Article Talk: Chemo Brain Returns?

Started by Kathy B, August 08, 2018
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Kathy B

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August 08, 2018
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Yes it does return. No doubt. I
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smiling sun

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August 09, 2018
In my experience I feel that the chemo brain never completely went away. I was told that it depends on the type of chemo along with type of personality you have. It's been almost 5 years since I finished chemo and I I still have major brain block and problems with short term memory. It's always worse when I'm extremely tired. During the day I have to rest my body a couple of times to get through the day or else I speak jibberish and can't carry on a conversation with. But I am 56 so maybe it's old age. 😀
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Rock Doc

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Justin... First: I think you are way to young to use age as a solution.....! Second: In my dealings with cancer, chemo brain seems to last a long time. I guess it depends on the person. I think several years might not be that uncommon. It might even come and go periodically. I really have no idea how long it can last or to what extent. In my case, I can use your excuse of age. I am 73 and I have a problem going from room to room, sometime. My cancer treatment was 12 years ago. Unfortunately, it was just a few months after my retirement (yes, early). However, after 30 years as a university professor and chair of the department, I was ready. I do not want to alarm you ..... but. depending on the type of chemo you got.... Watch out for your heart. Some people have a problem a few years after treatment. I have also been told that other health issues may be triggered by chemo. Just keep up with all the check ups. Train yourself on ways to ... NOT WORRY and have a great life.
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