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It appears I'm trouble forming my words. I'm in the hospital being investigated a possible TIA. Good news CT scan clear. MRI in the morning. My cancer hospital but I'll just have to deal. Hope don't screw up my port. Keep you posted. Chemo-the gift the keeps on giving. No chemo for me tomorrow. 

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  • beccabtown
    beccabtown Member Posts: 234
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    So sorry to hear this

    So sorry to hear this. Good luck with the MRI. Be strong and try to take things one step at a time. 

  • NoTimeForCancer
    NoTimeForCancer Member Posts: 3,385 Member
    edited July 2016 #3
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    I remember the memory and

    I remember the memory and language issues I had with chemo.  I was looking right at my boss and the thought flew right out of my mind.  He knew how frustrated it would make me - I remember crazy, wicked stuff - and held out his hand to say, "Hi, my name is Brad".  It could be misconstrued as mean, but I had to laugh about it.  Chemo is powerful stuff for sure!

    Here is hoping your issues are nothing major - please let us know how you are doing.  

  • Soup52
    Soup52 Member Posts: 908 Member
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    Oh dear! I hope the MRI goes

    Oh dear! I hope the MRI goes well. Ahh chemo and memory:(. I realized yesterday that I had an episode. I was shopping at a tjmaxx yesterday and had just 2 items in my basket. I totally forgot that I had anything in there. Thank goodness I just pushed the cart back to the other carts and left! What if I'd just pushed the cart outside to my car! Someone would have been bailing me out of jail! Keep us posted; were praying for you!

  • MAbound
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    edited July 2016 #5
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    Thinking of you

    Good grief! As if you aren't  already dealing with enough!  At least the T in TIA stands for transient, so here's hoping this just alerted you and your doctors to something brewing so it can prevented from becoming permanent. Hang in there!

  • TeddyandBears_Mom
    TeddyandBears_Mom Member Posts: 1,814 Member
    edited July 2016 #6
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    Oh gosh Cheese! I hope all

    Oh gosh Cheese! I hope all goes well today. Feel better and please let us know the results.

    Love and Hugs,

    Cindi

  • giggs100
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    Prayers and thinking of you.

    Here is hoping all goes well for you.  My thoughts and prays are with you.

    Love,

    Jerri

     

  • janaes
    janaes Member Posts: 799 Member
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    I will be thinking and

    I will be thinking and praying for you today.  Hope you feel better soon.

  • Editgrl
    Editgrl Member Posts: 903 Member
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    Hoping this is just a

    Hoping this is just a temporary issue, Cheese.  Good luck with the MRI.  Thinking of you.

  • EZLiving66
    EZLiving66 Member Posts: 1,483 Member
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    (((Susan))) That is awful!!!

    (((Susan))) That is awful!!!  Let us know how the MRI turns out.  I don't think most people realize how powerful those chemo cocktails are and the damage they can cause.  My doctor thinks I had a hemorrhagic stroke.  All I know is that it has caused some big time brain, nerve and muscle problems.  I hope everything is ok!!!!

    Love,

    Eldri

  • CindylovesMike
    CindylovesMike Member Posts: 50
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    Susan

    Thoughts and prayers for you. I did have a lot of memory problems after chemo, couldn't think of words I wanted to say. I am a year and 2 months out from chemo and it seems to be getting better. Hoping this is a temporary thing that will clear up.

    hugs, Cindy 

  • CheeseQueen57
    CheeseQueen57 Member Posts: 933 Member
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    Frontal stroke

    it appears I had a frontal stroke effecting only speech. Apologize for mistakes. I'm confident speech fully back with speech therapy. Chemo next week but need to press oncologist if chemo contributed.  New box of junk to deal with.  Good grief. Remaining optimistic. 

  • NoTimeForCancer
    NoTimeForCancer Member Posts: 3,385 Member
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    I am sorry to hear this, I

    I am sorry to hear this, I had hoped it was nothing like this.  You are right, you can work on this and please - no apologies is necessary.

  • TeddyandBears_Mom
    TeddyandBears_Mom Member Posts: 1,814 Member
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    Cheese - so sorry to hear

    Cheese - so sorry to hear this! I hope you feel better soon and get back to your sassy self!

    Please let us know what your oncologist says.

    Love and Hugs,

    Cindi

  • beccabtown
    beccabtown Member Posts: 234
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    Very sorry to hear this

    Very sorry to hear this. I know it is one of the cancer-related risks that no one talks about much.

    It sounds like you and your doctors are on top of the situation. One step at a time! Best wishes.

  • Double Whammy
    Double Whammy Member Posts: 2,832 Member
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    Oh my!

    I hope this is resolved and you don't have to worry about this added to your plate!  I'll be thinking about you.  Please keep us posted.

    Suzanne

  • EZLiving66
    EZLiving66 Member Posts: 1,483 Member
    edited July 2016 #17
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  • CheeseQueen57
    CheeseQueen57 Member Posts: 933 Member
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    Thanks Eldri

    Thanks for this article.  I believe my hypertension and hyperlipidemia, although well controlled, and my history of migraine aura , pre diabetes put me at risk, despite my age (58). I was lucky just minor speech effects this time and might not be so lucky next time. Definitely discussing this with oncologist and neurologist.  I tried to discuss with my current neurologist (migraine auras) but he didn't do anything. Time to change neulogists.  Excuse mistakes. 

  • Soup52
    Soup52 Member Posts: 908 Member
    edited July 2016 #19
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    I'm so sorry Cheese.

    I'm so sorry Cheese.

  • janaes
    janaes Member Posts: 799 Member
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    Im so sorry Cheese.  I dont

    Im so sorry Cheese.  I dont know what it is like to have a stroke but i do know what it feel like to have more things to deal with while going through chemo.  Its not fun.  Thanks for your optimistic attitude. your a good example to me.

  • MAbound
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    Stop Apologizing!

    Sorry! I know that heading sounds harsh! But this is for others on this site, too.

    We're all dealing with a lot and come here for information and support and no one should feel like they need to apologize for negative feelings, spelling errors, or whatever treatment decisions they choose to make! No apologies needed. This ride is a roller coaster and we are all each others safety net. Feel free to share whatever with us and we'll be there with you as you are here for us.

    CheeseQueen, I'm in awe that you have been sharing this as it's been happening to you! Here's hoping that all of the typing is excercizing your brain where you were affected by the stroke and is therapeutic for your recovery. Spelling and grammar mistakes happen to all of us without the excuse of having had a stroke. Keep the updates coming! God Bless!