“I told you, remember?”
I don’t know about you, but I get that alot.
During conversations with loved ones, I’ll ask a question and hear “I told you, remember?” as their response.
Sometimes it clicks and I’ll say…”Oh yeah.”
Other times it fizzles & peters out like a damp firecracker.
Is this the dreaded MS-related “cog-fog?” A memory lapse? A neurological short-circuit synapsis?
Call it what you want—it’s a pain in my rear end.
And what bothers me most is that it is happening with more & more frequency.
My wife says I should get my hearing checked, but I disagree that’s the problem.
For over 20 years, I produced lame commercials at a radio station. So I am trained to hear clips & pops so faint a Beagle would tilt its head.
At church I can hear a fart from six pews back…but don’t ask me to remember what I just heard!
Some folks respond by talking to me louder…and slower.
Yeah that helps.
What am I in kindergarten?
Is it my day to be line-leader, I forgot?
Thus, my predicament must be MS-related I assume.
The Swiss-cheese myelin of my brain makes collecting a thought as porous as eating soup from a strainer.
Like wearing fish-net stockings is really chilly. (Again, I assume. I have no experience wearing stockings. At least none I’ll admit publically.)
So how do we deal with this?
Grin & bear it? Focus & listen harder? Shrug our shoulders and shake our heads side-to-side?
I remind you with…”I told you, remember?”
And you’ll say…”Oh yeah.”