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Friday, August 15, 2014

To Help Me To Remember...

Chemobrain. I haz it.  Still.  And I'm pretty damn sick of it! Five years out, and I'm still dealing with stupid chemobrain.

Oh sure, I can remember all kinds of things...way way back things.  Entire days and events that were great and fun and...well, memorable.  But will I remember that I have a load of laundry going that will need to make it to the dryer in the next few minutes? Not without a reminder note...a "Forget-Me-Not" if you will.  I have to leave myself sooooooo many notes.  For just about everything.  There's Post It Notes here, scratch paper notes there, phone alerts to remind me to do stuff....Never in my life have I had to leave myself so many notes to help me to remember stuff.  Like "unload laundry", "run dishwasher". 



I wonder how some of my other bc friends do it.  They have major, detail oriented and important jobs.  Are there little reminders on notes  and stickies all over their life too? 

Chemobrain is a real thing, believe it or not. 

And for some, it apparently lasts longer than for others.  And mine has actually improved a lot in the last couple of years.  But I just get aggravated with this forgetfulness that lingers. 





4 comments:

Sandra Davis said...

Great post my Kimberly. So proud of you. I know it has to be annoying..I have the senile--old people brain--senior moments--CRS--if you will--I spent an hour last night looking for something that I had in my hand 30 minutes prior to seeking it. And found it exactly where I put it. So I'm with you.
Love,
Mom

LunaTechChick said...

Maybe it's a getting older / chemo combo! Lol!

anotheronewiththecancer said...

I have left myself that same exact note--complete with the cross off/update to do the next step!

LunaTechChick said...

Hi CC! Yeah, I have to have notes for every-single-thing. Start / unload laundry...start / unload dishes / do hand washing, etc...figured that would be gone by now, but obvs not! Glad I'm not the only one! =)