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Unread 06-14-2001, 01:13 PM
brain dead, or brain fog

I am 6 weeks post-op and finding that I am having trouble remembering things, being organized, finding things.
I know they say men think with their you-know-what, but I didn't think that about women until these last few days. I'm pretty certain they didn't take any brain cells, but I'm beginning to wonder.
I kept my ovaries and they are in good condition, but I'm wondering if it's still the anaesthesia or could it be hormonal?
I do have to go back to work to clean up my classroom, then I'm off for the summer. My son helped me yesterday, but he won't want to do that forever. I'm wondering how I'm ever going to catch up with housework, gardening, and work.
Do any of you have ideas about what I'm feeling? I felt great and had no complications or pain after surgery. I thought the brain fog thing came and went at about 3 weeks post-op. I hope this isn't permanent. I used to have a memory like a steel trap. Now, I think it's rusted out and near breaking.
Thanks,
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Unread 06-14-2001, 01:36 PM
brain dead, or brain fog

the title of your thread made me laugh! Boy can I relate to what you are saying. I also used to have the best memory...could remember things about when I was 2 yrs old...had a great memory for phone numbers etc. Now I can barely remember why I went into the kitchen. I too hope this will pass. I also have fibromyalgia...and my dr blames my poor memory/concentration on that, but I've heard a lot of sisters complain of the

Maybe another sister will come along and shed some on this for us. We'll have to remember to check back though

I'm happy to hear that you are feeling well otherwise...
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Unread 06-14-2001, 02:56 PM
brain dead,or brain fog

I was once a bright, educated individual who could recall numbers, dates, names etc. Important traits for a teacher but not recently. I hear you both about the memory going. I find myself now double booking, forgetting my own phone number and why am I in the kitchen. I think I am improving but I am trying really hard not to be such a scattered brain. I hope someone out there answers us asap!!!!!
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Unread 06-14-2001, 03:18 PM
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And let me admit to you all...that I can add talking to myself to that list I understand that's okay as long as I don't start answering myself

And the little pieces of paper on my coffee table that have lists upon lists...if dh asks me to do something ie. make a call on his behalf etc. I must write it down
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Unread 06-14-2001, 03:29 PM
brain dead, or brain fog

It could be that the memory loss has something to do with the anesthesia given for your surgery. Or it could be related to your pain meds or it could be hormonal.

For example, I find myself walking into the kitchen and forgetting what I am in there for. Other times, I may be reading the paper, get distracted, and then forgetting where I left off once I returned to the paper or just plain forgetting to return to the paper.

When I was taking pain meds during my recovery period, I always had to write down the time and name of the med taken. I couldn't depend on my memory to help me with them.

I am very fortunate that I keep my vital daily meds in a daily reminder; otherwise, I would have forgotten if I took them or not.

Hopefully this kind of memory loss will pass as your recovery period progresses.
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