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More on Brain Fog from Emily Dickinson

Carole shared this great poem with me that seems to perfectly capture the experience of brain fog...

I felt a clearing in my mind
  As if my brain had split;
I tried to match it, seam by seam,
  But could not make them fit.
The thought behind I strove to join
  Unto the thought before,
But sequence ravelled out of reach
  Like balls upon a floor.
   ~Emily Dickinson
I have to say, although I can't claim to know what it's like to have a serious brain injury (as I am still someone "not-yet-diagnosed with a brain injury"), this description of brain fog resonated for me.
Using my continuum hypothesis, these experiences should be ones we can all relate to if we're honest.
I can feel brain fog most when I'm hurting from my arthritis, but I can even tell a difference when I can do math problems in the morning with no problem that seemed impossible the night before. Sleep is amazing.
How about you readers? When does brain fog creep up on you??
Posted on Thursday, March 18, 2010 at 15:43 by Registered CommenterDr Karen in , | Comments1 Comment

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Usually it happens when i don't get enough rest ans sleep. It's like my mind is crapping.

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April 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMaria Zarabia

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