Tdubz wrote:I'm hesitant to drive at all during chemo weeks. I feel like my brain slows down a bit on that week and I don't react as fast. I've driven before but went very slow lol.
Same here, except that I NEVER drove during chemo. Worst were the infusion days and 3-4 days after. Besides dizziness and some twitching, eyesight became affected as rounds progressed. Worst were the latter cycles when everything moving came thru as quick series of stills - as a rapid succession of pictures rather than a smooth flowing movie. I didn't pick up driving until a few months after the liver job - some 9 months after end of chemo.
Today, brain is still slow and anything that requires thinking, causes fatigue. I've learned that it takes one or two days to recover from most things that make life interesting. Driving is also OK, but same effect: any significant trip (2+hrs) wears me out. The good thing is that it's so predictable - no surprises, and it doesn't feel as a failure no more. Just part of the new life that was given, embraced and enjoyed.
Best wishes, Leon
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Dec 2012 - Colon Cancer MM 65yrs, 2 unresectable liver mets, CEA 41.8
Jan 2013 - colectomy @ spleen 2/26 nodes (IVa T3N1bM1a) MSI-low
Feb-Aug - 1x Xelox-7x Xelox/Avastin, shrinkage from #3
Sept - 2 failed Portal Vein embolizations
Oct 2013 - R liver resect 28 hosp days (liver failure, delirium, emboli, encephalopathy) pCR- all cancer gone
2014/15 - recovery; benign polyp
Apr 2016 - new town, new life
clean CTs and low (1.3/1.4) CEAs: 4x2014, 6x2015-17
next June 2018 w scopy
5yr mark in sight