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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

A complaint about memory and focus

A friend suggested this series of Facebook posts would be a helpful contribution to my blog, so here are my comments (copied with minor editing) from Facebook.

June 26, 2012


10:36 am I am frustrated with my slow recovery (if it's a recovery). I just called Bowen Center to reschedule an appointment I missed Friday morning. They told me I was at that appointment. I would think I would know whether I was there! What I remembered about Friday morning was the activity around the yard sale, not a trip to the counselor's office. Preparing to argue that I knew what I did Friday morning, and that it did not include going to their office, I realized one of my Friday errands was to go pick up a new prescription that had been ordered that morning...

1:48 pm I just walked to the mailbox to check the mail, with a handful of envelopes in my hand that I just got from the mailbox... I did something else twice this morning that I was going to mention, but I forgot what it was. 


I wonder how much time gets spent double-doing various tasks?


1:50 pm Our cat just "told" me I haven't fed him yet. As I explained to him that I remember feeding him, he sat listening intently, and looking rather fat...


1:53 pm My own weight is slowly (very slowly) going down. I think I'm forgetting more meals than I'm doubling...

 

June 27, 2012
~3:00 pm One of the people investigating my car insurance claim called today around 3:00 pm. I had just awakened from a nap that started around 10:00 am. I was having one of my occasional "bright" moments when I think fast and speak clearly. The person commented that I have obviously improved. I'm sure it seemed that way at the time, but they should have heard me earlier today. I never know how to handle that kind of situation. I have to trust that the truth is apparent to those who know me, and that their perspectives will be heard and recorded as part of the whole investigation.




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