Where Did My Thursday Go?

Did I just lose one whole day while I was sleeeping? I went to bed last night thinking it was Wednesday. Naturally, when I woke up, it should be Thursday, right? Someone said “It’s Friday” in Twitter. I thought she must be mistaken. I checked the date on my laptop. It said “Friday, 9 July, 2010”.

If there is a reason to this confusion, I would say this is one of my memory lapses. They are getting more frequent. Just yesterday, I was working on the notebook. I wanted to check on something on the Internet and opened a new window. Then I got distracted. When I got back to the window 30 seconds later, I had forgotten what I wanted to do with it, only to remember 5 minutes later.

One time, while I was giving a presentation to 60 people, my mind suddenly went blank. I could not remember what I had just said and what I was supposed to say next. It was scary. I looked at them and they looked at me. That was the longest 5 seconds of my life. I hope these episodes are not precursors to a neurological disorder or the onset of dementia.

Author: Peter Tan

Peter Gabriel Tan. Penangite residing in the Klang Valley. Blissfully married to Wuan. A LaSallian through and through. Slave to three cats. Wheelchair user since 1984. End-stage renal disease since 2017. Principal Facilitator at Peter Tan Training specialising in Disability Equality Training. Former columnist of Breaking Barriers with The Borneo Post. This blog chronicles my life, thoughts and opinions. Connect with me on Twitter and Facebook.