Memory? What Memory?

My memory sucks. That’s it plain and simple. I am telling myself that it is because of all the different medications that I am on, but it’s no consolation. I have these moments where I totally blank out on things. I have absolutely no recollection.

The night before last, my wife and I went to our favorite Thai restaurant and after the meal, I paid with my credit card. I always double check that I put it back in my wallet, and my wife always asks me before we leave a restaurant if I took my card. That night was no exception, and I know that I put the card in my wallet.

Yesterday morning I went to the supermarket to get a few things and as I went to pay, my card was not in my wallet. I thought that I probably placed it in another section. I took everything out, and nothing. I called the restaurant to see if they had the card by chance. Nope. What happened between the restaurant and that moment at the supermarket, regarding my wallet I had no recollection of. It was a total blank. So I called the bank and cancelled the card.

It was baffling me all day what happened to the card because I was sure I did not use it to buy anything online that night. Last night when I got home, I went to put my phone in the “Vio Light” sanitizing unit I have to sanitize my phone every night, and guess what was in there? You guessed it. My credit card.


Apparently I put the card in there that night we came back from the restaurant to sanitize it because the waitress had a bit of the sniffles, and when she took my card away, she sneezed while processing it. Yes, I am a bit of a germaphobe (although my wife tells me I am still not careful enough).


It really frustrates me when I can’t remember stuff. It’s a total blank. Maybe one day What I can do is … is … is … wait, I forget what I was going to say.

(If you would like to know more about the Vio Light sanitizing unit, click here)


NB I am in no way affiliated with or compensated by the manufacturers of the Violight, nor am I endorsing their product in any way

5 Comments Add yours

  1. Mommabel says:

    I forget names of everyday objects, my sentences are garbled at times, I can describe the object, but I can’t spit it out. Word finding issues, they call it. They (the docs) relate it to the meds. I’m 30 with the memory capacity of a 90 year old. Makes life more interesting..


    1. Basil Rene says:

      Oh yes, it does make it more interesting. Especially when you get those “What was I coming in here for?” moments.


      1. Mommabel says:

        All. The. Time. I try writing things down, then I lose the paper I wrote it down on. I’m hopeless.


  2. vivianalvina says:

    I have the same problems with my memory and the medication I have to take makes it worse not to mention where I have had lack of oxygen at times so I truly know how you feel. Forget me remembering Birthdates anymore they are no longer there. Lost in my jumbled up memory. Me being OCD it drives me crazy but what can you do? Not a thing just go with the flow..Best of wishes.


    1. Basil Rene says:

      Vivian, I totally understand the OCD frustrating you. I am anal retentive and know exactly what you mean!


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