Short Term Memory Loss Can Be a Hard Thing To Live With

Short term memory loss can be a hard thing to live with. As many know I am totally blind have Bipolar and Fibromyalgia too. Add to the mix problems with short term memory from both the Bipolar, and Fibro, as well as injuries I sustained during an abusive relationship and I have my hands full trying to get through some days without forgetting my name rank, and serial number. Today was one of those days when I should’ve stayed in the bed. I, however wanted to go out. For the last two days my tummy had been keeping me in with bouts of nausea and horrid gas, and so when I woke with a good belly for a change out I wanted to be.

Finally against my body’s painful Fibro  protest I bathed, and dressed. After which I had to rest a bit. I ate and felt OK. I gathered my belongings including the gift card my friend Bobby had given me for my birthday. Then at the last minute I decided to clean out my wallet for more room, and without thinking laid the gift card on the dresser, and after putting what I thought was everything back, left for the bus.

Once I got under way I realized I did not have the card. The driver offered to run back round the block and let me go back to the house, I opted to go on, I had a money order, I could cash, and then later buy another to replace that one, or? So I thought.

Once at the Walmart I ran in to someone I’d not seen in a while except on Facebook, she walked with me to the money center and went along her way. The lady at the money center informed me that sense my money order did not come from the Walmart I couldn’t cash it. “Well, I’m going home” I declared, and had her assist me back outside. Just as I got out the door, the bus was there again and home Campbell and I came. I am drinking coffee, baking chicken for supper, listening to Bad Company on the radio and saying, “To hell with the rest of today!” It’s been one of those weeks guys, so maybe tomorrow will end it. Or? Will it? It is after all Friday the 13TH.

We shall see…

About Patty L. Fletcher

Patty L. Fletcher lives in Kingsport Tennessee where she works full time as a Writer with the goal of bridging the great chasm which separates the disAbled from the non-disAbled. And as a Social Media Promotional Assistant. She is the owner and creator of Tell-It-To-The-World Marketing (Author, Blogger Business Assist), and is the published author of two books, Campbell’s Rambles: How a Seeing Eye Dog Retrieved My Life and Bubba Tails From the Puppy Nursery At The Seeing Eye: Volume One. She can also be found in two anthologies which are, December Awethology Light And A Treasure Chest of Children’s Tales. See her latest book, Pathway to Freedom Broken and Healed: How a Seeing Eye Dog Retrieved My Life Second Edition in eBook and Paperback at: Find it in various accessible formats: See her Facebook business page: Patty loves receiving feedback about her work. So, drop her a line any time at:
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1 Response to Short Term Memory Loss Can Be a Hard Thing To Live With

  1. I can certainly relate and sympathise with the short term memory loss Patty. I have an acquired brain injury which was caused by suffering one too many blows from an abusive partner. Normally I can operate without a problem. Sometimes I may forget how to get somewhere, then that will trigger a panic attack.


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