Where o where has my brain gone?

I miss my brain.

I’ve been sick my entire life, but there were quite a few years where I was not “THIS” sick…and I was smart, and funny, and I thought about things. Now? I’ve spent the majority of my waking hours today staring at the wall; I’ve been sitting here for an hour trying to write something worthwhile and I simply can’t. So instead I tried to read, yeah right!

Today I feel worse than usual, which is saying something. It’s probably the IV antibiotics I started last week catching up with me, or maybe the fact that I’ve had a particularly long and stressful week, maybe that’s catching up with me. I’m lacking sleep since I spent 2 nights this week in the emergency room, I’m stressed because my doctor keeps blowing off my concerns and the fact that I keep ending up in the ER, I’m angry about that too. I also probably did way too much housework all at once last night. Whatever the reason, my body and mind have both crashed, and it sucks.

I recently went back to school, which is awesome, but it’s made me realize just how bad my brain is now. I have realized that I don’t remember much of anything. Of course I can remember dates, conversations, when my doctors appointment is, etc. but I cannot for the life of me remember what I read 5 minutes ago or what the professor said yesterday in class. Thank goodness I take awesome notes…a learned skill I’m sure, since this issue has been getting worse and worse over the last 8 years.



So I wrote this 2 1/2 hours ago, yet never posted it because I’ve been sitting here staring at nothing like a zombie. Where has my brain gone?



Filed under Chronic Illness

7 responses to “Where o where has my brain gone?

  1. A rough week on top of rough years. Hopefully the new treatment will help.


  2. Hi Addie Marie 😀 I’ve looked everywhere. It’s not here ! I even looked under the settee in case the cats patted it under there. No ! Your brain is not here. Can you remember when you last used it ? It may be there …… or in Lost Property 😉 Ralph xox ❤


  3. I know EXACTLY where you are at right now.
    Brain Fog is the worst symptom – so debilitating and it robs you of who you are. I know for me it gets worse after I’ve pushed myself, especially after being exhausted by sensory overload – things like watching the TV when the volume is too loud or the camera moves too fast.
    Know that you’re not alone, and that this really sucks.


  4. And how’s that for synchronicity!!!
    Trisha has just written (ranted) about her brain fog and adrenal gland issues. Have a read as her naturopath has given her some herbs that I have not hear of, but they sound like it’s worth checking them out!!!


    • What a coincidence! I have tried some of those things, and had luck with some and not others. I notice great improvment in my brain fog with huge doses of methylfolate, but no help from b12. I am on an rx for my adrenals and dont notice any difference. The rhodiola has been on my list to try for a while, maybe ill order some with my next supplement order. I am certain my adrenal glands are shot, but i hadnt attributed the brain fog to them. Ive been extra stressed this week, maybe thats why my brain seems worse lately.


  5. Stress is such a factor!


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