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Brain Fog Is A Curse!

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(So I got glutened last week when I went to Shane's Rib Shack and ordered pulled pork, slaw, and beans off their gluten-free menu, told the cashier "NO toast, I can't have gluten". Well, she rolled her eyes (should have been a sign) and hit the "GLUTEN FREE" button on the register. I get done eating, go home, and within the hour am passed out (at 4pm). I wake up at about 8pm with severe abdominal pain, still extremely tired, and for the first time ever DH. The next day, brain fog attacks while I'm at work...and still hasn't fully ended, and the rash is still there. But whatever, I've dealt with worse for years.)

Here comes the twist that will be the death of me...I had come accross a blog about being a long term missionary one night, read it, and realized it was the daughter of someone I know. Well, last thing I expected, I see this young lady at church a few weeks ago. I was building up the courage to talk to her (yeah, I will admit, her blog was rather revealing about her personality, and she has such a heart for God-a huge plus in my books). Well, the other night, I'm standing there blocking the door checking my phone, and she comes walking up behind me. It caught me off guard, but I turn around and introduce myself........and then start stumbling trying to find the words I'm looking for cuz of the brain fog (yes it was the brain fog and not nervousness). I'm pretty sure I made a complete fool of myself. :-/ I just really can't win for losing lately. As if the whole concept of bringing new ppl into my life isn't bad enough with being new to celiac, now someone that I really would like to get to know and see where things go probably thinks I'm an idiot, or stuck in middle school getting nervous around women. Grrrr...could getting glutened have happened at a worse time??

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She may not have even noticed, and if she did, probably wrote it off as "oh, he probably didn't get enough sleep the night before, or something like that." Next time you see her, you'll be starting all over again. If you want you can say that you were tired, not yourself, or whatever reason sounds good. You get good at explaining away brain fog when you have it for awhile... you weren't feeling well, or out of it that day, or don't know what's come over me today, not yourself. If you want to be really brave, turn it into a compliment, you know something like that you always get tongue-tied when meeting an attractive woman. A lot of women would be flattered to have had that effect on a man, and think it was cute.

 

Or just start over fresh. She may not even remember. No permanent damage. Just be yourself next time. If she's nice, she wouldn't hold it against you. Try again when you see her next time.

 

Good luck :)

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i don't know about anybody else, but my husband was *super-cute* when he was all nervous trying to get with me  :)  he made up all sorts of excuses to show up where he knew i would be (i could see right through it, btw lolz) he called me to ask about Really Stupid Things (my dad hired him, i was his boss) i was used to the smooth talking type and had no use for them.  he was nervous because he wasn't just trying to get me into bed.  if this girl is all that, she might appreciate your dorkiness <no insult intended)  :)  good luck!

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I plan on asking her to go get some coffee or something next time I see her, so hopefully she will see my "dorkiness" (as notme called it) as a good thing. And hopefully the whole "I can't eat a bunch of stuff cuz it has gluten" situation won't be a deal breaker

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