Illustration by Cynthia Ratcliffe
Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2000
Subject: favorite fibro story
Here's my favorite fibrofog story. I have a cordless phone, and kids who are always taking it off of the cradle and not replacing it. So one day I went to use the phone and it was not there. I pressed the search button on the phone and heard beeping, very near. I was perplexed and couldn't make out from which direction the sound was coming. A very familiar feeling of losing my mind came over me. After a couple of minutes of confusion and deep concentration, I found the phone...you guessed it...in my hand. Thanks for the laughs. How would we survive without them?
Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2000
Subject: Fibro fog
Hey...am embarrassed...but I see I am not the only one. On one bad foggy day....I could not remember my name. This upset me until I thought I have a driver's license...that is scary enough.....I checked and found out who I was.
I, too, use the wrong names for things...and seems like everything is a thingey.....now my family has taken this word on!
Also one day when all this started, when-ever that was, I was at grocery and went to write a check. grabbed check book out of purse and grabbed my pen...but it was not a pen but a tampon...got weird looks from bag boy and I said...well..you didn't know these serve two purposes, did you. I replaced the embarrassing object in purse and got pen and left the store with a straight face until I got to the van!!
I am so glad I am not alone!
Teena in NC, I think
Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2000
Subject: FibroFog Story
I just stumbled across this page and am laughing hysterically!
One of my many stories is: I was church secretary before I was finally diagnosed with FMS. The outside door of the sanctuary in our church on weekdays is locked and the only way in or out is through the gym, and that door can only be locked from the gym side. I went to the sanctuary from the office to place some flyers on the table. when I went in, I noticed our Pastor's wife and another lady praying. I was blessed to see them serenely in prayer and tip-toed out, LOCKING THE DOOR BEHIND ME. I went into my office and was going about my work, and about an hour had passed when Pastor flew into the office saying "You locked my wife and her friend in the santuary!" (Forgot to mention also, that the heat was turned way down). Pastor had had to go downstairs for something and faintly heard yelling "Let us out!!" and pounding on the door! To make matters worse, the cold had caused the one lady to have to go to the bathroom--she found an old can somewhere and.....OH WELL, what can I say?? I was a wee bit embarrased!! Thank God the folk in our church are very forgiving, and we still laugh over it.
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2000
Subject: Fibro Follies
I love the stories. I've contributed before and just remembered another one. Oops. I've forgotten it again.
Oh, now I remember.
When I was desperately trying to get a diagnosis, my neurologist suggested I go to the Mayo Clinic for a thorough examination and diagnosis.
Since my husband and I had two small children and a cattle ranch to look after, not to mention a teenage son who definately could not be trusted to spend a week alone at our home, we were discussing our options.
Not being able to come up with a suitable solution for our teenage son, I finally looked at my husband and in total seriousness said, "Well, there's just no other way, when it comes time to go to Mayo, one of us will just have to stay home."
My hubby smiled and said, "Since you're the one being examined, I guess you'll have to go, huh?"
~I can see clearly now, the brain is gone.~
Date: Wed, 5 Apr 2000
Subject: One for the foggy folies
How about the time I needed a shower after doing some work outside. I went in to the shower stall turned on the water and waited for it to get hot so I could adjust it. It didn't ever get hot and I needed a shower real bad so I took a cold shower and never realized that there was another turn knob for the hot water until I was all finished with the shower. I couldn't beleive this was happening and it frightened me a lot. I often times can't remember where I going or how to go somewhere I have been a thousand times.
Date: Wed, 5 Apr 2000
Subject: Fibro Fog
It's so great to know other people are just as idiotic as me. I've done all the cute kitchen tricks like milk in the cupboard as well as ice cream once. That was a lovely thing to wake up to in the morning. And I've tried to bake things in the fridge. My most recent "fog trick" was when I was putting antibiotic cream on my finger only to discover I had used Preparation H! I've done lots of other crazy things but can't remember what they are now - guess ignorance is bliss.
From: "L Nelson"
Date: Mon, 17 Apr 2000
Subject: Fibro Fog
What a hoot this page is!! I don't get lost driving as ofter as I used to, but I can relate. I just tend to be in the middle of telling a good story and then just stop - lose my train of thought right in the middle.
One time I put a roast in the oven. When my husband came home, he brought fast food. Never did get the roast out and we had a tiny black rock left over the next morning. Pretty lucky the house didn't burn down.
Anyone ever put shampoo or conditioner in their hair and forget to rinse? Makes blow-drying a challenge. And, this actually happened this morning, I put the shampoo in before wetting my hair.
Just gotta laugh or you're gonna
Date: Sat, 27 May 2000
I have to say this is the funniest site I have ever seen. I laughed until tears were rolling down my face. Thanks to all for letting me know I am not alone.
Just last week I had an appointment for a manicure. I decided that I didn't want to get dressed (imagine that) so I called to cancel. She said thank you for calling but your appointment was for yesterday. I've gone to the doctor at the wrong time. Thank God they understand Fibrofog. I walk around in the morning looking for my purse, keys whatever and they're always in my hand.
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