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Looking good but not thinking straight.

I am writing this as I rest in my camper with the AC on, while the rest of my family (11 of them, 5 adults and 6 kids) go to a campground activity. I am not sleepy, or in pain. But I am mentally fatigued. If I have to make a decision, I am afraid I will burst into tears. Like I just did while getting money from the Expensive ATM because I didn’t have the energy to go into a grocery store. Before that I was concentrating on getting 3 items at the convenience store. This can be hard when you are not thinking straight. Find the items, find the line, decide how to pay. Do you need a bag? Then head for the door. When I got to the door, not paying attention, I walked right through, cutting off the person that had opened the door to come in. As I got in my car, I realized she had said something to me and then said “You are welcome” in a sarcastic way. I am not an impolite person, I just have MS.

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  • MSFighter
    3 years ago

    I know exactly how you feel. Sometimes if I’m in a store trying to think of what I need, among other things, my husband will start talking to me and I’ll totally get thrown off. Then if I tell him “give me a minute”, he says “You can’t talk and shop at the same time?” We laugh about it, and he really isn’t mean about it but it’s frustrating to me sometimes. I just get very confused when doing multiple things. It sucks, but totally get what you are saying! By the way, my family goes to our campground often too. Sometimes I need the AC as well while everyone else is having fun. ☹️

  • DonnaFA moderator
    3 years ago

    Hi, Nancy, I’m sorry to hear that you had a rough day. We’re glad that you reached out here and hope that today was a little brighter.

    I’m sorry that there was a delay in responding, and I’d like to invite you to visit our Facebook page anytime.

    Please know that you’re not alone, and that we’re always here to offer support or just to listen. -All Best, Donna ( team)

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