Living in the Fog?
“Two of the biggest hurdles women with breast cancer face post-treatment are fatigue resulting from chemotherapy and/or the accumulated effects of other treatments, and a phenomenon some women have dubbed “Chemo Brain”.
You expect them to go away as soon as treatment ends, and they don’t,”
says Mary McCabe.
Living in the fog with (Chemo Brain)
I remember one day in August 2011; I was having a hard time remembering. I had gone to the grocery store to pick up a loaf of bread and other items I needed. I paid for the groceries and pushed the cart to my car and unloaded my groceries.
I no sooner got home, and the telephone rang — the voice on the other end said, “Is this Lucinda?” She said, “Someone in the parking lot returned your purse to the front of the store, would you come in to verify your purse?”
I said, “Yes.”
I immediately got sick in the pit of my stomach because the day before my husband had deposited a large sum of money in our joint account.
My heart beat faster, my hands were getting sweaty. What was I going to tell my husband if everything was missing from my purse?
I ran to my car, my heart was pounding now, and I raced back to the store. I ran to the front desk (out of breath now) and asked to speak to Mrs. Smith.
First, she asked me for identification and then handed me my purse. I quickly opened my purse to see what was missing. To my surprise, nothing was missing. Some kind person that day returned my purse to the front desk.
I did other minor things (like leaving my car motor run while shopping) but the grocery store story was the worst.