i often fail to remember things.
i bought a sienna contact lens, for instance, only to stir great commotion at home. bunso cant help but look at me intently and when he can no longer keep to himself the big question, he asked, “mama, why is your eyes like a cat’s eyes?” i grabbed a mirror and found that indeed i have an eyes like that of a cat.
yes, i bought a pair of contact lens and i didnt even bother look at the package. as the sales staff handed to me the item, i put it inside my bag and off i go. i learned the next day when i went back to the optical shop that i have ordered HENNA BROWN contact lens before and not the sienna one.
have you ever gotten names mixed up? i just did with my contact lens. and with my boys.
i also struggle to find the right words in what i want to communicate. good thing my boys have learned to read my hand signals and are great at interpretation. i need the boys to get the broom and dustpan, for instance, and i cant seem to remember their names. i would then gesture to the boys that i need the thing i use to sweep the floor. the boys would then say, “ah, broom. do you need the dustpan as well, mama?”
there were times as well when i was not able to remember what i did yesterday or years before. for example, some office mates were gossiping about somebody. they kept on referring to that somebody as “BF.” Clueless, i asked. “Why you kept calling him BF? What does BF stands for?” “BF” is “body fit,” they would say. I told them that its bad to call names. a friend told me that it was i who coined “BF.” and that i didnt even remember.
husband would often tell me as well that i kept narrating the same story again and it was the third or fourth time he has heard of it. and sometimes, he would just laugh while i animatedly “story tell” because i am again being so forgetful and repeat stories.
i havent consulted a doctor yet. i believe i only have occasional memory lapses — like forgetting where i last put my eyeglasses or watch – though i am not quite sure how much of these forgetfulness imply a greater risk of me developing a full-blown alzheimer’s.