Tag Archives: memory loss

An Evening Conversation

“So love, what did you do today?” Mary casually asks me as she puts down her work bag. I hesitate.  I know it’s a simple question, but since my mTBI it has been anything but simple to answer.  I take … Continue reading

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Dental Adventures

I am terrified.  The Dentist.  Drilling.  Today.  When I made the appointment weeks ago, it seemed doable… conveniently far away, but doable. Cavities.  Time to get them filled.  Then End. As I get in my car to drive to my appointment, … Continue reading

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Fragmented

I stand in my office and stare at the paper in my hand.  I just want to check it one last time before sending it off to the State. 6/11/14 That look right.  I put it down, pause, then pick it … Continue reading

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Quick Stop

I am easing a paperback book into my green soft-sided lunch pail when I find the post-it note. Written on the slip of paper are the words “wet cat food” and “deposit check”. I wrote those two things down this … Continue reading

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Running Out of Time

Something happened three days ago, in the afternoon.  It was quite unexpected, inexplicable, from nowhere.  I began to feel a sense of urgency.  I began to feel like change was coming.  For the first time in a year, I felt … Continue reading

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Day 33 ~ Normal Forgetfulness

I turn off the shower and the last of the warm droplets slowly run down the drain.  As my hand leaves the lever, I suddenly startle awake.  Did I put conditioner in my hair?  I touch my hair reflexively.  It feels wet, and … Continue reading

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Where is the Cat?

“Where is the cat?  Did you let him out?  You know I don’t like him going outside when it’s dark out.”  That is me, one evening this summer.  Night had fallen, I was doing dishes and Mary and I were … Continue reading

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