Friday, July 16, 2010

CFS Takes Our Brains As Well...........

I'm sure most of you will be nodding your heads in understanding, but as a newbie, I am SHOCKED by how much CFS/ME (and or the Fibro) have stolen from my brain.

I used to be the person everyone came to about spelling questions, now I constantly find myself searching for other words to use because I can't spell the word that first comes to my mind.

I am a bookkeeper by profession (along with alot of other job duties I got tagged with quite awhile ago in this job), now I have to be extra careful not to transpose numbers, and have difficulity reading reports.

I constantly find myself transposing words (that's fun - LOL), walking into rooms and having no clue why I am there (what a waste of energy), and losing my train of thought.

I am well known in my job for my memory. My bosses have always depended on it greatly. Yesterday I forgot mid-sentence in front of my big boss what I was going to ask him, and he noticed. (EEK, not good).

If anyone out there reading thinks that CFS (or any invisible illness) is all in our heads, you are partially correct. It's not ALL in our heads, but it certainly does affect our brains.


  1. Yep...I was a walking Filofax (if you remember those). Not anymore: everything has to be written down and I constantly lose things.

  2. haha me too, had a fantastic memory, but now .... hopeless! I also have a terrible time with spelling and dislexia. I read this somewher and I thought it was pretty good 'with CFS you might remember where you put your keys but you can't remember what they are for'. That sums it up for me!
    It is known that CFS causes dementia in some people and you get legions (see, cant spell that today?) on your brain!! ugh! haha. Oh well ....

  3. Ohhh yes, I know exactly what you mean! I lose my train of thought constantly, can't remember what it is I'm supposed to be doing. I really feel quite a bit, just...dumber...than before. Once I almost burned the apartment down when I forgot I was boiling eggs. Oops!