That crazy wacky world of Fibro

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   Posted 2/16/2009 6:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Fibro Folk
Ok I am sure that this is a topic that comes up a lot. I am needing to ask for some help in dealing with that ever popular Fibro Fog.
How do you cope with it when people consider you rather slow when in fact you have always been perfectly bright but now can't explain the bass ackward wierd things you do or forget to do or forget and do when you shouldn't be doing?
I am trying to come up with a list of humorous quips to share with those that are smiling patiently at me but yet have the look of " Wow!".
I am running out of lines to explain why my brains aren't working and I would appreciate some help.
If any of you have a funny line or two to share at those embarrasing fibro moments I would be most appreciative.
Many thanks
larkspur tongue

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   Posted 2/16/2009 7:20 PM (GMT -7)   
I went down the hallway to go to the bathroom could not remember why I was in the hall or where i was going. Went to couch and snuggled back in and realized I had to go PP.

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   Posted 2/16/2009 8:18 PM (GMT -7)   
I always say that I am slow but consistant. I am always slow. I do take my time with things and try to be aware all of the time. Because I easily get sidetracked. So focus on what you are doing and it isn't as much of a problem.

Best wishes,

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   Posted 2/16/2009 10:11 PM (GMT -7)   
I deposited money in my son's checking account for his foods this semester. Then I came home and promptly spent it on my telephone bill.

He kept writing that he was starving and I would write back, "But I just put x amount of money in your account."

He finally sent me an email that I could understand. Except that while writing back I said, "no I did not...wait...Oh you are right!"

I am amazed that the kid still loves me.


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   Posted 2/17/2009 7:50 AM (GMT -7)   
I have started to flat out say that I have a cognitive memory problem caused by an illness I have.  It's not Alzheimer's so they don't have to be that concerned. ~ That usually shuts them up big time.
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   Posted 2/17/2009 8:50 AM (GMT -7)   
I know exactly how you feel. But for me, since the memory loss, and loss of of words has been going on so long everyone who knows me
thinks that I am crazy anyway and no explanations are needed! LOL However, if I do it around a stranger, I act like I am distracted by something
usually works everytime!
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   Posted 2/17/2009 1:36 PM (GMT -7)   

This is actually a funny one..

Last year hubby burned some music on to a CD for a friend of ours.  Hubby wasn't home and I was going through one of my bouts with my back.  I knew the guy was coming over to pick up the CDs and I had them sitting right next to the front door (so I wouldn't have to get all sidetracked when I searched for them).  When I opened the door I didn't realize that I had to prescription bottles in my hand (one for vicidon and IBprofuen.).. I handed them to the guy instead of the CDs.  The guy said, "WOW!! as much as I would like these, I think I'd better get the CDs instead".  Talk about embarrassed!!!  I hardly knew that guy!!  He must have thought I was either nuts or pretty high on those drugs... LMBO --while I shake my head--

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   Posted 2/17/2009 3:07 PM (GMT -7)   
I say, "oh look! a butterfly!!" Sometimes people say, "a butterly? Where?!" Others look at me strangly. either way I explain that it my way of saying I had an adhd moment. I don't really have adhd, but if I were to say I was having a fibro fog moment, I would then have to explain all about fibro fog, etc. "Oh look! A butterfly" gets them offguard every time.

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   Posted 2/17/2009 6:09 PM (GMT -7)   

Dear Fibro Folk

Thank you all so very much. I guess it is better to laugh than to cry...

I loved all the great storys and insights.

It is so nice to come here and be part of the community with all of you.

Many thanks

larkspur  wink

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   Posted 2/18/2009 12:32 PM (GMT -7)   

My many symptoms and the Fog are forms of entertainment for my husband and myself. We never know from day to day what goofy things I will say or how I will act or how I will feel. It certainly isn't boring. I feel better on the days that I can laugh at myself. Sometimes it's hard to do but it does help

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