Kathy B

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Article Talk: Chemo Brain Returns?
August 08, 2018
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Yes it does return. No doubt. I

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Cancer Fatigue: Tired of Being Tired
September 24, 2015
I can identify with all the fatigue. My first cancer was 2001 and second in 2007. Two years ago my oncologist suggested gabapentin and cymbalta as well - the side effects gave me the creeps, so I never took them. One year ago a new primary care physician ran a complete set of blood tests (22 vials from chemo destroyed veins - can you relate). What was found with the blood work--- is VERY low Vitamin B and D rates plus the radiation from my second go-around caused part of my thyroid to be weakened and thus attacked by a virus. I am on a ton of supplements - mostly ...

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Chemo Brain: A Breast Cancer Survivor's Commentary
September 24, 2015
AMEN! As a two time survivor myself, I am also amazed by the residual impacts that the medical field acknowledge but chemo-brain -- nope we are just older. I love your reference that we can not be organ donors or blood donors, but to think our brains were impervious to the impact :-( As you say - I am happy to be alive, but I am not as sharp, numbers were locked in my brain and I could retrieve them at a moments notice. Now I forget things and have difficulty accessing my grey cells for details. I feel that I have been betrayed - but where are the studies? I'm still looking for those that address this issue. What helps me? ...

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