“What Was The Middle Thing?”–Cognitive Problems in MS

When you go to the store could you pick up some eggs, spaghetti noodles, and lettuce?” my wife asks.  I’m looking right at her.  I hear her.  I understand every word she says and, in a millisecond, most of the sentence is gone from my mind.  Almost every word boiled off like drops of water on a hot pan.  “Store” and “eggs” held on, but all the rest are gone.  She sees the look on my face.  We don’t need words anymore because it happens so often.  “I’m sorry,” I say with some embarrassment, “what did you need me to get at the store?” Continue reading ““What Was The Middle Thing?”–Cognitive Problems in MS”