My Cellphone Helps Me to Fight Fibromyalgia Fog

My Cellphone Helps Me to Fight Fibromyalgia Fog
Christine Tender Points I became forgetful in my 40s. At that time I was too young to attribute it to old age. There were no diagnostic criteria for fibromyalgia yet, and I'd never heard of "fibro fog." So, I accepted it as a personal limitation, and I began to write things down. I knew if I didn’t, I’d forget it, whatever it was. I’ve been a list-maker ever since. Over the past few years, I’ve realized more and more that I needed the information on those lists even when I wasn’t at home. For a while, I carried them with me wherever I went. Until I forgot. And then I couldn’t remember whether I’d forgotten to bring the list or whether I’d even made such a list. That’s when I began to use my cellphone instead of pen and paper. These days, everything I know resides in my phone. Every commitment I have is entered carefully into my calendar. For medical appointments (I have many) I include the questions I intend to ask along with the address, the time, and who referred me. Almost everyone today has a phone and a contact list. Mine is a bit different, though, because of all the extra information it contains. In addition to the usual name, address, phone number, and email addresses for friends or acquaintances, I include everything I know about that person in the Notes section
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  1. Cindy H. says:

    I understand depending on your phone. I don’t know what on a cell phone is backed up either. What you might also do is to create reminders in your email account. I do this by creating “draft” emails and whatever they are about is what I put in the subject area. I put in no email address so I know it will stay in my draft files. This info can thus be accessed through either a computer or cell phone. I’m hoping other readers have better ideas than this. Hang in there kiddo. I love your articles:)

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