Parts of my brain no longer seem to function to anything like the degree they used to.
It’s a worrying trend.
In some areas it’s different only in so far as I wear out much more quickly. I can’t cope with a great deal of activity – physical or emotional – without quickly becoming a zombie.
But dealing with this is largely about accepting my limitations and trying to balance my energy levels; being aware of when they begin to drain and stopping before it goes too far.
However, the bit I’m becoming increasingly concerned about is the processing part slowing down too, not just the battery life. It’s not just that I don’t last as long, but unless I’ve had a coffee my brain just doesn’t function as quickly either.
If I were 30 or 40 years older, perhaps I’d accept it as part of an inevitable process.
But I’m not. I’m only 42.
And sometimes, it’s just a little bit scary.
Still, on the bright side I’m not needing incontinence pants.