I recently had a comment on my "foggy days". Someone asked if I would describe what that means so they can understand how their spouse is feeling. I'll do the best I can with it.
On my "foggy days" nothing seems to really be in focus. It is like I am a step behind things. I don't think clearly.......not enough to really throw me off, but enough to know that I am not myself. An example of this is when I am reading the paper. I can't understand the headline of a story -- I will re-read it several times and it just doesn't make sense to me. I can then read the article and get an idea of what it is about the headline throws me. Or I look at the comics in the paper and I can't figure out why something is funny. Some days my "fog" is trying to cook or do something in order. I know all the ingredients I need to make something and I know how to make it -- I just can't do it! I can't physically take the steps to do it. I make handmade greeting cards and some days I can work on all the little embellishments that I put on the cards, but I can't actually put the pieces together to make a whole card. It sounds so simple, but it isn't on those days.
Another symptom of a foggy day is when I can't put all of my thoughts together to make a coherent sentence. I know what I want to say -- I just can't. I enjoy sports and follow them pretty regularly but on some of my foggy days, I have a problem keeping score, figuring out whose playing and just following the game in general.
These episodes may last a few hours or all day. I never know when it is going to hit me -- I struggle with it, get frustrated by it and sometimes get mad about it. But there isn't much I can do about it.
I hope this helps. Others that have Early Stage that read this might have some more comments, but it is the best explanation I can come up with today!
Thanks for reading.