Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy

Chemo Brain -

There are many kinds of chemotherapy and this man's method of reception was different than mine, but I find this article fascinating on the subject of chemo brain.


People, who have been through chemo, as he says, do know there is something magical about it, something shared that is hard to articulate. I thought of it as presence, an opportunity to be present and enchanted with every moment of life. He uses the word focus. I wondered if when one only has the energy for living that everything else pales in comparison. You feel so alive, even, yes, as you sometimes feel really miserable. I still have the odd thing with the nerve endings in my toes though my last chemo treatment was over three years ago. I keep thinking one day it will go away or not. It is a little reminder, a little note to remember to appreciate the moments of life, and yet, I do get angry and impatient. I am judgmental and hasty and dismissive at times. I don't watch every sunrise and sunset. I also know that, in my case, some of the fuzziness has remained. I am not able to think as I was before and perhaps that, too, is a good thing. I love the work of Monet.


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