Fibrofog Is At It Again

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   Posted 1/19/2009 8:34 AM (GMT -7)   
This dang fibrofog is killing me.  I know people think I'm loosing my mind and sometimes I think I am too.
Yesterday at church I was playing piano and the choir was singing beautifully.  Out of the clear blue sky, I forgot what key I was playing in, kept trying to get back to it and finally had to quit during the middle of a song. 
I tried to motion the song leader to keep going, but instead they all stopped and just looked at me. 
I was so embarrassed I could have crawled under the piano bench. 
I finally got control of myself, apologised and started over again. 
I'm having more and more spells like this.  I can't even remember the names of my students that I had at school last year.  When I meet them in the hall they all want to hug me and I do give everyone hugs, but I can't remember their names.
Do you all think it is fibrofog or could it be something worse?
If anything could be worse.
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   Posted 1/19/2009 9:10 AM (GMT -7)   

Shannon, I think the fibro fog is the most frustrating of any symptom I have.  I was at the casino last week and this woman walked up to me and gave me a hug...asked me about my the hubby was doing...wanted me to help her write a book about MS.  I had no idea who she was and after I sat down at a machine, she sat down behind me and kept conversing.  Finally, I got up and asked my husband who was correcting papers in the lounge, who she was and pointed her out.  Next to my husband was her daughter who said to me  "I can't believe you don't know who my mother is...that's Meri and you see us here evey week!"  Now, I'm really embarrased because I don't recognize the daughter either!!

I know your concerns and I have them too.  Names are horrible.  I found the dog leash in the refrigerator the other day.

hang in there...the fog lifts...or so they say!






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   Posted 1/19/2009 9:19 AM (GMT -7)   

lol,vesta.I've put more wierd stuff in my fridge than I care to mention.I had bought something at wal-mart the other day that i wanted to take back and i had put it in a bag and set it in the pantry.My mom came over an hour later saying she wanted to go,and for the life of me i couldn't remember where i had stuck it.took me 15 mins. to find it and i was ina total dither.


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   Posted 1/19/2009 9:24 AM (GMT -7)   


At least you were able to pick up and carry on. I probably would have crawled under the piano and stayed there for awhile! Fibro Fog is a pain and I never know when it will hit! Most of the time it is little things around home that I forget. Sometimes it is bigger things and I end up making a mess of things or have everyone looking at me like I've lost it!

I know it must worry you, but it probably is just Fibro Fog and will come and go. I am bad at names too. My biggest problem right now is getting thru a sentence without fumbling. I can't remember what I was going to say half the time. Hopefully it will get better for you.  

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   Posted 1/19/2009 10:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Shannon, I don't remember names either.  I'm talking about people I have known and traveled with for ten years!  I just try not to get in the situation where I have to remember a name.  I just act like I know who they are and get away with it.  If I'm "caught" I just tell them I'm terrible at remembering names.
If I'm playing the piano and hesitate for one moment, I can't find my place again.  So that's part of fibro, too.  I'm sorry you have to deal with this illness.
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   Posted 1/19/2009 11:01 AM (GMT -7)   
I'd say you oughta be proud of yourself that you can play the piano. That is way way cool!

Yes, the fog is frustrating. Especially when you get your words mixed up in a sentence or when you are cooking and put the spoon away and can't figure out where you put it seconds later when you need it again. If you are worried about this being more than fog, maybe a talk with your doctor can ease your mind.

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   Posted 1/19/2009 11:32 AM (GMT -7)   
I did something the other day that was really dumb and was going to share with all of you but I have no idea now what it was. I just remembered that I was going to tell you when I seen Shannon's post.
I would have probably crawled under the bench as red as a beet Shannon.
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   Posted 1/19/2009 1:05 PM (GMT -7)   
I agree with Stat: the piano is such a beautiful instrument, you're lucky to have that gift.. I've tried to play my share of instruments and I just don't grasp the process of learning very easily.. I don't know what it is, just my horrible attention span I guess! I was always that way. I'm actually more of a singer, been singing since I was a little tyke :-)
Fibro fog is such a pain in the butt.. board games are one of my favorite things to do and you should see me try to even play Battleship now (not like it's a hard game at all!! lol) OH!, and me playing Scrabble last night with the husband was a sight to see too!
Names don't bother me really, I've kind of always been okay with names.. maybe I'm not at the stage yet where I forget them lol
Take care! And keep playing the piano, Shannon! That's a beautiful thing.
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   Posted 1/19/2009 2:58 PM (GMT -7)   

Fibro Fog can be so embarrasing blush .  It's a good thing my memory is so bad, I would hate to remember all of the embarrasing things I've done lately shocked .  Today has been a bad day for my brain and mouth to not be working together.  I keep saying Blah, Blah, Blah, Ba Blah Blah, and then repeating, sorry my brain and mouth are not working together today, try me again tomorrow.  Luckily everyone has had a sense of humor about it.  I just want to go home, crawl into bed and start over tomorrow!

I always feel so much better when I hear that others are having the same problems and I am.  I wish none of us would have to go through this but that is not an option.  One day at a time wink .


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   Posted 1/19/2009 3:37 PM (GMT -7)   
((((Shannon)))) Just because
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   Posted 1/19/2009 4:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi shannon,

Personally I think it is fabulous you play the piano before a crowd period.... I play also and after reading Sherrines comment realize I lose my place like I never used to. thanks Sherrine, now I am aware of it LOL. Hey girl, you get out there and do a fine thing, you go!!!!!


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   Posted 1/19/2009 6:22 PM (GMT -7)   
I knew it was a bad fog day when I'd go to the printer at work and find several copies of the same thing.
But the worst was a couple weeks ago.  I was pretty scrambled still and my wife took me to the vitamin store to pick up more of the supplements/ hormones I'm on.  I'd picked up several things and then was looking for the DHEA (adrenal stuff).  I couldn't find it even though I'd seen it when we first went into the store.  The clerk looked up their stock and said, yup, there should be one left.  We looked some more.  Then I realized it was one of the bottles I'd been carrying around.  shocked
And if that's not bad enough, while I was checking out, the clerk gave me a brochure on their latest super vitamin memory formula. 

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