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Lyme_CJ
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   Posted 1/7/2018 10:55 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm sure this has been done here before, but let's do it again! Tell us the funny things you (or someone you know) has done because of Lyme brain, brain fog, fatigue, etc. Keep it clean please!

Some of my recents (not all funny at the time....):

  • Left a whole raw chicken out, intending to crock-pot it.......for several hours........just too tired to figure it out and make myself do it (on the couch instead). (I did cook it eventually but the smell is just a little different and, well, I've had too many bouts of food poisoning in my life, so I think I'll play it safe.)
  • Run around the house in a semi-panic to find keys, phone, flashlight, shoes, etc. with brain not firing on all cylinders (finally bought some Trackrs......helps a lot)
  • Spent inordinate amounts of time trying to figure out how to repair my mattress.......and sleeping poorly for two weeks on end......hmm, poor sleep means bad decisions, bad decisions mean poor sleep....
  • Spent inordinate amounts of time trying to get my 3-year-old iPhone to work like it used to (#badapple)
  • Spent inordinate amounts of time trying to get my phone _service_ to work like it used to (new carrier should solve problem....didn't....must be the phone after all, like the old carrier's cs said....)
  • Felt like celebrating a little and cheating on the diet - after several hard weeks being very good - the doc said I don't have to be perfect - chomp on a chocolate bar (100% now, no sugar added, though I do slather it with honey sometimes) .......... chipped the filling out of a front tooth.......

Post Edited (Lyme_CJ) : 1/7/2018 10:52:36 PM (GMT-7)


Girlie
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   Posted 1/8/2018 1:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Well, this wasn't really a funny story...but it was a result of my lyme brain.

I drove my car for a couple of months without insurance. Yup...when the notification came in the mail..I filed it away with my paid bills.

I had never done that before.

Good think I didn't have an accident.
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LymeSick 🌟
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   Posted 1/8/2018 2:42 AM (GMT -6)   
Girlie I'll up you one, Lyme brain caused me to forget to renew my driver's license, insurance and vehicle registration.


Got pulled over, car towed, and off to court.


It's all cleared up now, but that wasn't a fun time.

Girlie
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   Posted 1/8/2018 3:09 AM (GMT -6)   
LymeSick 🌟 said...
Girlie I'll up you one, Lyme brain caused me to forget to renew my driver's license, insurance and vehicle registration.


Got pulled over, car towed, and off to court.


It's all cleared up now, but that wasn't a fun time.



Oh wow....yes, your story trumps mine. We can laugh now ????

Thing is, I was embarrassed about it ...took me awhile to even tell my husband.
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Doxy: July 4-Aug.24/14;Zithro July26-Aug24/14; Amox + Proben. Aug. 29/14;
added biaxin Sept. 26/14
Disc. amox,added Ceftin Nov. 20th.;
Disc. biaxin added Buhner bart herbs Dec/14;Jan/15 pulsing Tinda (w/ Ceftin);
Abx/herb break Apr-July/15; July-mino; Aug. added Rif;
Nov./15 mino - to biaxi

PeppermintTea
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   Posted 1/8/2018 6:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Prepaid for gas and then drove off without filling up.

Went to return two large pictures at Homegoods. During the transaction I managed not to return them but pay for them, again! When I finally looked at my sales receipt a day later I saw what I had done. I called homegoods and d them what happened. After reviewing security tapes they confirmed what I had done - paying twice for an item I was trying to return and then leaving them items there. I felt like a dodobird

PeteZa
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   Posted 1/8/2018 12:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Doing something out of the ordinary was traumatic for me and I would break down and cry. Being a perfectionist it was extremely! hard for me to have a less than optimal brain.

I finally had to let go and be doopey (or as my sweet husband put it "on the short bus for awhile"). It was a period of my life that taught me compassion and patience. I was humbled immensely and found absolutely nothing funny about it.

We tried to joke about it, but I generally was in tears just trying to complete a sentence. I was an awesome chef and suddenly I had to try and read a recipe. I could not remember. I was a bookkeeper and I had to run totals 3 times on tape to ensure I was right.

However I guess it was funny when I drove right past the restaurant that the entire family was going to have brunch and they stood there watching me drive by. I did a U-turn and arrived with red eyes from crying Again.

1000Daisies
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   Posted 1/8/2018 12:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Well, I dropped one of my kids off at school, then I drove another one of my kids to his school. Well, I drove RIGHT PAST the school and completely forgot about it (was heading home apparently). Didn't even realize it until my kid in the back was like "ummm, Mom, you missed your turn". My mind was off somewhere!
We had a good laugh at how silly it was.
Kid#1: Extremely sick for several years, very difficult to treat, but doing great now!
Kid#2: Still sick now despite being treated for years but doing better (not well yet).
Kid#3: Generally good but relapsing off/on.
Me: Adv Labs positive 2016 (suspected I passed to my kids)-not as sick as others, mostly battling fatigue and yeast issues (heart/kidney issues resolved)
Treating with herbals now.

Serfr
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   Posted 1/8/2018 1:04 PM (GMT -6)   
I was wiping the countertop with a napkin near the phone, the phone rang, I answered the napkin.

PeppermintTea
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   Posted 1/8/2018 2:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Serfr said...
I was wiping the countertop with a napkin near the phone, the phone rang, I answered the napkin.


Did the napkin talk back? ;)

astroman
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   Posted 1/8/2018 2:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Flushed my socks down the toilet.

Even watched in a daze before I realized what I just did.

astroman
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   Posted 1/8/2018 2:13 PM (GMT -6)   
PeppermintTea said...
Serfr said...
I was wiping the countertop with a napkin near the phone, the phone rang, I answered the napkin.


Did the napkin talk back? ;)


Was it a telemarketer?

Serfr
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   Posted 1/8/2018 2:40 PM (GMT -6)   
astroman said...
PeppermintTea said...
Serfr said...
I was wiping the countertop with a napkin near the phone, the phone rang, I answered the napkin.


Did the napkin talk back? ;)


Was it a telemarketer?

It sounded like a man of the cloth.

PeppermintTea
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   Posted 1/8/2018 3:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Serfr said...
astroman said...
PeppermintTea said...
Serfr said...
I was wiping the countertop with a napkin near the phone, the phone rang, I answered the napkin.


It sounded like a man of the cloth.


Standing ovation on that witty response!

Girlie
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   Posted 1/8/2018 4:03 PM (GMT -6)   
These are so funny... thanks everyone!

keep 'em coming.



We did this a couple years ago...and someone posted a story - trying to remember the details - they were in a store change room trying on a bathing suit...and they got dressed and walked out...later realizing they still had the bathingsuit on underneath.

Maybe that person is still here posting...and will confirm...or at least correct the details.
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added biaxin Sept. 26/14
Disc. amox,added Ceftin Nov. 20th.;
Disc. biaxin added Buhner bart herbs Dec/14;Jan/15 pulsing Tinda (w/ Ceftin);
Abx/herb break Apr-July/15; July-mino; Aug. added Rif;
Nov./15 mino - to biaxi

Lyme_CJ
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   Posted 1/8/2018 4:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for sharing, everyone! I definitely sympathize. And yes, they're not always funny, but sad, especially at the time...

  • Trying to fix my own piano under Lyme brain.....mostly I made it worse for the guy I eventually called

  • Hmm, buying a broken piano to begin with..... (I'm getting a good one, there's this other one, it'll fit in the truck, why not! make a few bucks on it)

  • Standing in the bathroom for a good 10+ minutes looking at my bleeding thumb, cut in a kitchen mishap....after rinsing it off, I couldn't think what else I should be doing....

Post Edited (Lyme_CJ) : 1/8/2018 2:45:22 PM (GMT-7)


Lyme_CJ
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   Posted 1/8/2018 4:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Come to think of it, I have a court-related one also.

Had a minor run-in with the law. Paid the money, everything was good now.

A while later, I got a check from the court in the amount that I paid. Called in immediately. Apparently it was a mistake, so I sent it back. Or did I?

A while after that, I happened to check my case status online....and it showed it was reopened and I was due to have another court date....uh-oh! Called again, they checked on things.

They didn't show having received the check back, so had reactivated the case. And the Lymie part was.... I couldn't for-sure remember that I had actually sent it back! I checked through the piles it would have most likely been in and it wasn't there.

As I recall, they chalked it up to lost mail and cleared it up again. Pretty sure I sent it, but with the fog, you never know...

Casa11
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   Posted 1/8/2018 5:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Great thread! So good to laugh about this stuff! And to know I’m not alone ...

I thought I was the only one who could forget to renew their drivers license ! - went 2 + years without an issue until I got pulled over while parked in a wawa parking lot for a busted taillight. It was a Big deal. They confiscated my license & made me call a friend to drive my truck home..my dog & I waited for hours till my ride came.. Ugh. Still haven’t straightened it all out....

I’m not sure which is worse, that I forgot to renew for SO long , or that I probably would’ve been long gone from the parking lot before the cop was there if I didn’t have Lyme- I had managed to drive there& was too exhausted to go straight in. I was gathering my energy ( and talking to my dog) when the cop got me...luckily he was a dog lover, so things didn’t go as bad as they could’ve...

In fact, I’ve had quite a few run ins with the law while sitting in my truck eaither before or after going into a store. I’d be so exhausted & in pain that I literally couldn’t move . I’d have to rest for awhile - before I could go in & especially after running my errand. Sometimes I’d have to stop & rest mid-drive also ...

I guess people thought I was breaking the law by sleeping or just resting in my car. Then they’d call the cops. I almost always take at least one dog with me everywhere I go, so the cops kept asking if I was living in my truck ... once they made me do a sobriety test. I could barely move ( or think) & im trying to prove I’m sober ...

I hadn’t been diagnosed yet. So i had no idea what was going on. It is only funny to me now that I’m telling you guys. Actually quite a relief to be able to laugh about it - you guys probably just saved me from years of therapy...

astroman
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   Posted 1/8/2018 5:13 PM (GMT -6)   
You can watch movies over again.... in short time.
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Lyme_CJ
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   Posted 1/9/2018 7:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Ha....yesterday after looking at this and posting, I tried to go down to the gym to (carefully) do my self-paced therapy. Several times had that nagging feeling I was forgetting something.... well, I was. Several times!

It's still kind of foggy and I'm not sure how many times I failed, but here are some of the happenings -

Got there and halfway across the parking lot, checked my phone for calendar to make sure I had enough time for the next appointment - oh, actually my next appointment is....right now....Got that mixed up, didn't I ... guess I'll come back later.

At one point I got in the building, but I think I had left my contact lens case in the car.....
Then realized I came without my towel. Got everything else in the bag but not the towel. Went home, I think at that point I laid down on the couch for a while.

After finally getting my exercise, I changed out, showered and .....discovered I had left my street clothes out in the locker (not in the shower room with me).

hoooo.......

Lyme_CJ
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   Posted 1/9/2018 7:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh and Casa - I'm with you on taking breaks in the car during errands. I do that a lot.
Haven't ever been busted for it though! That's tough.

I finally gave in and started driving the little cart around the store when necessary, and also recently got the handicapped parking hanger. Those both can help when I'm having a rough day and/or a lot of errands.

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   Posted 1/10/2018 4:09 AM (GMT -6)   
When I was in my sophmore year of college, I took a acting/Improv elective. Inwas always good before Lyme at improve. Well that all but changed. The failed, inattentive improv wasn't the worst part.

During one exercise I had to listen to a partner tell a a funny story about himself to me. I then had to act that out on stage. This was a time where I had neuroborreliosis and did not know it, so you could have just thrown me in the grave at this point. My thinking and concentration capacity was nil. The story went on for 10mins and I forgot all of it. Everyone before me did well, acting out their partners story.

Feeling lightheaded I got up on stage and literally just ran around, doing god knows what. Felt like I was mentally insane. After it was over, the teacher asked my partner if I acted out his story accuratly. He said, " none of what he did had anything to do with my story in the slightest bit."

Girlie
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   Posted 1/10/2018 2:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Great stories, everyone.


Lyme brain is certainly thriving amongst us.
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added biaxin Sept. 26/14
Disc. amox,added Ceftin Nov. 20th.;
Disc. biaxin added Buhner bart herbs Dec/14;Jan/15 pulsing Tinda (w/ Ceftin);
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Nov./15 mino - to biaxi

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   Posted 1/10/2018 8:01 PM (GMT -6)   
I took my car in for state inspection 2 months EARLY .... and the same week I missed
my first ever credit card payment. Anyone want to do my income taxes? UGH

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   Posted 1/10/2018 8:04 PM (GMT -6)   
oh yeah, I couldn't figure out how to put shower curtain rings on a curtain, kept feeding them through backwards.
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Girlie
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   Posted 1/10/2018 8:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Purrsiankitty - It takes me forever to do my taxes. I have the adding machine...and I keep getting different totals...then my nerves get ramped up...and I'm done.

Pick it up the next day...and it's like starting all over again...



My medical expenses for 2016 were deferred to this year, as there wasn't enough to benefit me.
Now, I'm hoping I can figure out what's in the file from over a year ago.
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Symp started April/2013; Buhner's Lyme May 15-July24/14; Igenex pos. July 3/14
Doxy: July 4-Aug.24/14;Zithro July26-Aug24/14; Amox + Proben. Aug. 29/14;
added biaxin Sept. 26/14
Disc. amox,added Ceftin Nov. 20th.;
Disc. biaxin added Buhner bart herbs Dec/14;Jan/15 pulsing Tinda (w/ Ceftin);
Abx/herb break Apr-July/15; July-mino; Aug. added Rif;
Nov./15 mino - to biaxi
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