The other day I was telling a friend about how I can't seem to remember
things any more. I gave her several examples of missed appointments,
forgotten special events and small things like finding out if hot lunch
was being served at school...before I sent the boys off to school.
Don't worry - the children were very excited by the happy meals their father
rushed over to them at lunch time.
She said that sounded like her. She is a senior citizen. This does not bode well.
Today I forgot about a birthday party I had rsvp'd to 2 weeks ago.
And was reminded by evite YESTERDAY that is was today at 3:30.
24 hours later...it was not a blip on my radar. I'm not sure I have radar anymore.
I was on the way to the store this afternoon
and thought I would call my friend Paula.
I missed her. So I left her a message saying maybe we could get together.
She returned my call leaving a very kind message saying,
yes, it would be good to see each other.
Maybe we could chat when we saw each other at her son's birthday party...
THIS AFTERNOON. Thank God for kind friends who don't hold our memories against us.
Then my sister, Jenny, called me and asked what we should do for dinner tonight.
And I was thinking in my head, "I don't know what you are doing for dinner but
I will be having chicken curry."
Until it occurred to me that Jenny and Brett were coming over
and that's why she was asking.
This occurred to me exactly when Jenny said,"We'll be there between 6:30 and 7:00."
Which I should have remembered since we planned it YESTERDAY.
It was at this point in my day that I started to consider that there is a strong
possibility that I've got some mild dementia going on.
All Sue's lights are on but nobody's home.
So if by chance you are my friend and I have known you for 20 years
and when I see you, I look at you with a blank stare...don't judge me.
Pray for me and pass me some ginkobiloba.
Hopefully, the old Sue will be back soon.