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Darn it, anyway!

I swear I used to have a memory. But now my memory is just ... well, a memory.

Honestly, I thought menopausal madness had come and gone for me (in two weeks I'll be – gulp! – 59 – gulp! again).

But today I saw my favorite sweater come out of the washing machine – the sweater I DON“T want to wash.


I cringed. Then I bravely said something like “I would really prefer that my pink sweater isn't washed in the machine.” And Janine, my faithful assistant said, with a look of complete astonishment, “But you just handed it to me!”


I have absolutely NO memory of handing her the sweater, even taking OFF the sweater. I am freaking OUT here.

It was literally 20 minutes ago and I cannot bring back any trace of that event. I remember thinking “I don't want to wash this.” I even put it at the back of the closet so it wouldn't get washed. How in the heck did it get from the closet to the laundry room without me noticing?? Especially if I actually handed it to Janine.

Whose life am I living anyway??

I miss my memory.

If I could remember where I left it, I'd like to have it back.

Now what was I talking about?

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      Vikki Hall wrote May 14, 2011
    • I too find I am forgetting things.....frown

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      Denise Richardson wrote May 14, 2011
    • WOW! this seems to be an epidemic Mary Clark and I were just discussing this issue this morning, I too think I’m losing it as well my daughters tell me all the time, I’m very forgetful to the point that they call me AL short for Alzheimer’s LOL, but I do believe Menopause has a lot to do with it as well, there is no AL in my family history so I will blame it on ole MenO!

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      Linda Roggli wrote May 14, 2011
    • Last night we watched a 2005 episode of Bones (we are catching up on reruns since we didn’t tune in until this year) and my husband said “We’ve seen this one.” I watched it all the way to the end and it didn’t look familiar to me at ALL!


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      Cathie Beck wrote May 14, 2011
    • I have short term memory loss from toxin exposures and I’ve employed tricks to keep memories. One thing I do is I repeat things to myself, out loud. I’d rather look like a nut talking to myself than be distressed over what I’ve forgotten. LOL  

      Didn’t have the memory problem with menopause, or much else, just hot flashes.


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      Linda L wrote May 15, 2011
    • Thanks for sharing your blog about memory loss.  I too have been unable to remember alot of things.  

      My daughter always tells me that we’ve seen a certain show already, but sometimes I don’t recall at all.  I forget some students names or call them by the wrong name.  The list goes on...

      Phew, so glad to know that it’s not only me.

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      Msj wrote May 16, 2011
    • I forget a lot too.
      I forget Doctor appointments. Where I put the car keys. Where I put receipts. What was I talking about? oh yeah,

      BUT I always remember my fiance’s and my arguments lol EVERYthing he said of course. (I know in my other post I said and I do think about my own part FIRST but I never said I don’t remember his part)


      Oh, Forget it.

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      Linda Roggli wrote May 16, 2011
    • When I used to mix up my sons’ names they would get mad at me; “I’m MATTHEW, Mom - don’t you know??” but now that they are older, they forgive me because they are starting to forget things too. It’s not just women! Even my husband loses track of the conversation. It must be in the water...yeah right!

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