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Topic: I must have chemo brain

Forum: Humor and Games — Breast cancer is no laughing matter, but sometimes a good joke or a game is the best medicine.

Posted on: Aug 16, 2014 08:49PM - edited Aug 16, 2014 08:50PM by Nancy2581

Nancy2581 wrote:

I went to get dinner and when I got there I realized I had worn my slippers Happy

2.8 cm tumor with LVI Dx 6/11/2014, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 1, 1/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 6/24/2014 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Chemotherapy 7/22/2014 AC + T (Taxol) Hormonal Therapy 1/28/2015 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy 1/29/2015 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 12/17/2017 Femara (letrozole)
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Aug 18, 2014 07:29PM farmerlucy wrote:

HI Nancy! I hope you found your shoes! Was round two as bad as round one (hope hope hope it wasn't). There was a good couple on months there when I could only sit down and do paperwork and bills when my brain was cooperating, and I didn't have chemo, so I can't blame that. 

Dx at 51 after a preventive mx that wasn't. Oncotype dx 3. 3D tattoos from Vinnie! PTSD?? You are not alone! Surgery 2/20/2012 Prophylactic mastectomy; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Dx 2/24/2012, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 3/10/2012 Lymph node removal: Sentinel Surgery 7/21/2012 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Hormonal Therapy 4/9/2013 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 4/13/2015 Prophylactic ovary removal
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Aug 18, 2014 11:17PM Nancy2581 wrote:

Hi Jill.  Yes I had the second chemo and did do better with it.  Still felt lousy on day 3 and part of 4, but snapped out of it.  I feel fine now thanks for asking

2.8 cm tumor with LVI Dx 6/11/2014, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 1, 1/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 6/24/2014 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Chemotherapy 7/22/2014 AC + T (Taxol) Hormonal Therapy 1/28/2015 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy 1/29/2015 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 12/17/2017 Femara (letrozole)
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Nov 7, 2014 10:34AM M0mmyof3 wrote:

I recently was responding to something that I thought an uncle wrote, turns out it was my cousin who has the same name.

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Nov 7, 2014 03:16PM PoppyK wrote:

Today I put my panties on inside out and my shirt on backwards.

Monday while in the car with my DH and three sons, I said "I wish there were more raccoons in the world." Cracked my kids up and now it's become a family joke.

Poppy Dx 5/20/2014, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 1, 1/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 7/23/2014 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel; Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Chemotherapy 9/23/2014 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 12/28/2014 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 3/10/2015 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Nov 7, 2014 03:22PM Nancy2581 wrote:

LOL Poppy.  It's good to know I am not the only one doing goofy things.  My husband found it quite hysterical that I wore slippers that night.  I still hear about.  Oh well we all need humor in this mess.

Nancy

2.8 cm tumor with LVI Dx 6/11/2014, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 1, 1/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 6/24/2014 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Chemotherapy 7/22/2014 AC + T (Taxol) Hormonal Therapy 1/28/2015 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy 1/29/2015 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 12/17/2017 Femara (letrozole)
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Nov 7, 2014 06:00PM M0mmyof3 wrote:

Went to put my slippers on this morning and I got them mixed up

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Nov 7, 2014 09:28PM Nancy2581 wrote:

lol mommyof2- I guess we all have it.

Nancy

2.8 cm tumor with LVI Dx 6/11/2014, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 1, 1/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 6/24/2014 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Chemotherapy 7/22/2014 AC + T (Taxol) Hormonal Therapy 1/28/2015 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy 1/29/2015 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 12/17/2017 Femara (letrozole)
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Nov 8, 2014 07:17AM M0mmyof3 wrote:

yeah

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Nov 15, 2014 02:26PM BookLady1 wrote:



Went to appt with shirt inside out. Tried to get into van that wasn't mine. Tried to open gate lock with house key. Those are just the ones I caught

Dx 8/11/2014, IDC, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 1, 1/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/8/2014 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel Chemotherapy 10/6/2014 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 3/9/2015 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 4/30/2015 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Nov 15, 2014 04:04PM Nancy2581 wrote:

I actually went to a car that wasn't mine and couldn't figure out why it wouldn't open. This was long before chemo - can I still claim chemo brain lol

Nancy

2.8 cm tumor with LVI Dx 6/11/2014, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 1, 1/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 6/24/2014 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Chemotherapy 7/22/2014 AC + T (Taxol) Hormonal Therapy 1/28/2015 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy 1/29/2015 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 12/17/2017 Femara (letrozole)
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Nov 15, 2014 05:53PM M0mmyof3 wrote:

lol

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Nov 15, 2014 06:37PM Janetanned wrote:


Had chemo almost 3 years ago.  Can I still claim chemo brain?  I went to work one day this week with unmatched shoes - one brown and one black.  They weren't even the same style.  Didn't notice until I sat at my desk.

Janet 11/10/11 BMX/DIEP reconstruction, 1/6/12- 4 AC DD followed by 4Taxol DD, followed by 33 rads, 10yrs hormone blocker Dx 10/11/2011, ILC, <1cm, Stage IIIA, 4/30 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Nov 15, 2014 06:54PM AmyQ wrote:

Twice in one week I wore two different shoes out running errands Snooze

Dx 2/7/2013, IDC, 1cm, Stage IV, Grade 2, 2/3 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 4/9/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 7/19/2013 Femara (letrozole) Radiation Therapy 11/25/2015 External: Bone Hormonal Therapy 1/10/2016 Faslodex (fulvestrant)
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Nov 15, 2014 07:50PM Nancy2581 wrote:

this thread is getting quite funny. We need the humor. Oh and I am really glad it's not just me. Lol

Nancy

2.8 cm tumor with LVI Dx 6/11/2014, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 1, 1/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 6/24/2014 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Chemotherapy 7/22/2014 AC + T (Taxol) Hormonal Therapy 1/28/2015 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy 1/29/2015 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 12/17/2017 Femara (letrozole)
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Nov 16, 2014 07:24AM M0mmyof3 wrote:

Went to make my coffee this morning and forgot to put a k-cup in the coffee maker!

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Nov 16, 2014 08:06AM Janetanned wrote:


Oh no!  I think I would start crying if I messed up my coffee on a Sunday morning!

Janet 11/10/11 BMX/DIEP reconstruction, 1/6/12- 4 AC DD followed by 4Taxol DD, followed by 33 rads, 10yrs hormone blocker Dx 10/11/2011, ILC, <1cm, Stage IIIA, 4/30 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Nov 16, 2014 08:24AM M0mmyof3 wrote:

I almost did lol

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Nov 17, 2014 11:36AM BookLady1 wrote:



I had a chemo brain moment turn out positive! My DS forgot to haul the trash can out to the curb this morning. When I heard the truck on our street, I ran outside to do his job, forgetting I was bald. ( I have not been interested in the whole neighborhood knowing my condition.) As I scurried inside, the driver honked his horn at me - I turned around to see him take off his cap, rub his shiny, bald head, and give me a big thumbs up! Loved it! Lind

Dx 8/11/2014, IDC, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 1, 1/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/8/2014 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel Chemotherapy 10/6/2014 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 3/9/2015 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 4/30/2015 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Nov 17, 2014 02:10PM Nancy2581 wrote:

ha ha Linda that's funny. Love it. Speaking of garbage I threw a bunch of trash into the recycling bin. Too bad none of it was recyclable. It was a lot of dog hair and dirt from the dyson. Had to dig it all back out. That was fun-NOT

Nancy

2.8 cm tumor with LVI Dx 6/11/2014, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 1, 1/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 6/24/2014 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Chemotherapy 7/22/2014 AC + T (Taxol) Hormonal Therapy 1/28/2015 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy 1/29/2015 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 12/17/2017 Femara (letrozole)
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Nov 17, 2014 07:01PM PoppyK wrote:

I think my DH has chemo brain by association. When we were leaving for church, he couldn't find his wallet. He retraced his steps (visiting the local college campus), checked both cars, dug through the trash and recycled bins, checked all over the house. Finally decided to call the credit card companies and cancel our cards. Five minutes after completing this task, he found his wallet in a random drawer in our kitchen.

I know he's exhausted trying to wrangle our three boys and take care of everything.

Poppy Dx 5/20/2014, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 1, 1/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 7/23/2014 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel; Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Chemotherapy 9/23/2014 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 12/28/2014 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 3/10/2015 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Nov 17, 2014 08:11PM Nancy2581 wrote:

Poor guy lol. At least he found it even if he did cancel all the credit cards.

2.8 cm tumor with LVI Dx 6/11/2014, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 1, 1/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 6/24/2014 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Chemotherapy 7/22/2014 AC + T (Taxol) Hormonal Therapy 1/28/2015 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy 1/29/2015 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 12/17/2017 Femara (letrozole)
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Nov 18, 2014 06:08AM M0mmyof3 wrote:

Walked into the wall next to bathroom door when I got up in the middle of the night to go. Forgot that you have to take a slight jog to the left to avoid the wall. Woke up hubby and the dog.

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Nov 18, 2014 07:36PM Janetanned wrote:


Ouch!

Janet 11/10/11 BMX/DIEP reconstruction, 1/6/12- 4 AC DD followed by 4Taxol DD, followed by 33 rads, 10yrs hormone blocker Dx 10/11/2011, ILC, <1cm, Stage IIIA, 4/30 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Dec 19, 2014 07:20AM M0mmyof3 wrote:


This morning while making hubby's coffee, I forgot to put a k-cup in for his. Didn't realize it until i went to put cream and sugar in it.

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Dec 22, 2014 08:33PM Nancy2581 wrote:

lol mommyof2. My husband asked me why I bought so much orange juice. I said no I didn't. He said yes you did we have a half a gallon and a full gallon. I don't even remember buying the half gallon and I think the OJ fairy brought it.

On another note this isn't chemo brain but my dog decided to roll in poop while off leash on a walk. DevilI think I should be excused from cleaning the dog. Nope everyone in my family totally ran the other way holding their noses. Chemo card didn't work for me that time lol

Nancy

2.8 cm tumor with LVI Dx 6/11/2014, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 1, 1/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 6/24/2014 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Chemotherapy 7/22/2014 AC + T (Taxol) Hormonal Therapy 1/28/2015 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy 1/29/2015 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 12/17/2017 Femara (letrozole)
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Dec 23, 2014 02:41AM PoppyK wrote:

I put my jeans on before I put my panties on today.... This is getting serious!

Poppy Dx 5/20/2014, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 1, 1/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 7/23/2014 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel; Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Chemotherapy 9/23/2014 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 12/28/2014 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 3/10/2015 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Dec 23, 2014 06:13AM Janetanned wrote:


or you just wanted to go 'commando'!  Winking 

Janet 11/10/11 BMX/DIEP reconstruction, 1/6/12- 4 AC DD followed by 4Taxol DD, followed by 33 rads, 10yrs hormone blocker Dx 10/11/2011, ILC, <1cm, Stage IIIA, 4/30 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Dec 23, 2014 06:36PM Nancy2581 wrote:

Poppy that is way too serious. I say call MO and tell her lololol. See what she recommends ba ha ha ( sorry just couldn't resist )

Nancy

2.8 cm tumor with LVI Dx 6/11/2014, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 1, 1/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 6/24/2014 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Chemotherapy 7/22/2014 AC + T (Taxol) Hormonal Therapy 1/28/2015 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy 1/29/2015 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 12/17/2017 Femara (letrozole)
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Dec 23, 2014 09:36PM PoppyK wrote:

Well, I start radiation next week.... so maybe I'll go both braless and commando!

I should probably call my MO and tell her about these side effects. Jeans without panties can cause damage to one's delicate parts... and seeing the panties on the outside of my jeans might give someone whiplash!

Poppy Dx 5/20/2014, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 1, 1/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 7/23/2014 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel; Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Chemotherapy 9/23/2014 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 12/28/2014 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 3/10/2015 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Dec 23, 2014 11:40PM Nancy2581 wrote:

ba ha ha you are cracking me up. I just got a mental picture of someone wearing jeans with bikini underwear on the outside. Could be the newest fashion statement ( wink wink).

I am glad we can all keep a good sense of humor throughout this journey. Poppy you made me spit water all over my iPad when I read your post lol.

BTW looks like I will start radiation January 27th. You can let me know how it goesSmile

Nancy

2.8 cm tumor with LVI Dx 6/11/2014, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 1, 1/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 6/24/2014 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Chemotherapy 7/22/2014 AC + T (Taxol) Hormonal Therapy 1/28/2015 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy 1/29/2015 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 12/17/2017 Femara (letrozole)

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