"sludge" even after 7 years
"I am 7 years out from breast
cancer treatment with surgeries, chemo, and radiation. The mental
sludge that everyone told me would eventually clear, has not. An
example of a day for me is this: I put some almonds on to toast in a
fry pan and then went to take a shower. The house filled with smoke
and the pan will never be the same.
I am helping a friend learn to sew.
Because it is so difficult to concentrate and remember, I convinced
her to buy twice the fabric needed for her granddaughter's curtains.
I was corrected only after actually drawing a picture and writing
down numbers. I can live with my own mistakes but I really grieve
over how this brain loss affects others that I love.
I have a million more examples… I
know that often people think I don't care about them. My brain
doesn't seem to separate the important from the trivial. Someone can
tell me something very important and I can forget it within the next
few minutes. I find it very distressing."
what you mean, Lori, we have heard from a lot of women that it is
hard to shake the "sludge".