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    Side Effects (Chemo brain): The chemo brain side affect interfered with my ability to concentrate. I could not do work or do any complex tasks. I still have "chemo brain" moments and wonder will this side affect will subside.

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      Nancebeth

      I am with you on that. Chemo brain is horrible and I am working every day and luckily my staff are super understanding and help me remember stuff.
      I have been writing a blog that might help you feel like you're not alone and someone else understands what you're going through
      nancebeth.blogspot.com

      over 4 years ago
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    Drug or Chemo Therapy: Chemotherapy was difficult because your body changes inside and out. The physical changes are challenging and they can cause anxiety and depression. In addition, your appetite and stomach seem to constantly be at battle. Also, eating was no longer pleasant, food did not have a taste, so I didn't want to eat. When I did eat, I got sick with terrible diarrea!

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    Oh No (Diagnosed): The day I was diagnosed with breast cancer I felt like a train hit me dead on. I was at teh peak of my career, living abroad, making an honest living and then it all stopped. On that day it was raining cats and dogs outside, and all I thought was ...isn't this ironic.
    My life has been a battle everysince.

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    Radiation: The initial shock of having to de-rob during the first few weeks of radiation was difficult. The radiation treatment itself was not painful, but the burning side effects afterwards were. Having to go to treatment everyday for 6 weeks was a challenge.

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      kcl

      Were you fatigued at all during treatments? I am in week one of six week treatment.

      over 4 years ago
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    Side Effects (Depression/Anxiety): The side affect of depression and anxiety are the hardest ones for me to battle. Every step is a journey and it is easy feel sad and anxious.

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