I appreciate your post! I was diagnosed July 2018, after (much) facial tingling. Turns out i had years of balance issues (thought I was getting older...) and hearing issues (thought it was wax).
10.5 hour surgery on 8/14/2018, etc (another story) BUT....
A few weeks after the surgery, I had such a jolt recognizing how it had impacted my job. BEFORE - I worked 10+ hour days, usually on phone calls, ran a global org providing support for 70K plus employees, traveled internationally 40% of the time.. AND I was taking credit for things I did not do, forgot details, BUT i was the person that noticed more than most.I I was ready for bed at 8, felt hungover most of the time, etc.
Now I am back at work (another entire post), but if i could talk to my July 2018 old self I would say...
-You notice the gaps more than anyone else. So give yourself a break.
-Find the things in your life that are awesome, and spend more time on them.
-LISTS LISTS LISTS> I still write lists ALL the time. I have notes in notebooks, envelopes etc. Write it down and let go of the detail.
-Forgive yourself for the Wonky Brain items.
-Take care of yourself. Walk as much as you can, even 5 min before/after work makes a big difference for your brain.
-Breathe. Try the app CALM.
-Work will always be there. Always.
Virtual hug - its still tough, and its not just you, The brain is a wonderful thing.