These days, my brain fog is very rare, but some of the things it has made me do, are pretty hilarious. I’ll note them below.
- Taking the dirty laundry to put in the washing machine, and putting it in the wheelie bin instead.
- Using my house key to try and get through the front door, but it didn’t work. Then I realised I was trying to get in to the neighbour’s house.
- Another time, my key wasn’t working and I realised I was using my work office key to get in my home front door.
- Putting hand-wash on my toothbrush instead of toothpaste.
- Getting various words muddle up, like: “I’m wetting my merds uddled mup.” (I’m getting my words muddled up.)”
- Writing a blog post and completely forgetting what I was doing, half way through.
- Putting my pyjamas on completely inside out and back to front.
- Taking clean laundry out the washing machine and immediately putting it back in to be washed. Again.
- Putting lipstick on my eyes.
- Making a list for the food shop, getting to the shop and realising I forgot to bring it.
- Using my phone to call my partner, to tell him I’d lost my phone.
- Looking all over the house for my glasses when I was wearing them.
- in the bath, squeezing conditioner on to my hand then running it all over my face as if it’s face wash.
What are some of yours?
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Written by Rachel, The Invisible Hypothyroidism
Rachel is a Thyroid Patient Advocate and Expert with Six 2018 WEGO Health Award Nominations. She is a highly ranked writer appearing in the Top Hypothyroidism Websites and Top Thyroid Websites 2018, and is a qualified Diet and Nutritional Advisor, also currently studying for relevant qualifications and certificates in Life Coaching, Motivational Speaking, Reflexology and more. She has worked with The National Academy of Hypothyroidism, The BBC, The Mighty, Dr. Hedberg, Thyroid UK and ThyroidChange, to name just a few. She is well recognised as a trusted and useful contributor to the thyroid community.