IH8Ticks, I have the same thing - sticky notes everywhere (I buy the huge packages of sticky notes at Costco, LOL), and even though I do something, I can't remember I've done it as soon as I've finished. And yes, I agree - the insomnia is a factor in this memory thing.
Someone once said to me that "[their] memory is only as good as the paper it's written on" - this is sooo applicable to us, isn't it?
Nasalady, sorry you are so frustrated. I've been really frustrated by the declining state of my memory/mental faculties too...especially since I used to have an almost eidetic/photographic memory for some kinds of things....that's all gone now, and I doubt it'll come back. I've had to grieve the loss of the ability to do things certain ways and have had to re-learn how to do some things because I used to be able to remember things so much better than I can anymore. My Husband has been very patient with my outbursts...but I finally had to go see a counselor to get me through the whole thing...it has helped to some extent, though I don't think I'll be able to relax the vigilance against the outbursts... Exercise seems to help, though, and I've been recently able to begin taking short walks again (yay!). I guess this is a long way to say that I hear ya, experience similar things, and am just offering support :)
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