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Question

Has anyone experienced "brain fog" after surgery?  I'm 15 months post surgery and all my kidney function numbers are normal but something hasn't seemed quite right for about a year now. I'm not sure if it could be related to having kidney cancer or not.

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  • Manufred
    Manufred Member Posts: 241
    Not Immediately

    I don't recollect having a fogggy brain right after my neph in 2012, but perhaps a bit more lately.  I had not connected it with my cancer or operation, but who knows.

    My fear would be small clots blocking bits of my brain's arteries.  Some do think Alzheimers is a cardiovascular disease.

    Regards, Fred

  • jroby55
    jroby55 Member Posts: 40
    Brain Fog

    I have noticed not thinking as sharp as in the past and also some dizziness and visual floaters as well.

  • donna_lee
    donna_lee Member Posts: 1,018
    Foggy Heights

    It can take as much as a year to restore the pre-surgery/pre anesthesia thinking capacity.  It's not the kidney, it's the surgery/anesthesia.

    It's a wonder I can still process anything-3 major cancer, 1 orthopaedic, and one day surgery on my hand in less than 2 years.

    For some it takes even more than a year.

    donna_lee

     

  • jroby55
    jroby55 Member Posts: 40
    donna_lee said:

    Foggy Heights

    It can take as much as a year to restore the pre-surgery/pre anesthesia thinking capacity.  It's not the kidney, it's the surgery/anesthesia.

    It's a wonder I can still process anything-3 major cancer, 1 orthopaedic, and one day surgery on my hand in less than 2 years.

    For some it takes even more than a year.

    donna_lee

     

    Hey Donna,

    Do you know where I can read more about the longer term effects like you're mentioning about anesthesia?

  • Withnail
    Withnail Member Posts: 7
    Not foggy but tired

    i don’t think I’m foggy (at least no more than usual) but I still get really tired quite fast. Operation was 3/4. I’m assuming this is normal After anesthesi...

  • Hoss79
    Hoss79 Member Posts: 78
    I was having some things
    I was having some things happen in the brain area (dizziness pains etc..). It was my vision that was causing it. Changed contacts and all seems better. I have heard numerous stories of peoples vision changing drastically after surgery.