Now there's a subject. You know, sometimes I think I've always had the fog. I've forever been labelled a "spacehead," but in retrospect, I wonder if it was more than that....the most glaring example was when, at 13, I leaned back against the gas burner I had JUST LIT and started reading. Wow, was I ever surprised when I realized my back was on fire.
It was a horrible ordeal which left me needing a skin graft on a large area. I've long thought (I'm 55) that this might have been what triggered my fibro; but lately I've wondered if it was actually CAUSED by it.
In high school, I was on the track team. I won one of the races in a big meet; that is, I would have if I'd run the whole distance. I mistook a lighter line in the gravel for the finish line, until everyone else ran way past me. Oops!
Again, I just thought my head was in the clouds. My coach wasn't too amused...
I must have left my purse on top of the car or in the grocery cart literally 30 times (I may have a guardian angel because I've always gotten everything back!) I can misplace anything, anytime, anywhere. My husband says, "Whatever you do, don't put it in a safe place, you'll never see it again!" and he's right. I can be reading something that I know is satire, and halfway through start taking it seriously.
I so rarely DO feel my brain is firing on all cylinders that it's a good thing I don't have to keep it from people generally. Just last night, I took food to the wrong dinner on the wrong night at the wrong time. It's a wonder to me that I function as well as I do!
My parents were a bit absent-minded themselves (not from fibro) so maybe they didn't think I was that odd. The brain is a mysterious organ, for sure!
What about your stories?
Diagnosed: Fibromyalgia, Meniere's, elevated liver enzymes, skin grafting on back, arthritis, scoliosis, lumbar disc damage, sciatica, IBS, migraine headaches, skin cancer surgeries on face
Meds: Nortriptyline, Clonazepam, Darvocet as needed
Multivitamins, l-lysine, probiotics, magnesium, malic acid, calcium + vit. D, vit. C
Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.