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    Any Chemo Brain Sufferers out there?

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      flamingogirl

      I definitely have it! I sometimes can't even get a simple word out. I just hope I can do ok once I go back to work. :)

      almost 4 years ago
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      sandikf

      I have had chemo brain for quite some time-finished chemo a year ago. Sometimes it is bad sometimes not. Course I was forgetful before so hard to say how much is chemo.

      almost 4 years ago
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      Tallgrass69

      Do u have to be Dx with Chemo brain?

      almost 4 years ago
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    How many people have experienced "Chemo Brain" and when did it start?

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      KimG

      Yes absolutely and a lot of times people aren't very understanding. The short term memory or like nancyjac answered trying to think of a word you need to use, the usual walking into a room and knowing you came there for something but what? Then you walk back out and it comes to you. Like I said before I am having a terrible time with jobs because I'm just not the same in my profession as precancer. kimg09

      over 4 years ago
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      The chemo brain thing just is not getting better, I just realized I'm in year 8 with this stuff. Will be losing my new job because there are too many things to remember, and too many different but similar cases to work with. Had a painful long talk with hubby this weekend, he agreed to let me stay home for a while and he would help me find some kind of a job or volunteer work to do. We did this same thing several years ago but he forgot he said it and would not geive me money, he supported me but no spending money! Really scared because if I can't communicate well and remember things what will happen to me? The oncologist, my family doctor and a neurolygist have all just blown me off as if I'm mentally ill! It is very embarassing when the people you work for have to continually tell you how to do something, in front of other coworkers and customers. I'm to the point I cannot stand up for myself because no words come to mind st say when someone is giving me a hard time, not even later on when away from the situation. Who wants to be like this? Nobody asks to have cancer!

      over 4 years ago
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      DaveWaz

      Kossmore,
      Your question inspired a blog article we wrote about chemo brain.

      Blame it On the Chemo Brain - Tips and Tricks for Coping
      http://www.whatnext.com/blog/posts/blame-it-on-the-chemo-brain-tips-and-tricks-for-coping

      For you and others who may be coping with chemo brain, perhaps you will find it helpful.

      David

      almost 4 years ago
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