Me: (staring at my computer, curser blinking, concentrating)
Hank: What’s wrong, my mama?
Me: (deep breath) I am just super frustrated at my brain. I don’t know if it is my new medications or what, but my brain isn’t working like I’m used to.
Hank: What do you mean?
Me: My brain is foggy.
Me: It feels like my brain is filled with thick, gray fog and when I try to concentrate or try to remember things it is very challenging because I can’t see through the fog to find what I am looking for. (pressing my palms to my eyes)
Hank: (rubbing my back) I am sorry.
Me: (throwing my arm around Hank) Thank you, buddy.
Hank: What are you trying to remember? Can I help?
Me: I am having problems remembering our conversations from today. I wanted to get one written down before I go to bed, but they are all lost in my brain fog. (deep breath) It’s alright, Hank. You don’t have to worry.
Hank: I am not worried. I don’t want you to worry. You just need to relax. Relax and take a cold shower. A cold shower will break up the brain fog because the fog is because your brain is kinda hot. How foggy is your brain, very foggy or kinda foggy?
Me: Very foggy.
Hank: Then you need to take a 30 minute cold shower.
Me: 30 minutes?!?
Hank: Or as long as it takes until your feel un-foggy. That is just what you need and you can write down this conversation for the blog and I will draw you a picture. And from now on you need to write down our conversations in your sketchbook like you used to and everything will be fine.
Me: (deep breath) That sounds like a plan. Thank you, Hank.
Hank: No problem. Love you. I’ll go draw now. Do you need any other help?
Me: Nope. (typing up this conversation) You have helped me tremendously. Thanks for being on my team.
Hank: Team Hanford & Pereira!