Keep on keepin' on!
nighthawk1959 said:Bear, a question about your bouts with chemo. Did you notice your sense of smell getting very sensitive? In my case, I could smell things that really should not be smelled. Very disconcerting.
Cardinal said:Great to hear some good (if painful) news! I remember , well, actually don't remember passing out when I first tried to stand after the "old fashioned" harvest. The ride home was agony, and I think I spent most of three days lying on my stomach. I can't imagine going from that into having the transplant a couple weeks later. So are you going to have a computer and access to the internets from your hospital room?
Chemo brain is permanent in about a third of folks. Um, but it is subtler and more complicated than just short-term memory loss. My dad complains he is not as sharp as he used to be. Of course, others don't notice because he was so smart to begin with. You can ameliorate the condition by taking high doses of B-complex and staying on top of anemia.Bear Up North said:I will have my laptop. Internet access is still a question mark.....my laptop is not wireless. I plan on playing a lot of Civ II. I will have to arrange the hospital room so Katie can look at the back of my head when I'm on the computer. Just like home. :-D
They did mention that some folks who get the high-dose chemo for the transplant experience "chemo brain". This is short-term memory loss for a week or two (2).
I already have that....it's called CRS.
Bear Up North said:They had to pump into me nine (9) bags of cells and marrow......five (5) on the first tranny day and four (4) on the second