My cousin phoned me tonight and we had a nice, fairly lengthy chat, comparing issues, problems, other things too, most of which though dealt with the chemotherapy she's currently receiving and my own chemo too.
At one point though, she started to talk about how she feels she's becoming a bit more forgetful or more easily rattled since she started receiving the chemo treatments. I laughed and told her about one of my favorite bloggers -Janine at Sniffles and Smiles -(who has walked in the same shoes as my cousin and I are now doing) and it is Janine's theory that chemo causes "brain drain."
Now, before anyone gets all hyper here about what I'm about to say (because I studied about this particular thing for my major in college), I'm thinking perhaps it would be appropriate to label this "chemo brain drain" thing along with the type of cancer a person has and refer to it as a dual diagnosis.
Just my own offbeat sense of humor trying to poke a bit of fun at a situation that often needs to have a whole lot of humor run through it in order to make it tolerable and help folks just to survive.
Well, that's my theory anyway and by gosh, by golly, I think I'll stick with it too. It's carried me this far and I'm counting on it to take me through the rest of the way.