Chemo brain is basically a blow to the brain's ability to process and memorize, as a result of chemotherapy. Some say it's not a real thing, others say it is. More studies are showing that it is real. Some say it is only temporary and the brain's functions will return after a cancer patient has been off chemo for a while. I heard it described as having a hangover without the headache. But what about us myeloma patients? Long term, maintenance chemo is pretty standard. So do our brains every bounce back?
I thought I was doing pretty well. At work I've been able to focus and process information and remember stuff. But of late, and today in particular, I'm feeling like my brain function is slowing down. In a morning meeting, I really wasn't able to think quickly and respond to new information. I am finding if I don't write stuff down immediately, it might be gone forever. I ask people to remind me of things now.
In my non work life, I am finding the memory is taking a real hit. I've always thought I had a pretty good memory and a pretty good head for numbers. But I forget a lot of shit nowadays. Focusing is getting tough.
Argh, what other surprises await me?
Football Pick Em
TACKLE MYELOMA NFL FOOTBALL PICK EM CHALLENGE
Each week of the regular season you pick the winning team and apply confidence points which are based on how confident you are with each of your picks. For each correct pick, you get those confidence points. There are no point spreads, it’s just outright winner. The most points each week is the weekly winner. The top ten in total points at the end of the regular season will win. The amount paid out will be determined once the season begins and everyone has signed up.
It’s a $50 buy in for the season with money split 50/50 between the winners pool & the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation,
Multiple myeloma is an incurable, but treatable blood cancer. This is our chance to give back to an organization that has been very important to me and tens of thousands of others. This is also our chance to add excitement to the football season. WIN WIN!
You can pay via PayPal at firstname.lastname@example.org or cash or check to Matt Goldman. I am using Yahoo for this Pick Em League. The League Name is Tackle Myeloma, but use the Group ID# (2701) and the Password (bloodcancer).