Chemo brain - Brielle

Side Effects Associated with Ovarian and Fallopian Tube Cancer. Posted on January 2, 2013 View this journey (2 Experiences)

Side effect during my treatments have included hair loss ( get a good wig or be creative with scarves, hats, etc.); loss of appetite; intense stomach pains; fatigue; low blood levels ;stamina and skin issues. At one time, I was a very heavy coffee drinker and now can't stand the taste. Cream based soups also can't be tolerated. Medications have been helpful. I have also learned to stay in and away from crowds if my white counts are low, rest if needed and avoid negative people. Negative people zap me of my energy. Chemo brain has been a difficult adjustment. I have found that writing things down helps keep me focused. One of our daughters gave me a mug that says "the chemo mde me do it" and I can so relate to the saying. While my gyn onc is always available to answer questions or provide support, the oncology nurses have offered great suggestions on dealing with side effects. There are no dumb questions when dealing with cancer. The drug websites, American Cancer Society website, advocacy groups such as Ovar' coming Together, and sites such as this one also have provided helpful information in dealing with side effects. Listening to the advice of professionals makes the journey so much more tolerable.

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