Thursday, October 4, 2007

Miss You Like Crazy

We all have brain farts ~ it's our human nature ~ we have become avid multi-taskers. The result of this is a little short circuiting every now and then. Some go so far as to boast about how many tasks they can do at once ~ think The Cat In the Hat. That used to be me prior to my brain tail taking up residence in my spinal cord!
I digress ~ They say a mind is a terrible thing to waste ~

An 80 year old couple were having problems remembering things, so they
decided to go to their doctor to get checked out to make sure nothing was wrong
with them. When they arrived at the doctor's, they explained to the doctor about
the problems they were having with their memory.

After checking the couple out, the doctor tells them that they were
physically okay, but might want to start writing things down and make notes to
help them remember things. The couple thanked the doctor and left. Later
that night while watching TV, the old man got up from his chair and his wife
asks, "Where are you going?"
He replies, "To the kitchen."
She asks, "Will you get me a bowl of ice cream?"
He replies, "Sure."
She then asks him, "Don't you think you should write it down so you can
remember it?"
He says, "No, I can remember that."
She then says, "Well I also would like some strawberries on top. You had
better write that down cause I know you'll forget that."
He says, "I can remember that, you want a bowl of ice cream with
She replies, "Well I also would like whipped cream on top. I know you will
forget that so you better write it down."
With irritation in his voice, he says, "I don't need to write that down I can remember that." He then fumes into the kitchen. After about 20 minutes he returns from the kitchen and hands her a plate of bacon and eggs.
She stares at the plate for a moment and says, "You forgot my toast."

The sad thing about this story is that I totally identify ~ makes me feel like I should be in a padded room when I can't remember a thought I had just 2 minutes ago ~ what was my point? I know I had one? What I can't wrap my mind around is how devastating Chiari has been on my mind ~ seriously ~ I wish I was joking!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

We are on our way 10-9 for brain surgery at TCI, my kids surgery will be on 10-15. Where are you staying? What appts do you have? Are they driving you crazy with appts or just us? Linda