Sometimes my brain does not work very well

It can be difficult to think. The will is there but the mind is heavy, distant.


'Brain fog' is a symptom commonly experienced by people with a chronic illness, and it can mean many things: difficulty thinking clearly, poor concentration, cognitive  fatigue, the sense of fighting through a haze. It is a disturbing and dissociative experience. Since my diagnosis with multiple sclerosis (MS), it is an experience I have too often – and what to do with this? 


This blog was originally conceived of as personal project to help me find my way on the bad days – a challenge: when it feels like I can do nothing, do something. 


But this site is also an experiment: an exploration of the self and the mind, of neuroscience and research and illness, of change and loss and healing, and of the connections and connections that weave it all together. 



Hello :)

How are you?

How am I?

I am O.K.

Not great. 


I am not sure how I am.

I'm sorry.

This is a hard question for me. 

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