Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Brain Fog

Wow, my brain is slipping.  I had a contract for a school affiliation and instead of sending the signed contract to the school I just filed it!  Also in this process I deleted an email that I obviously should have read.  But what disturbs me the most is I have no memory of doing any of this.

Is this memory issue a result of being under too much stress or is it my age?  Heck, I'm not THAT old at least I don't think I am.

I just hate that feeling......your are staring at something you obviously did but don't have one shred of memory about doing it. 

It was interesting when I was at the hospital last week the RN was going over the patient history with me.  He read through the questions one at a time and then got to the one - "Are you feeling stressed?"  I just looked at him with a questioning look and said......."Really?  You are asking me am I stressed?"  

Now mind you I had already answered a question as to whether I am a caregiver in which I wrote "Yes, to a 65 year old Schizophrenic"

So after a bit of a stare off I said, "Well, I'm about to have the largest joint in my body removed and a metal one pounded into my bone and I can't be under the anesthetic for long or my Schizophrenic brother will not be able to call me 400 times."

He said, "So that's a yes?"

Yeah Sherlock, that's a yes!

 

3 comments:

Olga Hebert said...

Sounds like serious stress to me!! Yikes!

kenju said...

I find it odd that he asked that question since you answered the other one. Same thing happened to me when I was in the hospital last month. I suppose they have to ask.

Deb said...

Dani,
I hate the memory gaps you describe so well. I'm tempted to put them down to age, but I've done things like that most of my life.

This upcoming surgery is certainly a stressor now, but you'll have many hands holding yours in the OR. They may be (like mine) 3000 miles away, but they'll be there all the same.

Hugs from Canada,