It really is all in my head
One of the side effects of chemotherapy is memory loss..."chemo brain" it's often called.
According to breastcancer.org "women have long reported to their doctors that they have experienced a sense of memory loss—a feeling of being 'fuzzy,' 'cloudy,' 'in a fog,' or unable to concentrate like they used to—during and immediately after undergoing chemotherapy."
During this past month I have misplaced my glasses at least 25 times, had to replace a cell phone that I couldn't locate anywhere, used my spare key several times while my orginals sat dormant. I've also found myself going into the pantry for milk, returning cereal to the refrigerator and purchasing a cartful of items at Target, forgetting the one thing I went in there for.
I lose my thought in the middle of sentences, completely forget to return phonecalls and e-mails and leave almost everything unfinished.
Just last week I almost took 5 Ativan instead of my prescribed 5 steroids.
But anyone who has spent even the slightest amount of time with me knows that this has NOTHING to do with chemobrain......
and everything to do with "Caribrain."