I must admit, I was all set to give you a post on caring for children while having Fibromyalgia. The wheels have been churning all day for the post, but those thoughts will have to come another day because I something else just grabbed my attention, my Fibro Fogged Brain.
Fog is something that I'm so used to that I almost forget it's there-- AND YES!-- that pun is COMPLETELY intended!
I'm a lot like the rest of society. I forget phone numbers because I have my phone. I even forget important dates because I diligently put them in my phone to forget. But the thing that irritates me the most is when I forget to connect with the people I care about.
There are times when you will see me on Facebook "liking" what seems like hundreds of comments. I may spend some time in a forum and comment a few dozen times in one day. You also might find me responding to emails, or blog comments in a large number too. Why? Well, the answer is simple.
I forgot. I forgot that I have blog comments, Facebook friends, Pinterest People, Tweet Peeps, emails, and forum friends. I sometimes (okay maybe A LOT of times) forget to even acknowledge my face to face time friends too.
And I forgot because my brain doesn't have the capacity to remember everything anymore. Sometimes I'm lucky if I remember what my name is, let alone what I have scheduled. And today's day and age doesn't make that easy when you have to cram your schedule along with your family's into one day. I have triple booked my time along with my kids-- it happens!
What I can say is that I'm sorry. I'm human. I have a disability and I forget. But that doesn't mean that I don't care about you. Nor does that mean that you should give up on me if you feel that I'm neglecting you. I do try. Improvement is ALWAYS something I strive for.
BUT please know, I have good days where I remember everything including your birthday. I value you. I love you! Each and everyone of you! Whether you are a face to face friend, a Facebook friend, a Forum Friend, my Pinterest People (yeah that's my line LOL!), Twitter Peeps, or a commenter on my blog, I love ALL of you!
And when my days are bad, please know that I think of you even when you think I don't. Even when you hate me because I have neglected you for months.
I only neglect you because I'm sick. And I'm not saying it for pity. I don't want that from you. I hate to be labeled as disabled. We are ALL capable. Every living creature is. It's just that some of us need more time than others.
Love and friendship,