No. I was sleeping pretty good for about an hour earlier and then my husband made some kind of noise and woke me up. Needless to easy, I was wide awake and now after about 3 hours of sleep I asm awake again to go heflp my sin with his garden
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Lynne-I-Am wrote on jackieg's wall
Hey lady, saw your response to Barbara about your question. What are you doing up in the wee hours of the morning? Guess I am not the only night owl on this site.
chemo brain vs. chemo fog
@BarbarainBham. Yes, I was being literal but the phrase is often 10, lol, not 100. The concept goes back to ancient Rome but William Blackstone also followed it as did the Supreme Court in 1859.
Although I have had history classes, I should admit that I do a lot of reading and research on my own just for the joy of learning something.
This below is what I remembered. You ought to, if you would, read the Federalist Papers and other writings of the gentlemen who created this country. It might widely open your eyes and could even change your mind. Those fellas wrote passionately and well.
@jackieg. It was the lies that had me to agree to going to that awful grey death zone. It was being there that depressed me.
I have become a little more skilled at protecting myself but they get you every time. The first time I asked detailed questions but relied on the answers of only one person who turned out to be a bubbameister. I stopped with him in the middle of treatment as I considered whether or not to continue. He tried to defend his lies to me. Ugh.
To rid myself of a blood disease (a result of a botched chemotherapy infusion) I took experimental drugs. I followed the results of the drug testing and finally agreed to an off label use of a combination of them because, with that protocol, no one had died.
The drug company hid that the drugs were sulphamoids to which I am very allergic. About 1/4 of the population is allergic but, alas, my allergy is extreme. I could have prepared myself better. I could have defended against the inflammation the allergy produced. I found out, by accident, about six months after my 'cure' while I was still a bit crazed and foggy and (seemingly unreasonably) angry.
I immediately took steps to abate the allergy. That was a year and a half ago and I am still taking steps. When I first told the renouned specialist doctor, he doubted me. It took him over 6 minutes to confirm my words on the company website for prescribing doctors.
I could go on but I get boring. Something is always being hidden from us lab rats.
Jackieg, it sounds like maybe your BP went low or something from anxiety, which is more resolved now. I fainted one time at the dentist when they gave me a shot. They put an oxygen mask on me and everything. Later when I warned the dental school about it, they gave me a small dose with a doctor in the room. My heart started racing, etc., but they focused on keeping me calm, and gradually I've now almost gotten over it.
I'm not afraid of going to the dentist, but I am nervous about the shots.
jackieg wrote on Broken_Angel's wall
Hi Broken Angel. I hope you have had a chance to read all the answers to your questions. It can be very scary when you are first starting out. I found that after seeing how good the nurses were that first treatment, when I went back for my second one I felt like a pro. I don't know if you have started your treatment yet but make sure you take some things that make you comfortable. You may be able to read or do puzzles, but a lot of people sleep. Make sure you tell your doctor how you are feeling as he may be able to give you something for anxiety or even have to talk to someone. That often helps. I wish you good luck with your treatments and please keep us updated as to how your are doing. Hugs and prayers.
jackieg wrote on TSC51's wall
Hi TSC51. Welcome to the group. Sorry to hear you are going through this battle. You will find a lot of good information on this site. Everyone has lots of good questions and answers, if you have any just ask. Good luck with your treatment and hope all goes well. Prayers