If someone had told me that they had this prior to my getting sick, I would’ve probably thought they were missing a neuron or two. Unfortunately, I have brain fog. Yes, this is why I feel like I just woke up from the deepest sleep for most of the day despite ample caffeine. I thought perhaps that it was my imagination, a physical manifestation of the subconscious wrestling with illness. How could this really be a “thing?” But I realized that indeed it is a thing when this thing was (temporarily) removed. The wonder drug is Remicade. Two hours after it dripped into my arm I realized that my mind was clear. I was multitasking (what?!) after months of mental disability. And the next morning I woke up at 6AM naturally! Until now (after years of punctual wake up at 4AM) it’s taken extreme willpower to move out of bed before 9:30. Wow! This disease continues to surprise me. If “brain fog” is a real thing, what causes it? The best answer you can get from the docs is-“it’s caused by fatigue. It’s like having the flu-you can’t get out of bed because you have no energy. Your body is using everything to fight the virus. In Sarcoidosis, your body is using everything to fight nothing!” So there you have it. You cannot judge people. I believe that if someone is complaining about something, they really have a problem-even if you can’t understand it. We owe it to others to be compassionate. After all, we are only mortal with limited understanding. I am grateful for this greater understanding.. Illness definitely generates compassion. Not such a bad thing after all!
Wishing all compassionate days!