This goes along with the "what ifs" thread. I always wanted to be a writer and took some courses. I was doing fairly well, writing stories for a local Christian magazine and had even begun writing a book. Then I began having problems remembering how to spell correctly. Oh, I know, there is always spellcheck to fall back on, but that was not my biggest problem. My biggest problem was when my brain turned to mush and I could no longer follow my own storylines. It was impossible for me to get back to writing the book because I would go back to where I had left off, read it over again and it was if someone else had written the whole thing! And it was not due to meds, there are none. My brain has just left me and I would sorely miss it...if I had the mind to do so! I only write Christian, inspirational stories and so I am hoping that with a lot of prayers, I will get back to where I once was and be able to get back to my writing. Otherwise, I am feeling quite useless as this was the one thing that made me feel good about myself. Oh yes, in case it has not been noticed, my grammar has suffered terribly too! I know, I am but one more person who has suffered a loss due to this DD and I am not special because of it. But writing inspirational stories at least made me feel as if I may be giving others some hope. Now that is gone. I have even had to stop posting on a few other forums because I have been bashed due to my lack of proper grammar and spelling errors. I tried explaining my situation, but the posters there were not in the least bit sympathetic. If anything, they were rather cruel, telling me not to make excuses for my poor use of the English language. That was my real wake up call and felt like a real slap in the face. Okay, pity party over. I will just keep praying that someday my mind will clear and I will be able to write in a somewhat coherent manner once again.