Brain Fog and the Laundry Pedestal

Brain Fog

Ugh, Autoimmune Brain Fog.  Usually passes fairly quickly for me, but the last week or so, I’ve had it bad and I can’t shake it.  I can’t speak intelligently (aphasia) and I forget the stupidest things.  fog Before leaving my car unlocked last night, I forgot to start the dryer after loading it with laundry, left the door open to the garage, forgot that I had coffee on FOUR separate occasions (I ended up gathering the abandoned coffee mugs last night) and, I put a paper trash bag full of trash outside on top of the trash container.  Then the trash bag melted in the rain.  More and more dumb things!

But here is what’s going on. More stress than usual – both mental and physical.  Last week my sweetheart went on a camping trip, but I didn’t go because of the sun and attendant flare triggers.  So, being on my own, I had to do the things he usually does for us.

Enter Laundry pedestal

On Monday, my Realtor called about the house I have for sale.  She said, “People think it’s cute! But they aren’t interested because there is a dip in the floor of the laundry room.”  Yes, there is a dip – it’s actually pretty obvious, and yes, I know it would be a turn off to potential buyers.  I was ignoring it, so I hoped potential buyers would ignore it also.  It’s a strong floor, but I didn’t level the flooring I put in.  What a shame.  Moving on, I fixed the slope by building in a rather large laundry pedestal that even holds sorting baskets underneath.  I still have to shim it up and integrate it into the room permanently. UPDATE: I’m all finished – see the process and result here!pedestal

Wow, it took a lot of work.  Separate trips to the home improvement store, and building it from scratch.  It took the whole week.

But there is a cost.  I always pay when I do physically stressful things or if I have too much on my mental plate.  In this case, in addition to the aches and pains I got from crawling all over the garage floor, I also had to deal with brain fog.

Thinking back, other times I’ve had this problem have pretty much coincided with when I feel stressed, and it makes me curious.  When do you get brain fog?  Is it all the time, or does it seem to come at times when you have to do more than normal?  I’m back at work today from the weekend, and the woodwork is just about finished, so soon I can get back in my routine.  Fog, begone!

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