Monday, June 22, 2009

Suffering in Silence....

Monday, June 22, 2009....

For the past week, I've been suffering in silence with a condition known as "Brain Fog".

Initially, it started as a Brain Cramp which only lasts for a split second. [A Brain Crampis recognizable by most people because you've forgotten how to spell simple words, such as 'the'].

It's painless and painful at the same time because you become truly frustrated for a minute. But, after a minute of frustration, you quickly remember stupid stuff and move on.

Unfortunately, my minute became 10, 080 minutes (one week). My Brain Cramp suddenly turned into a full blown case of Brain Fog.

Unlike the Brain Cramp, the Brain Fog, has no defined time period. Your brain takes a vacation and when the vacation is over you're left wondering what happened to you while your brain was in the fog. Basically, you're left scratching your head thinking WTF....


Maybe I was empathetic because hubby was suffering from the flu, maybe I was replaying the horrible interview I had the week prior, or maybe it was the Percocet I had taken for the pinched nerve.

Whatever it was, I'm glad it's over. I enjoy blogging (my definition: writing and reading other blogs). I've readjusted my attitude towards potential employers (translation: I won't doubt them when they claim the position is real and will lie convincingly when asked if this is my dream job) and will begin tackling one of the many household projects I've procrastinated doing (translation: rain is no excuse to watch trashy t.v. or get sucked into the game Bejeweled Blitz on FB).

I hope that no one ever suffers Brain Fog, but if you do, my advice is to find a mindless game or book and let it run its course. It eventually goes away.

9 comments:

Stephanie said...

I am so sorry about the brain fog. I hate when that happens.

Tasha said...

Ha ha ha, glad you're seeing through the fog now! This- "lie convincingly when asked if this is my dream job" made me laugh out loud! Good luck on your interviews!

BarbiePhobia said...
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miss rambles said...

am glad you made it to the other side and Dear God please can this brain frog not be e-contagious!!

Sunshinemeg said...

keep on keepin on!

Little Ms Blogger said...

Stephanie - It really does suck...

Tasha - I wanted to laugh, but couldn't. Sometimes life isn't fair because it was the perfect question to mock.

BarbiePhobia - Ohhhh...I really hope it passes soon.

miss rambles - I'll apologize in advance if get a case of Brain Fog..

Sunshine Meg...I will.

Helen McGinn said...

Ah, Brain Fog...yup, not good. xx

Stereos and Souffles said...

I struggle lately to find the right word when I'm talking to someone. Thankfully it usually happens when its someone I know well and they speak my language.

Little Ms Blogger said...

Helen: Nope. Not good. But, neither is taking a terrible spill. Hoping your leg is doing better.

S&S: You're so lucky to have people that understand your language when in a brain fog. Don't ever lose them - they can be your interpretor