I had 6 different treatments that did not work and then the 7th one did. One of the treatments was high doses of Prednisolone. My consultant said i would suffer memory loss as a result, which I did. My last steroid was taken in March 2013. Let me give you some examples:- I am a keen knitter (my most ambitious project was a cardigan that used over 84 different colours) and I forgot how to knit - still cant follow a knitting pattern to this day: I went out for lunch with a friend and could not work out how to use my credit card to pay for the lunch: I forgot how to use a pencil to write anything: I would speak to someone on the phone and before the call was ended I had forgotten who I was speaking to. Each of these in turn is very frightening.
I still have problems with memory. I can use a credit card, i can knit plain stitches and i can write, but i am still severely hampered. At work i am involved with projects that can last 9 - 12 months and i forget who the clients are and what their names are.
I find it very frustrating and upsetting. Does anyone else suffer from this? I am fine in front of people in a meeting but i will forget their name in a day, forget what was said in a couple of days, forget i had the meeting in a week. I double book appointments forgetting I had one in my diary already, I will read a book and forget i have already read it, it is very upsetting and makes my job incredibly hard.
Am i on my own with this?