Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Vsion Went Black After Chemo -- Just for a Few Minutes [From Lois]

When I was diagnosed in 2002 I did not understand why no one seemed interested in determining what effect chemotherapy might have on the brain and the nervous system. When I asked my onc, his response was that in his decades of experience with it, "only a few had been totally disabled" by it. This is a guy who is beloved by physicians and patients alike.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Colorectal Cancer Survivor in N. Carolina Needs a Doctor's Help. Any Suggestions? [From Connie]

Thank you for writing a book about chemo brain.  Since my treatment for stage 3 colorectal cancer, my mind has not returned to normal.  I was 33 when diagnosed... active, fertile, mother of three.  A month after starting Xeloda and radiation, complete menopause set in.  Until then I had managed quite well with the stress of my mother's cancer and death, and becoming my disabled father's primary caregiver, as well as my own diagnosis.