cognitive loss / chemo brain

"Chemo Brain" Acknowledged as Legitimate Side Effect of Chemotherapy

PJ Hamel Health Guide May 01, 2007
  • Beth’s blog this week riffs on last Sunday’s New York Times article on chemo brain, titled “Chemotherapy Fog Is No Longer Ignored as Illusion.” Like Beth, I was happy to read that doctors and researchers are now taking very seriously this disheartening loss of brainpower th...

3 Comments
  • Sharon
    Mar. 14, 2012
    I am a year out of my chemo,I notest I could not spell anymore after my 3rd chemo and it went down hill from there,I wood forget so meny things it was crazy. If not for my families help I would of been lost, not a nice feeling. What I do now is make meny lists, leave myself notes and use my IPad to type or dictate what I want to say. My doctor put me on some...
    RHMLucky777
    Read More
    I am a year out of my chemo,I notest I could not spell anymore after my 3rd chemo and it went down hill from there,I wood forget so meny things it was crazy. If not for my families help I would of been lost, not a nice feeling. What I do now is make meny lists, leave myself notes and use my IPad to type or dictate what I want to say. My doctor put me on some pills it seem to help. Most of all my friends and family understand what's going on so they all help. I am glad that they are researching chemo brain so others don't have to deal with this. I am 6m clean of cancer so I can't really complain, I take life one day at a time so far so good.
    • PJ Hamel
      Health Guide
      Mar. 14, 2012

      Sharon, keep on keeping on, right? Glad you're able to deal with this with the help of family. The new iPad has voice recognition software built right in; maybe you can upgrade at some point. Between that, and autofill/spell check on most computers, spelling won't be the issue it once was, thankfully. Good luck - stay healthy! PJH

    • Sharon
      Mar. 14, 2012
      Thanks, that's what I plan on doing this summer is upgrading my iPad, and using any tools that can help me.
Helpful Tools and Devices How to Make Life with RA Easier