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Perhaps to kick things off I can share a story that might resonate with some of you.
Last week I left the house to go into Kingston for a blood draw and then pit stop at my druggist in Napanee on my way back to the farm to pick up a prescription that was ready. The blood draw was, as usual, a quick in and out and off I went to Napanee. However, as I approached town I realized I couldn't remember why I was there. It took 10 minutes driving around until the sight of the drugstore triggered my memory. Brain fog...old age....just unfocused...all of the above? It's been three years since I was in chemo...what do you think? Resonate with any of you?
I can relate to your story...to be honest I experienced things like this even before my diagnosis. I wonder if the episodes that we attribute to chemo brain may actually be related to our busy lives. For me it's not so much that I forget something - I just fail to register it in the first place!
@Fearless - the forgetfulness sounds familiar! I walk into a room sometimes and can't remember why I did. I have to retrace my steps and then it might come back. But like @cbot mentioned, I think some of this was happening to me even before the chemo. Too much happening perhaps and sometimes too much to process.
I am currently NED, and taking lynparza. Been on this for almost 3months and so far so good. Few side effects, so I'm grateful for that.
On the other hand I feel in a bit of a holding pattern as covid keeps us all fairly restricted. I'm sure I'm not only one feeling confined and finding this new normal a challenge.