I hope you are having a lovely Sunday. I must say that it's cool, but absolutely gorgeous here and I am so thrilled to see the sun out. I am feeling better and better each day so far and am going to thoroughly enjoy the rest of the this month.
I thought I'd share something that is considered a side effect of chemo, but hasn't really been proven scientifically one way or the other, although there are books and lots of information about what is called "chemo brain". What this terminology refers to is really a lack of or effect to the short term memory function. A while back, I started to read a book about "chemo brain" and I opted not to. It was actually depressing and I honestly didn't want to read about it. But, the truth is, there is such a thing as chemo brain. I do often need reminding that I have done something, been told things, or just need prodding about things that have occurred recently. It's a joke, but then again not so much.
I've just gone along and dealt with the minor forgetfulness here and there, but just the other night there was a situation that really bothered me. Kevin and I got a chance to go out with some friends and as the conversation went along, Kevin mentioned last year's 4th of July. We had stayed at a very specific hotel and essentially Kevin had asked if I remembered.
The problem was that I did remember staying at that hotel, but I had to ask him why we were there last 4th of July. I literally could not remember any of the exterior information as to why we would be by ourselves during this holiday. It was like all I could see was our time at the hotel, like it was surrounded by a very narrow visual tunnel. It was very disconcerting and to be honest rather embarrassing for me to not be able to remember. It was only 9 months ago and as Kevin filled in details it all came back crystal clear, but at the beginning it was just a huge blank. Mind you, this was a great, although relatively short trip for us, with lots of fun details to make the trip memorable. I felt empty and sad that I couldn't remember on my own. Just something else to add to my negative list.
And some crafty goodness... another card using the same set I have from Paper Smooches. Kim Hughes' images are just darn cute!
Thanks for stopping by and...
until next time.