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    Short term memory loss

    No kidding, diagnosed last year and it has kicked it up. i am driving my husband and kids crazy because I ask the same things over and over again, of course not realizing that I am doing it.

    Anyway to the main reason for the post -Fernando mi amigo - I thought I sent your box off long ago, but I found one addressed to you. My memory is getting so bad that I make the boxes up with a list of plants as soon as I have an address. Did I send you your box? I am panic stricken.

    All of the boxes I had made went to the post office today. If you do not get one in the mail with in a week please let me know. No cheating!

    This is getting pathetic. This memory thing is the only thing that really gets to me. I have started to change my ways. I write things down all the time and try to put them where I will remember to check. I know some of you must have this problem. What do you do to help?

    Just not a good week either. Nebraska is trying to do what Wisconsin did to its teachers (although we are next to the lowest paid teachers already). All the non- required (federally required) paras will lose their jobs net year. We are a small district and the state took 2 million away from our school budget (that is just our small district). The state has also purposed that the teachers (not admin, just teachers) take a 15% pay cut across the board. So I lose my job and my husband takes a huge pay cut. Also I am half a year from getting my teaching degree, but there is a hold on hiring teachers. So much for education being important. Oh, here is a really stupid thing, the school board will get to tell the teachers how to teach their classes. We have two kids in college that we are paying on and one getting ready to go in a year. We already sold our big house and moved down. What do we do next? We must get our kids through college. We are sharing the payments. They are working, but need to have time to study and do all of their work.

    Oh, I mailed the plant in bottles. Believe what the bottle says (so to speak). The plants are in there between layers of moss. Be careful with the indica. The roots are thin and fragile.
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    I am just like a Super Hero, but without the power or motivation.................and the funky suit.

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    Sorry to hear about your troubles. Have you tried doing cognitive exercises? I imagine with your job on the rocks you don't have a lot of money to throw around, but I can't say enough good stuff about Brain Age for the Nintendo DS. There's lots of alternatives though. Whatever you do, try to get some variety. Also, physical fitness has a huge bearing on mental function, so make sure you don't neglect your body.
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    I got little tiny bug feet / I don't really know what bugs eat /
    Don't want no one steppin' on me / Now I'm sympathizin' with fleas /
    Livin' like a bug ain't easy / Livin' like a bug ain't easy... o//~

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    Brain age. I bet I can get it off ebay for near to nothing. Well I think I will finish getting my degree and then be a sub for all the districts in the area. Will not be as much as being a teacher, but more than I make now.
    I am just like a Super Hero, but without the power or motivation.................and the funky suit.

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    Copper, I have some different supplements that are supposed to help with memory and cognition. I never use them, but I can send them to you if you'd like. Otherwise they are just going to be sitting in my cabinet collecting dust.

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    Ah, I'm sorry all this is happening to you.

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    Everything happens for a reason. I am very glad for the life, family and friends that God gave me. I am just looking for advise from those with knowledge. I do admit that it is frustrating. I lose hours out of my life constantly now. The doctors say it is the fibro and I hope that it is. One of the procedures being done is to see how my brain is functioning. Still a 3.5 student in college so higher thought process is fine, it is more nerves to body working...One very weird thing I do now is slap my legs together as I sleep. Yup, I lift one leg high up (lying on my side) then rapidly and repeatedly slam it into the leg on the mattress. It is the loud impact that wakes me, not the pain...very odd. Doc thinks it's seizures and we shall find out.

    When I was a child I was one of six people in America that had two disorders at the same time. Both are somewhat popular, but not together. I have a disorder in which I have an allergic reaction to water. It is not so bad here in Nebraska, but I can not swim in ponds and such. I react to the pollutants in the water. I have gone into shock twice with it. Yes, rain can trigger it and sometimes tap water. I also react to being scratched or getting abrasions. The wound swells, itches and get hives around it. See, I have always been weird. I have a disorder to sunlight, creepy! I can not take temps much over body temp...makes me physically ill. But these are little things. I have been a competitive martial artist with trophies up the wazoo, a cop, a body builder and trainer, a paramedic and many other things, soon to be a teacher..of some sort. Life is good, a little frustrating, but good. My husband let me start in the plants again to get me up and moving again. I love plants and nature so it has done me quite well. I enjoy you all and am glad that I came back to the group,
    I am just like a Super Hero, but without the power or motivation.................and the funky suit.

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    My girlfriend has the same problem, but from a brain tumor. Mental exercises and puzzles help a lot. I'll see if she can give me a list of exercises she did after the surgery. I know art therapy helped.

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    im so sorry this has happened im sure the stress is not helping the situation with the memory loss

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