Punching Through the Brain Fog

Punching Through the Brain Fog

Gary and I had both been suffering a lack of focus. The last few months have not only been busy but very stressful for us. We headed into the summer months, not giving much thought to anything but the immediate future. However, health-wise, things were fairly steady, so we felt we could begin to focus on the details of our daily life.

Brain Fog and Stress

brain fog and stress

A three-week bout with pneumonia and bronchitis proved just how tough dealing with illness could be with a weak immune system. Then, Gary’s sister faced the reoccurrence of her cancer. Her battle was short and as about as unfair as life could make it. We are still mourning her passing.

Next, our health insurance notified us they discontinued all PPO networks for individually purchased policies in Texas. We would be forced into an HMO network. Gary was under the care of seven specialists and one PCP physician. Would we have to find all new doctors?  Changing to a new hematologist would mean beginning the application process for deferiprone again and fighting with an HMO through the appeal process.

Here Comes The Sun

As of late, there has been a little encouraging news to help balance all the stress. These positives have helped us deal with some of the strain. As the year ends, Gary has begun a whirlwind tour of doctor appointments before the year ends. His latest MRI series is promising. The fog is lifting as our stress levels fade, so I’ll have a brand list of new topics waiting. News to share. The good along with a little of the bad.

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Rori Daniel

Living With Superficial Siderosis began as a way to keep family and acquaintances updated after my husband Gary was diagnosed with Superficial siderosis in 2014. In 2019, became a partner in the Superficial Siderosis Research Alliance. Together our alliance has expanded into research, advocacy, and patient education. Rori Daniel, Editor,


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