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is it me or mt situation?

Discussion in 'Memory concerns and seeking a diagnosis' started by elaineo2, Mar 9, 2008.

  1. elaineo2

    elaineo2 Registered User

    Jul 6, 2007
    945
    leigh lancashire
    is it me or my recent loss that makes me feel that i am loosing it?cant remember anything at the minute.love elainex
     
  2. jenniferpa

    jenniferpa Volunteer Moderator

    Jun 27, 2006
    39,439
    Elaine - you've just lost your father, you're working and (I think) studying. It would be surprising if there weren't times when you thought you were losing it: stress will do that to you. You need to give yourself time: time to heal and time for yourself.

    Love
     
  3. elaineo2

    elaineo2 Registered User

    Jul 6, 2007
    945
    leigh lancashire
    Thanks Jen,i seriously think that my mind has taken a back seat!am worried as it may affect my work,not really concerned with home life,its always a laugh anyway,but my word does work frighten me at the mo.love elainex
     
  4. gigi

    gigi Registered User

    Nov 16, 2007
    7,788
    East Midlands
    Hi Elaine,

    I agree with Jennifer..

    Grief takes time..you're working and studying..

    And not superwoman..!!!!

    Take it a day at a time and don't be too hard on yourself.

    Love Gigi xx
     
  5. Skye

    Skye Registered User

    Aug 29, 2006
    17,000
    SW Scotland
    Elaine, what you're feeling is completely natural.

    It's no time at all since you lost your father, and my guess is that you went straight back to work, without giving yourself time to recover.

    Could you take some time off now? You really need to give yourself a break, and come to terms with your loss. You have a stressful job, and it's difficult to cope when you're constantly on edge.

    Could you talk to your manager and tell her how you feel? Please don't just carry on until you reach breaking point.

    Love,
     
  6. zoet

    zoet Registered User

    I was JUST thinking the same thing Elaine! I seem to be forgetting things all the time at the mo, and I put things places and say things I cant remember a few hours after! It scared me.....am I getting AD????? LOLOLOL. Of course, Im NOT! Its just stress sort of turns bits of your brain off so you can focus on one thing at a time, which makes you feel like your losing it. Its normal and healthy and shows your brain is working right! So dont worry! Try and make yourself some "you" time soon, to pamper and reflct and rest. We arent super human and get a bit over loaded with it all. Here....have a big hug....**SQEEEEEEEEZE**. Now go buy some chocolate!!;)
     
  7. BeverleyY

    BeverleyY Registered User

    Jan 29, 2008
    716
    Ashford, Kent
    Hi Elaine

    I lost my Mum in January, and a couple of weeks later Dad was really poorly and that sent him into acute confusion over and above his 'normal' confusion of his Vascular Dementia.

    The past couple of months have been full of stress, worry, frustration etc right from the grief, through to the anger of the pension services registered my Dad dead as well as my Mum.

    I know my memory is terrible at the moment. I go to the fridge and can't even remember why I am there! I pull up to get petrol and go in to pay before I've even filled up :rolleyes:

    I am sure that stress/grief etc. plays havoc with our minds.

    Keep your chin up.

    Beverley x
     

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