Wow. It's only been 6 treatments and I am already feeling the need to sleep a lot more. I usually feel groggy after each treatment but by the time I get home I'm back to "normal". That doesn't last very long now before I need to lie down and rest. This is definitely a serious side effect of radiation to the brain. I've read reports where people have gone back to work but I know for myself that I'd be falling asleep at my desk. Don't think my clients would be cool with that. :)
I've got a safety system set up for me now after the scare that I had last week. A company called Lifeline has set up a system in our house where if I feel that I'm going to have a seizure, I push the button on the necklace that I wear and they call me on the intercom system to see how I'm doing. If I can't respond they automatically send an ambulance and give the paramedics all of my info to ensure they know exactly what I'm dealing with. It's unfortunate that it's come to this but at the same time a relief to ensure that if I'm home alone, Tasha and I don't have to worry about my safety if she's not here. As my flight instructor in 1991 always said (with his heavy Arnold Schwarzeneger accent) "Safety first".
Hope that you're all doing well!
A Toast to Tricia
7 months ago