What did I learn last week?

On Friday, I had an appointment with Jill the life coach.  Work thinks it may get us all more productive to have sessions with a life coach.  She is good and it has been very useful.  For instance the first time we met I established that what I would like to work towards is to finish work in light of my poor memory.  This time I actually worked out more about how my memory loss is affecting me and my work.  When I talk I come across as very eloquent in my speech and it is hard for anyone to see at that moment in time that I may not remember the conversation.

When Jill asked me where I was at right now, I talked about seeing Elaine in Swadlincote for my feet, Dr Dulke in Leicester for my ‘head’ (he is the psychologist) and I have an appointment for my pains in Derby.  I said I felt if I was all over the place, which echoed where my appointments are.  I need to draw it all together to begin to feel whole/in control/have some direction where my life is going.

What she asked, could I do to that?   Make that phone call to find out where the report is, the next appointment from the memory clinic and from the psychologist.

So what have I forgotten this week?

Every day I forget to phone my Dad, I mean to do it but forget.  By the time the I remember it is too late in the day.  I do that a lot, I know I have to do something but can’t remember to do it.   Everyone says, ‘I do that’, and yes they may do, but not day after day.

Lets see what next week brings.

Author: Gill

I was diagnosed with Early Onset Alzheimer's aged 58 after 20+ years of memory and other cognitive difficulties. Eight years on and the diagnosis is changing......watch this space because at the moment I have no idea

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