Gosh, Nicky, I'm so sorry to hear this. With the exception of carpet pattern making me drunk, you described me at the movies as well. My kids get very frustrated w/ me and movies, because I can't keep track of who is who and what is going on.
And I'm sure you described many others here too.
You have got to believe that you can do it! It may take longer than you had hoped for and you may struggle harder than you normally would, but you are smart, and I believe you can do it. Maybe try slowing down a little bit more. I know it's frustrating, but ya gotta do what ya gotta do!
This disease sure does mess w/ our minds ---DMNABLE TICKS!!!
Suspect TBI in 1972. Attacked tonsils (recurring high fevers, constant low grade fevers, chronic tonsillitis) , pregnancy (miscarraige), appendix, heart (mitral valve prolapse), hypoglycemia, depression, chronic acute neck and back pain.
Next suspect Mother's Day 2007. Diagnosed w/ Lyme and Bart June 2009. (awaiting more test results)
In treatment for recurrent depression, anxiety, low thyroid.
Bit again 7/1/2009, began Doxy 200 mg /day