A Year of Growth – Week 5 – Self Conscious…

What’s one thing related to my illness that I’m subconscious about?? . . . Brain fog.

Honestly, brain fog is the single most embarrassing thing that I face almost daily. I hate it. It is so ridiculously unfair. I have a perfectly good mind, I know exactly what I’m TRYING to say and the words just blatantly refuse to come out. If you don’t know what brain fog is, check out my post – When Life Gives You Lemons.

There are so many different ways that brain fog can embarrass me – sometimes I can’t think of the word I need so I have to stupidly describe it in a roundabout kind of way until the person I’m talking to understands. Sometimes I leave things in stupid places or just simply forget where I left them. Sometimes, if there is any kind of background noise (and I many ANY – even the smallest of sounds can prove too much) I simply can’t comprehend the words in the foreground. Someone could be standing 30cms from my face, looking me straight in the eye and all I can here is gibberish and that annoying tapping sound coming from 10metres away at the other end of the building. So I stare at them blankly and try my best to smile and nod at the correct points in the conversation.

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The upside? Well afterwards it makes for a pretty hilarious story… you just have to be okay with laughing at yourself occasionally… don’t take life too seriously right?

Tell me your funniest brain fog story! Let’s make the most of this awful symptom… 


This post is Part 5 of 52 in the series – A Year of Growth.

The series is a celebration of the first anniversary of The Truth About M.E and is designed to help me grow through my illness throughout my second year of blogging. I look forward to having you along for the journey! 

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