Exceptions to fibro fog?
Does anyone here have fibro fog in most situations, but then there's a few exceptions?
I've had fibro for 15 years. My job is professional programmer. As you can imagine, this requires concentration and memory. I definitely was not the sharpest guy at work, but I was okay. So I never thought I had fibro fog.
Then recently I started doing some new work, which involves a lot of meetings and reports. I find that I have to write down every single thing I need to do. I am completely hazy and forgetful. I can talk to someone, get an action item, then completely forget that item ten minutes later, only to be reminded by someone else weeks later that I never did it. I really feel impaired now.
I have a friend with more severe fibro than me. She can barely function, she is so hazy. However, when she watches a movie, she concentrates like a laser beam and catches every little detail. She was always fascinated by stories, films, and language subtleties long before she developed fibro.
When a person has spent most of their lives developing a high degree of concentration in one particular area (me: programming, her: movies) it seems that doesn't completely break down when you get fibro.
Just wondering if anyone else notices this.