I Think That I Must Have Lost Some IQ Points!When I was a kid in both Junior-High and High School, I was tested, and my IQ scores were 165 and 185. I could figure out puzzles and riddles, decipher codes, analyze situations, size up people, and do a plethora of 'brainy' other stuff way back when.
Later, I gave birth to 5 children, and I swear that the majority of my blood went to the fetuses instead of my brain. I'd have momentary 'brain-dead' experiences when I was pregnant, and after the last baby was born, not only was I 'dazed and confused', but my sense of balance had gone to h3ll. Many years later, I took a couple of those online IQ tests, and couldn't score over 145-150 to save my life!
A couple of years ago, I contracted ARDS (Acute Respiratory Disease Syndrome... a rare form of pneumonia with a 40-50%
survival rate), and had so little hemoglobin in my blood that the hospital staff had to give me a complete, full change of blood, just to get my oxygenation level up to something acceptable.... This disease was a 'gift' from son my youngest son, who came home with a 'cold' after tramping all over South and Central America.
Anyway, I don't know if it's that lack of oxygen to my brain before and during my 'life support' stay at the hospital, or if they gave me someone's 'stupid blood', because now I can't think my way out of a wet paper bag! The 'retardation' is somewhat irritating at times, but I'm still happy and healthy, so I guess that I should take my current IQ, be grateful to be alive AT ALL, and just shut the frack up!