Seriously. I just looked at my grandson Elijah as we were chatting and all of a sudden I forgot his name. Just…forgot. I was enjoying the company of someone I have loved since the first time I held him at approximately 45 minutes old, and here I was, fumbling for the right name (Zachary? Joshua?).Continue reading “I Can’t Brain Today. I Has the Dumbs.”
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The Chicken Or The Egg?
Of all the things I’ve ever lost, I miss my mind the most. Seriously. My short-term memory is virtually non-existent nowadays, and it’s supremely frustrating. I can quote you the lyrics from a song that came out in 1975, but I can’t remember what I ate for lunch this afternoon…or even if I ate lunchContinue reading “The Chicken Or The Egg?”
Won’t Get Fooled Again
One of the stupid little tricks my mind plays on me once in awhile is trying to fool me into believing that my psychiatric issues are caused by other processes. Today I was reading something about the cognitive changes that sometimes strike people in late midlife, and one phrase stood out like a sore thumb: “Some patients may experience not only a decline inContinue reading “Won’t Get Fooled Again”
Up And Down and All Around
And the festivities continue: my maiden voyage at work was a disaster, and tomorrow I get to meet with the bigwigs and the trainers for the postmortem…..oops, I meant performance review. I’m looking forward to that about as much as I would my own execution, but in a sense it’ll be a relief to find out exactly where IContinue reading “Up And Down and All Around”
Take THAT, Bipolar!!
I just did something tonight that I’m absurdly proud of: I challenged my brain to a test of reading comprehension and retention by participating in a continuing medical education activity on Medscape. For those of you who don’t know about CME credits, most healthcare professionals have to complete a certain number of hours every two years toContinue reading “Take THAT, Bipolar!!”
Stupid People Tricks: The Bipolar Edition
Here’s how kook BPNurse shows everyone she’s a kook: She goes to an appointment in a big building, gets turned around in there but doesn’t realize it, goes out to her car and can’t find it…..then panics and calls the police to report it stolen. It was hilarious when my mother did the same thingContinue reading “Stupid People Tricks: The Bipolar Edition”