem is to one of my sons. He seems to understand but he did say that when he was a teenager some of the stuff I did or said was so funny and then he said,"It didn't help that you were blond"! Jeez, I didn't know I was a Blond Joke. tongue
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   Posted 6/8/2010 3:36 PM (GMT -6)   
I used to go to a fibro support group and by the time I left, I was so sore from laughing. When one of us was talking, the others helped fill in the blanks, sometimes it's like charades. We ended up laughing so hard. We all do it so we have gotten comfortable with it. Being with a group of people all having the same problem, then finding the humor in it, helps us when we are in the real world.

I work with kids who are learning English. They think I make the mistakes on purpose and their job is to catch them. I go along with it. What's great is that my kids are used to it and think it's part of our routine. When an administer comes in to observe me, they then think that the mistakes are part of my lesson and don't realize that I am really a space cadet.
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