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TexasCharlie's picture
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I got the worst case of memory loss today. I was trying to help out with Breakfast with Santa at the park this A.M. with First Baptist of Cumby, TX. I was registering kids for their free photos and I was having the hardest time copying the info down because I couldn't focus or even remember what they told me. It was scary to me. Then my eyes started acting up. I finally had to go lay down for a while. Honestly, I am so ready for this to be over. Every round of T/C seems there's something new hitting me. When I was in my 20's I might of even thought it kind of neat, but now it is so annoying. I had my 4th treatment on Thursday with 6 more to go, timewise though I'm halfway through, they doubled up on me giving herceptin twice to every T/C.
O.K. I am through venting, sorry I had to do that. On another note I am still grateful to be able to have a hope of remission. I consider myself fortunate to live in a time where there are so many options and am truly grateful that I have faith to help me through all this.

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It's ok to vent, we all do and this is the place to do it. I just finished my chemo. after 8 rounds. I have memory probs. with time and appts.. What I find more annoying is my speech. My words come out backwards or smearmed together and I sound like a real doofus. Can't wait for that to return to normal. BTW, I stood outside for 1 1/2 hours in 30 degree weather Thurs. night with my 9yo. to see Santa at his cottage. He asked Santa for Mommy's cancer to go away. Sooo luv him. As a matter of fact, had my MRI next day and the tumor can no longer be seen. Thanks, Santa.


carkris's picture
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It is really frustrating for sure, but I want to reassure it eventually gets better. i was in such a fog and still notice changes but they are doable. so hang in there. (and I was really bad too) Ihad to edit this to congrat mom, great mri!

camul's picture
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My worse thing is names, that peoples names and everything else. I can see in my mind what I want to say, but can't come up with the words. It is really frustrating. I find for me it is worse if I am tired. It is annoying also to whomever I am talking to, especially when I finally describe what I am trying to say. Today it was Old Navy, finally I just said, you know the store next to Barnes and Noble.

Charlie, it will get better, but it usually takes a little bit of time after you finish chemo b4 it goes away completely. Now I just laugh, it has been going on so long.

Wish you the best,

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