Originally Posted by brclrk80
I fear that I may be worse off than originally anticipated.
You need a big hug!
I know how you're feeling though. I'm semi recently diagnosed (March of this year), and today I had a major 'cognitive' situation. I mistook a lady I have known for 7 years for another person! I wondered why she looked at me strangely when I asked her about something, and then realized "Wow, it's not the person I thought it was".
I also saw a man pass me yesterday who I recognized completely, yet I could not for the life of me (and still can't) figure out where I know him from. He definitely looked at me knowingly as he held the door for me, and it's frustrating me terribly that I could not place him.
Sure, these may seem like silly situations, but I generally have a memory for these things, and I feel for me this is completely abnormal, and scary. One thing I thought when I was diagnosed was, "At least I don't have cognitive issues!!". Well, I think I may have overestimated myself a bit.
I also almost fell over my own foot today. Completely off balance. Like walking through a room that's full of water. Was terrible, and I just wanted to get home at that point, and quickly. I feel much better now being home and away from the public situation.
Just be sure to keep an ongoing list of your symptoms and bring these up with your neurologist if you find you're experiencing them for 2 days or more, and you have not made mention of them previously.
Hang in there!! You're definitely not alone