OT.......... BRAIN FOG test ........... do YOU have it?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by victoria, Aug 25, 2006.

  1. victoria

    victoria New Member

    During a consultation with the CFIDS/FM specialist,
    a patient asked what tests were performed and/or
    what symptoms defined whether or not a patient
    should be diagnosed as having chronic fatigue.

    "Well," said the doctor, 'One test is to see how well
    you can mentally function. What we do is, we fill up
    a bathtub, then we offer a teaspoon, a teacup and a
    bucket to the patient and ask him or her to empty the
    bathtub."

    "Oh, I understand," said the patient. "A normal person
    would of course use the bucket because it's bigger than
    the spoon or the teacup."

    "No," said the Director. "A healthy person would pull the
    plug. Now, do you want a bed near the window?"
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    LOL, I've had days like that, but just gotta laugh at myself!
    Victoria
    [This Message was Edited on 08/25/2006]
  2. hugs4evry1

    hugs4evry1 New Member

    I don't know where you get these but I'm so glad you do...

    I was thinking tea cup since the bucket would be too heavy for me. Duh..

    Hugs,

    Nancy B
  3. ckball

    ckball New Member

    Good one! Carla
  4. dmhosea

    dmhosea New Member

    Other than the fatigue it's the short-term memory loss that's killing me! The brain fog has lifted a little, but there's no telling what I'm going to say or do.

    Dea

  5. eeyoreblue02

    eeyoreblue02 Member

    I was sitting here thinking about how tiresome it would be to empty the tub even with a bucket!

    Linda