Four years ago, I didn’t have the energy to do the most basic tasks in life. At best, I did some very light housework for an hour in the evening, and then I would collapse in bed. I spent my days sitting and napping in a chair, watching TV all day, because I didn’t have the mental energy and attention span to even read a book. Our sink has two faucet handles – one for hot, one for cold. I couldn’t remember which was which. I had to turn on both faucets and wait for the hot water to come out to figure it out. I did this for nearly two years. This was alarming to me. People would tell me a story and I couldn’t recall the details. This made me feel insensitive and self-centered, so I would concentrate very hard to try to remember what they said, but I just couldn’t. Eventually, I gave up because it took up so much energy to try to pointlessly remember.