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Unread 02-13-2004, 11:59 AM
Memory loss - is this normal?

Dear SirenSong,

It helps just to know it's not just me this happens to. I also remind people that the chemo makes me like this. There are some people that seem to not believe it, oh well that's their problem.

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Unread 02-13-2004, 12:38 PM
Memory loss - is this normal?

I too had a bad case of chemo brain during treatment. I worried that it would become permanent. It didn't! I am back to my 'normal' self. I hated the chemo brain as I was always afraid that I was forgetting something. When people were talking to me I'd forget the subject, right in the middle of the conversation. It was embarrassing! But now I'm fine,thank goodness. Bertha, this too shall pass.

Unread 02-13-2004, 12:44 PM
Memory loss - is this normal?

Dear Janie,

Many thanks for your encouragement & support. I am a UR nurse and sometimes when on the phone I just forget what I am talking about. Luckily my contact people are very supportive and very gently remind me of the subject. You know, I took my memory for granted I guess. Well no more taking anything for granted.

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Unread 02-13-2004, 01:19 PM
Oh my Gosh, me Too! And I also left

something on the stove! Thank goodness my husband came home and noticed it. I am glad to see that others are still having it. I didn't know when it "should' be gone and when I should start to worry! All you can do is laugh, really.
Unread 02-13-2004, 01:23 PM
Memory loss - is this normal?

Dear Georgene,

Laughter is the best medicine. When it comes to the kitchen I ALWAYS leave the oven on. It was on over night one night. I am so glad that the gas is included in my rent!! LOL. It is so good to know the fog will clear.

Unread 02-13-2004, 02:12 PM
Memory loss - is this normal?

Hi Bertha,

Do not despair...It is true and it will go away. However, I got through it by writing myself lots of notes all over the place. We all thought it was funny but it definatley did help.

Unread 02-13-2004, 02:46 PM

There have been studies to show this does happen. I have been blessed not to have it much but when working I would plan non-concentrating projects the first day until my brain got back to normal. This something they don't tell us, but it's very real!4
Unread 02-16-2004, 04:59 AM
Memory loss - is this normal?

Dear Ellen & Rosalie,

Thanks for the posts. It is so good to know this is only temporary. I was getting scared because my Dad has pretty bad dementia. I really need to relax I think.

Unread 02-16-2004, 10:04 AM
Memory loss - is this normal?

Memory is such a weird thing. I can remember my childhood phone number. I have are teen youth group data base unintentionally memorised. I never forget a birthday ,BUT. my son shut down my computer for me the other day. It was the first time it had been shut down in weeks. and nowI can't remember the password to log on. I am remebering several old passwords, but not the one I need. I am using my husbands compuer, feeling like an idiot!
Unread 02-16-2004, 10:07 AM
Memory loss - is this normal?

Dear Debbie,

I know what you are saying. I tried to log onto my computer at work 2 weeks ago & got all my passwords mixed up & had to have the one to log onto my computer reset. LOL.


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