Inspired by my post about the tale of the missing baffie that I published last week, I thought I would share some of the daft things that I have said or done thanks to brain fog. The dreaded fibro fog can be one of the most frustrating symptoms of fibromyalgia. It can make an intelligent person feel like an idiot. However, I think it’s important to be able to laugh at yourself. I provide many comedy moments these days! Here are 20 stupid things I have said or done thanks to brain fog, along with a few gifs thrown in… just because:
01/ That time I confused the wash basket with the toilet and threw my socks down the loo
02/ Answering the question, “what size battery is it?”, with “A4”
03/ I spent ages looking for my glasses that were sitting on top of my head… on more than one occasion!
04/ Forgetting what day of the week it is on a regular basis. In fact the first question I always ask my husband when I wake up is “what day is it?”
05/ I spent a whole day being pissed off that I had missed an appointment because I thought it was Thursday (when it was really only Monday)
06/ Finally I realised it was only Monday and then, thinking I was clever, set a reminder in my phone for said appointment so that I wouldn’t forget about it… I somehow managed to set the reminder for the wrong day and then actually missed the appointment I previously thought I had already missed. What a fanny!
07/ I almost asked the postman why he was delivering post on a Sunday (it was Saturday)- glad I kept my mouth shut… I did make a comment to someone else though and that’s how I realised it was Saturday, doh!
08/ Calling my husband the dog’s name
09/ Calling the dog my husband’s name
10/ Referring to either my husband or the dog by a Brangelina-esque name (combining both names), aka ‘Rosscar’
11/ Asking my husband to look for something only to realise 10 minutes later said something is right beside me (this is a regular occurrence)
12/ Loading the laundry into the washing machine and then forgetting to switch the machine on
13/ Putting a load of laundry on but forgetting about it for so long that I have to rewash the whole lot (the downside to integrated appliances!)
14/ Forgetting the names of people I really should not forget- so embarrassing!
15/ Saying “the jiff of it is” instead of “the gist of it is”… what the hell is a jiff?
16/ Wondering why my phone wasn’t charging only to realise I had switched on the wrong plug… but only coming to this realisation after at least 10 minutes of problem solving
17/ Not being able to remember, when asked, if there were roadworks on a particular road that I had travelled along just 20 minutes earlier (thankfully I was a passenger, not the driver but surely I should have remembered sitting for a while at traffic lights!!)
18/ Making up completely new words on a regular basis by muddling up words and mashing them together… I wish I could remember some of the crackers I’ve come up with to share with you
19/ Forgetting a friend’s birthday, whoops! In my defence I know their birthday… Time just escaped me somehow
20/ Saying Tokyo was in Japan and then immediately being struck with the thought that I was wrong and asking my friend where Tokyo was… seriously brain!? What is wrong with you? You were doing fine!
I am sure there are many, many more but thanks to brain fog I can’t remember them! Oh the irony. Can you relate? What silly things have you done?