I'm sorry that your still having the memory problem. I had chemo and radiation two and a half yrs. ago for breast cancer. My memory hasn't gotten back to normal yet. Sometimes I can't remember my daughter's name and I can't spell anything!
I don't know if it will ever go back to normal, & now I have a brain tumor. So I'm thinking, will I ever get my memory back or is it going to get worse? It's such a mess getting cancer!
They gave me radiation on my missing breast, and the rad did damage to my throat. Now I choke all the time, even with water and my mouth stays dry all night. Nobody told me that would happen. ( what good would it have done anyway, I had to get it.)My good news is, I'm going to see a plastic surgeon Mon.,about breast implants. I am so excited and I've been able to remember this appt. for 2wks. now!
I'm so sorry for yours and my memory loss, and I don't know what to tell you. People think that I'm being rude and not listening to them, because I don't remember what they said 2min. ago. I hate always having to ask them again, but I can't remember. Now I just say,"I'm sorry that I can't remember, but I had chemo and when cancer patients say they have chemo brain, it's a real thing." I can't carry on a normal conversation either, I have to keep asking "what is the word I'm looking for?"
The really good news for us is, we are both still alive!
I use to have an excellent memory, now since my chemo and radiation, I can't remember what I did 3 days ago. The chemo changes your memory. They haven't studied this brain problem very much in the past, but are starting to now. I remember things from years ago, better then a week ago. They say that it usually goes away after a few month's, to a year. It's been 2years for me, and I still have trouble remembering. Good luck with your Mom.View Thread
I think you should go to the ER, now! You don't need ins. to go there, and you might be becoming anemic. It sounds very serious to me, if I were you, I'd go now. It's better to be safe, then sorry. Since you don't have ins., this is the best thing you can do, because while your there, they can check for cancer and anything else, so go. Good luck and God bless.
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