Learning and Relearning

I used to be really smart. Not just the kind of smart where I had to study to get good grades in school. The real smart. I could take a test without much studying, write a paper off the top of my head, speak well, etc. Sorry, I’m not bragging. It’s just that with all of my health stuff, I’ve lost that.

It’s sad, frustrating and makes me feel less confident at times. I now have an anger problem. I get angry easily if things don’t go my way especially if it has to do with something I know I should know.

This is not a pity party. Just letting others with chronic illnesses know that Brain Fog is real. It can be caused by your meds, your neurological problems, your lack of real sleep, or even not using the ole noggin like you used to.

So excuse me when I forget things. I do it a lot. I’m not disorganized, or ditzy, just sick.

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Connie Roberts

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Living in the Tampa Bay area, I'm lucky enough to see beautiful sunsets almost every day. Although life can be difficult at times, focusing on the positive and being with my family is what gets me through.

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  1. Seems like remembering/knowing things should be like riding a bike: once you get going it should come back! But it never seems to work that way. I look at some of the things I learned in high school or college and think “I used to know that??” And I haven’t had any health problems!

  2. Yet another post I can totally relate to! “Never wanna drink the water till the well runs dry” sums up my former smarts. I get really frustrated trying to read some of the medical stuff now, too. I come across words that I know I had seen just a day or so ago, but can’t recall what they meant and have to look them up again. Then, half the time I don’t understand the context of what I read and wind up spending days going over and over and over it again, just to have it make sense. I remember people telling me about a condition, but can’t remember who had it… he he he. Feeling ya on this one!