I had severe cognitive involvement for about
4 years - thankfully Cellcept stopped it for the most part. I could not drive, make a grocery list, or plan a meal. I could not take part in a conversation - I'd forget the topic in the middle of a sentence, let alone remember the word I wanted to use. I could not even follow the most basic 20-minute sit-com. Neurophysiology testing showed I lost about
15 IQ points. I lost my contracts, my employes, my business, my livelihood and my colleagues. I lost my ability to run (I was a marathon runner) and all my running and physically active friends. I didn't do any home maintenance in all that time, and am still playing catch-up. I slept and/or rested most of the time.
While, thanks to Cellcept, my mental facilities are probably 95% what they used to be, my life is nothing like it was.
Lynnwood, Lupus & Sjogren's Moderator, Dx: 2002DIAGNOSING LUPUS & LUPUS RESOURCES
"Life is far too important to be taken seriously." - Oscar Wilde