Walking and Memory Loss

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Well I would tell you about my weekend but I do not really remember it… My memory is getting really bad and I am not so sure what to do… Things enter one ear and before they can make it out the other I do not remember what it is flowing through my head. It is so frustrating! I have to stop what I am doing so often and just sit there and try to remember something. Sometimes things “slip” my mind that would be considered a long term memory like the name of a mountain or the name of my cat. Sometimes it is as short term as “did I hug that person goodbye 5 seconds ago?” When I think about it I want to just break down but… I often forget about that detail. Not good because I am forgetting what should be the driving force behind doing something about this. So I always forget to look into what I can do to improve this situation…

Well, I have been walking every morning. Started out with 0.30 miles and now I am doing a whopping half a mile a day! Sarcasm, but hey, I was in a wheelchair unsure if I would ever walk again not to long ago so I really should not complain. I think it has something to do with the memory loss crap, the memory of me at my worst is fading away so I forget to not take everything for granted. I mean not too long ago I could not even brush my teeth so… Yeeeaaaaah….. Half a mile in 12 minutes for today and as much as I wish it was not so, that is thanks to all the Baclofen I take… Even though today my legs already feel tight just 2.5 hours after taking the drug…

“I forgot what I was going to say…” haha…

Been reading still, I try to read out loud to myself to work on my speech. I think my attention span is improving a little bit.  I should note while it is in thought, I am writing this short blog post over the course of like, an hour. Have to get up, walk around, and try to remember all this crap. Anyways, I know I got out a couple of times over the weekend. Well at least once. Went to dinner with a friend for the first time in for ever, so that felt pretty good even though I felt really bad because I realized how bad my memory was and how bad I am at holding a conversation now… Still nice! For me at least!..

I can’t think of what else to say… I need to start a daily journal since the one in my head does not work anymore. Need to keep track of my life somehow! Ugh… I need that neurology appointment to come sooner. If I can start driving today (gasp, what???) then I will start calling in for cancellations to see if I can get in sooner because this is… crap…. Oh, I need to see about signing up for a class, man, this memory sucks! Will leave it at that for today, I hope tomorrow will be a better day of writing!

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2 thoughts on “Walking and Memory Loss

  • July 31, 2012 at 9:05 pm
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    Check out Dr. Samuel F. Hunter's blog — he is a neurologist specializing in ms and involved in the development of some very promising new drugs. You really want to read his just written July blog post. This will greatly encourage you!

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