I was doing an exercise in Survivla Kit level 2. Medical German. Was wondering how I was going to keep all the gender words in my memory. Further down the line I realized that because adjectives change at times due to gender and case, one can work out the gender. All bits count and at times there is light at the end of the tunnel.
I get very excited when this happens and begin to realize that it is beginning to form a bigger picture, although I still struggle with word order, some things just sound so weird. Having said that I think everyone feels like this no matter what language one is learning.