Monday, 4 April 2016

Cognition #AtoZofMS #poetry #AtoZChallenge

Is the action or process
of acquiring knowledge
and understanding
through thought,
experience and the senses.

Cognitive function
The ability to think
To remember facts
To concentrate
Are often attacked
By our MS
This one causes me
Much distress

I've always had
A great memory
Loads of stuff
Available to me
Whenever I need it
But now I find
Much of what I know
I've left behind

But not every day
And not when I write
Most of the issues
Come on at night
As I get tired
It all gets worse
So I do more in the morning
To avoid the curse

About half of all people 
with multiple sclerosis
 have some degree of problem 
at some time with aspects of thinking:
 memory, attention span or concentration. 
These are often made worse by pain relief medications.

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A to Z of Blessings at LLM Calling

Find other blogs posting their A to Z this April 2016 


Shilpa Garg said...

That explains Cognition in Multiple Sclerosis so lucidly. You truly a MS warrior for you have found a way around to work despite the challenges. Kudos to you!
Shilpa Garg : Co-Host AJ's wHooligan for the A to Z Challenge 2016

Ellen @ The Cynical Sailor said...

I can only imagine how frustrating it must be to have your cognition impaired. Very interesting to learn that pain medication impacts this.

Cheers - Ellen |

Stephanie Faris said...

I have friends with's a tough one. Many of us don't realize what people with MS go through, so this is an important blog series.

Roland Clarke said...

Finding I have to fight my MS memory loss with pen and paper = my writing. You capture what it means so well. Thank you.

Emma Major said...

Thanks, I just keep doing what most of us with chronic illness do, keep finding ways to keep on keeping on.

Emma Major said...

Yes pain medication is a blessing and a curse and so most of us are constantly juggling symptoms and side effects. I guess at least it keeps us thinking ;)

Emma Major said...

I'm glad it's helping, thanks for reading

Emma Major said...

Thanks Roland, we have to find a way don't we!