6. I’ve learned some pretty good life lessons
Number 1: How to chill out. Now I’ve got a great excuse to get a massage, have a lazy day, get an early night, have a lie in.
7. The denial is real
Quite simply, how can this be happening to my body? Surely I can’t not do things because my body’s too tired? How can I be spending whole days in bed when I’m only 30?
8. The brain fog can be downright frightening
It’s like trying to see without wearing a pair of glasses or trying to hear someone whisper in a nightclub – like thinking through a cloud. Brain fog is the inability to think clearly, to retain information, to form thoughts, where one’s mind feels like a complete and utter muddle.
For a while I genuinely thought I had early onset dementia. It’s frightening because words can drop out of your head, or in severe cases I once had it where I was particularly fatigued and for a moment I couldn’t remember the way home.
On a day-to-day basis, trying to think through brain fog and be good at your job is nearly impossible.