What is brain fog? Here is a definition from Google: Brain fog is characterized by confusion, forgetfulness, and a lack of focus and mental clarity. This can be caused by overworking, lack of sleep, stress, and spending too much time on the computer.
Brain fog is one of the most frustrating parts of being chronically ill. For instance, I lost my Advair. I looked everywhere since I was positive I packed it. I remember taking the new one from its package and putting it with my other one before I packed for my trip last week. Once there, I couldn’t find it. I searched my suitcase and the house where we stayed. I searched the car and my purse. Nada.
I have been trying to figure out how I would breathe for the next 30 days. Today, it dawned on me that I packed my nebulizer and the Albuterol for it. These are in silver packages like my Advair. Thankfully, when I checked where I keep them, my Advair was there.
This is brain fog… it’s frustrating and unpredictable. Unless I am struggling for words, I don’t realize I have it. Until, I find myself putting my cereal in the fridge or worse my clean dishes in the freezer instead of the cupboard.
I am just glad I found my medication. My biggest fear is being unable to breathe.
Love, Peace and Light! Rita