The mouth is also part of the body, and yet, it is only in the past few years that oncologists have begun recommending patients see a dentist before they begin treatment to be sure the teeth and gums are in good shape.
Wistfully, I recall the days I could work all day, come home and do things around the house and then go out for dinner! Those days are long gone. I am off the chemo this week, but next week I will feel even more fatigue when I go back on.
Although it may be more difficult to weigh the pros and cons of therapy in light of potential chemo brain than when considering other possible side effects, it still should be a part of the equation. This is especially true because numerous strategies may help ease chemo brain once (or if) it arises.
Learning to live life with lymphedema is challenging. The life changes it presents can cause many negative emotions. but you don't have to loathe life just because you have a chronic medical condition.