Welcome to Reader Brain Fog Adventures!
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:
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.”
And many many people told me stories of glasses …
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! 💚💚