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one4islands
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I worked my full time job today and felt the day was going rather well.

About 10 mins. before closing I went to get my locker key out of my pants pocket.

Oops-it was not there.

My coworker and I checked my coat and my tote bag-no key.

I was supposed to meet someone after work to sell some drapes and I really needed the $50 asking price to help pay for some Lyme meds.

We tried to saw the lock off-the saw blade was coming apart-damn Master Lock.

We tried gardening snips, a hammer and other various tools.

We got a flashlight and a coat hanger with a magnet taped on it and pryed open the locker a hair hoping to reach in the purse and pull out the key with the magnet.

While all of this was going on I had called my husband at 5pm and told him I needed him to buy some sort of tool to cut off the lock and come to my rescue.

I just knew I was going to retrieve that key with the hanger/magnet. How cool would that be.

My husband arrives 30 mins. later with tool in hand.

It took him several tries and a ton of muscle to cut the lock.

Just as the lock was split open I ran my hands down the fleece vest I was wearing.

Bingo-I felt the key in my pocket. I never put my key in my vest pocket-not ever. Not in three whole years.

We laughed and then hugged.

I told my husband, it may seem funny, but really it isn't.

It's quite frightening that someone who used to be so organized and able to think quickly in any situation cannot any longer.

I told him I feel as if my brain fog is far worse than the chemo brain he experienced two years ago.

I had been a blonde for 16 years and just recently dyed my hair brunette.

I told my husband I really did much better as a blonde. As a brunette I am making the ditzy mistakes.

I took my car to be inspected in January thinking the sticker read 01 for January, it actually read 10 for October. I had taken the car to be inspected 3 month prior.

All I can do is laugh and hope one day it gets better.

I can handle the aches and pains far better than the brain/memory issues.

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lpkayak
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there are a few threads on here about this stuff. i paid hundreds once for a car repair that was covered by the warrenty and just a few months ago i went and had my mamm thinking it was overdue...but i had had one 6 months before not 18 months before like i thought. now i have to pay for it. i'm mad because my last doc always checked with ins first...now i have new doc and he didn't

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skies
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Ugh.. I totally understand.. It's really upsetting and scary at the same time. [shake]

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4Seasons
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It is great that you are able to maintain your sense of humor. It will get through the hardest times.

I used to be so together with everything. At first the brain fog scared and upset me, but I've learned to laugh at myself.

I think it's great that you and your husband laughed and hugged! It will get better later, laugh and hug for now. [Razz]

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lpkayak
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once i put my car keys under the wheel well -just set them there-so i wouldn't lose them while i walked the dog. well-of course i forgot. then when my keys wern't where they were supposed to be i figured oh well.. i lost them like i lose everything...i'll find them eventually. and i got the second set of keys and i drove 10 miles-stop and go traffic thru the city and back...and guess what...the stupid keys were still there when i remembered where i had left them. i KNOW i have angels taking care of me.

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