Fifty shades of brain fog reader examples

Fifty Shades of Brain Fog, Part Three: Reader Brain Fog Adventures

Hello Spoonies,

Welcome to Reader Brain Fog Adventures! 

If you read Fifty Shades of Brain Fog, Part One and Fifty Shades of Brain Fog, Part Two, you might be wondering:

1) How long is she going to keep up this brain fog thing?
A. I don’t know, I have brain fog. I’m probably not going to do many more because I can’t count high nowadays.

2) Are these truly reader stories?
A. The cartoons were inspired by people’s examples of situations caused by brain fog. They are not exact stories, just my interpretations. The Sleepy Girl Guide to Social Security Disability created a Facebook “submit-your-brain-fog-example” contest, and I also got some general ideas from readers. Please check out the amazingly helpful Sleepy Girl Guide for super-detailed advice on all things spoonie, such as applying for disability, finding a caregiver, learning about Medicaid, saving money on medications, getting medical equipment , being homebound  … all the info you need is in there! Bookmark it — you will be very happy you did.

First, the Facebook contest winners:

1) The chronically fabulous Amy Hojnacki of Wisconsin/Illinois Lyme and Coinfection Support Group on Facebook and Lyme Warrior submitted an example of brain-fogging and doctor’s appointments:

2) The chronically fabulous Lisa Davis discussed burning food while cooking with fog and I added an unfortunate tale from my own life:

Brain-fogged woman burns her food while cooking

This next one was inspired by everyone, most of all by my wonderful reader Crys, who was always told that her lost things would “turn up.”

Brain Fog Island, where all your stuff goes

And many many people told me stories of glasses …

Woman thinks she lost her glasses but she is wearing them

I used to think I was the only person who lost her glasses on her own face.

That’s all for now! I wish everyone a low-symptoms, non-foggy day! 💚💚


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Hi! I'm Vicki. My blog is called "Miss Diagnoses" because I have too many diagnoses and because my Lyme disease was misdiagnosed for many years. In addition to being a professional patient, I'm a compulsive reader and doodler. Sadly, my writing and drawing are limited by repetitive strain injury and neuropathy. I use assistive technology, but I can't post as often as I'd like. You can also find me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and I have two short cartoon videos on YouTube. Twitter and Instagram: @miss_diagnoses Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube: @MissDiagnoses

4 thoughts on “Fifty Shades of Brain Fog, Part Three: Reader Brain Fog Adventures

  1. LOL! I really needed a laugh today! Thank you for the humor!

    My family recently lost our dog, and I’ve really been needing something to uplift my soul.

    Thank you for the humor. And thank you for using my idea!

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  2. My brain fog is often time related. There are functions I can carry out early in the day, but after about 3.30 p.m. I can barely perform anything more than a very simple task. The same goes for understanding words. If my husband needs to discuss an important issue with me, he has finally learnt to do it early in the day.
    Add in a migraine, predrome or postdrome and things get even crazier and my language skills disintegrate for the whole day. My husband has learnt to decipher my charades and sign language as I furiously seek the words I want.
    I have to laugh about it. Better than crying.

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    1. It’s interesting what you say about rain fog and the time of day! I never thought to figure out when mine is worst.I’m glad you worked out a system with your husband. It’s so important for us to feel understood! Yeah, definitely better to laugh about it than cry…


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