I have almost no short term memory.
I don’t talk about this much. But it’s a huge factor in my day-to-day experience.
A lot of why moving out of this space sounds daunting is because I’ve finally figured out a system to compensate for the memory loss, which is probably due to massive amounts of chemo.
Most ovarian cancer patients get 6 weeks of carboplatin and taxol.
I had 18 doses of taxol.
One gyn oncologist in Seattle he thought that was an unnecessary protocol.
We’ll get to that another day.
For now, I deal with the loss. Every day. I have to put everything back in it’s “home” or I can’t find it again.
Fast forward to packing yesterday. I’m supposed to leave soon but I’m so dedicated to writing in here, I’m making sure I get it done before I head out! Thank goodness it’s not raining. Have I told you how bad my vision is? It’s always been bad, and especially so in the rain.
I see better with contacts than glasses but because both sides are going now (I’ve been -6.25 which means someone with excellent vision can see something at 600 feet that I can see at 20 - and yes, that’s pretty bad), I rely on glasses.Read More