Chemo Brain

John has come down with “chemo brain” and finds his flow of insightful thoughts and words temporarily halted. Those of you who are cancer survivors or family members may be well aware of “chemo brain”, a very real side effect of chemotherapy that can cause memory loss and difficulty concentrating.

His blood counts are all predictably … More Chemo Brain

Day Zero

Day two of the transplant procedure was much better than day one. We were at the clinic for seven hours. I handled the amifostine and melphalan with no difficulty. The most annoying part was having to suck ice chips for one hour prior to and during infusion of the melphalan and then for an additional … More Day Zero