• Working and Driving while receiving Chemo/Radiation treatments? High-Grade Astrocytoma (also called Glioblastoma)

    Asked by MyMomsDaughter on Thursday, July 19, 2012

    Working and Driving while receiving Chemo/Radiation treatments?
    High-Grade Astrocytoma (also called Glioblastoma)

    We asked the doctors yesterday if mom should be back to driving and working now. She told me they called her today and said if she feels up to it and to start by driving in rural areas. When all her symptons started, her driving was one of the problems. She would turn without looking, get out the car without closing the door, etc. She was getting very confused at work. She would answer the phone and not hang it up after the call was over. Just sit there with the phone to her ear. She was making alot of mistakes and working alot of hours to try to make up for all of it. Has anyone else ever driven or worked while undergoing treatments for this particular type of cancer??? I'm just so confused.

    2 Answers from the Community

    • nancyjac's Avatar
      nancyjac

      Yes I worked and drove during chemo and radiation. While chemo can result in some minor short term memory issues, it sounds as though your mother's issues may not be directly related to chemo or radiation since, if I understand you correctly, her problems began before treatment. Might she also have early onset Alzheimer's?

      about 5 years ago
    • troache's Avatar
      troache

      Some issues such as short term memory loss, disorientation, weakness and in the case of my girlfriend who has the same condition "Speech Aphasia" may also be caused by the tumors which are a part of this condition. Where tumors occurred will determine what the affects are and the size of the tumors will determine the severity of the problems encountered. It is important to remember that the related problems can occur long before diagnosis and treatment.

      about 5 years ago

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