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laughter is the best medicine - chemo brain experiences

25 Aug 2017 18:47

Chemo Brain. What brain.  This morning tried to make mug of tea and put on washing. Ended up pouring fabric conditioner into mug of tea and almost poured milk into conditioner compartment in washing machine.

Any one else doing daft things like this

Re: laughter is the best medicine - chemo brain experiences

27 Aug 2017 22:13 in response to Ruth1234

Oh no, I hope the milk didn't do any damage to your washing machine! On the plus side at least you knew it was a clean cup of tea Wink 

I think quite a few members have experienced chemo brain so will know what you're experiencing at the moment and I'm sure some of them will be along soon to share their stories and anecdotes with you.

Kind regards, 

Steph, Cancer Chat Moderator

Re: laughter is the best medicine - chemo brain experiences

16 Nov 2017 21:44 in response to Ruth1234

Hi Ruth when in chemo brain mode my texting goes crazy it can take me half an hour to reply to someone I have to check every word twice.

I asked my husband if he would like tea or coffee toady he said tea but got a coffee  yes both in same cup.so your not on your own waiting to see what I do next 

Little kitt

Re: laughter is the best medicine - chemo brain experiences

10 Dec 2017 23:05 in response to Ruth1234

Hi Ruth

I was very frightened of getting 'chemo brain', that my oncologist ordered a brain scan. 

Thankfully it was normal.  I texted my family and told them that they were very impressed

biggest brain they'd ever seen! Lol  (I'm known for being dozey). 

Re: laughter is the best medicine - chemo brain experiences

22 Jan 2018 16:14 in response to PhilA

Hi 

you might like this after my radiotherapy in the back end of 2015 we went on holiday my wife took a small bottle of comfort in a mouthwash bottle.  One morning After a good nights sleep I used what I thought was mouth wash it wasn't it was lavender blossom conditioner plus side it made my tongue soft and breath smell like my clothes lol 

Re: laughter is the best medicine - chemo brain experiences

9 Mar 2018 19:46 in response to Ruth1234

I am a collection of chemobrain stories (I wish I remembered all of them personally). I can be normally pretty excited about something, but in my chemobrain period, I can come and tell the interesting info over and over again! So, during last year chemo, it was just this repeating but now, I can also forget and today, I wanted to do some fast analysis at work. And I wanted to exclude something from the analysis. I did it for the first time and noooo, I forgot to exclude those stuff...so again...and guess what - again forgot. I succeeded to pass the right input for the fifth time! No kidding!

And also, I normally have a glass of juice in the morning and a coffee with milk. It has happened few times so far I ended up with a glass of milk and a coffe I would never like to taste Laugh

Re: laughter is the best medicine - chemo brain experiences

12 Mar 2018 13:43 in response to Ruth1234

I don't have chemo brain but I do have a lot of brain fog from physical problems that do the same thing. I can not multi task Sad I have to keep my mind on what I am doing and nothing else or I will do similar things as this or worse. I'm really bad about starting to put something in the fridge that don't go there LOL I can't read anything long or I won't remember what I read Sad added to that I forget who I said what to LOL