Dec 15, 2012 - 12:02 pm
How long does it last? And is is usual for it to get worse the farther from treatment? I'm sure everyone is different but some generalities?
Hubby has not had chemo (cisplatin ) since June 19 and been off pain meds (diladid and fentyl patch) since early October. Sort term memory's getting worse. He can't remember anything. Even forgot that the windshield was shattered on his trip home the other night. Said he knew it when it happened because it threw glass fragments in on him while he was driving. But when he got home 15 minutes later, he didn't remember to tell me. When he went to get in the truck the next morning, I saw the hole in his windshield and had to work hard at remembering what happened. That's the extreme example. Other little things like thought that have a major impact -- like losing track of time to the point of not feeding himself (still peg tube dependent for about 80 percent of nutrition)
Thanks in advance for any thoughts or suggestions.