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Promising review: "This is an absolutely invaluable item for anyone starting cancer treatment. Not just breast cancer!!! This is not just a planner but a book that plans, educates, helps with self improvement and confidence, is a positivity planner, and most importantly guides you through EVERY aspect of everything you are going through. This keeps Appontments of course but it also helps you choose a doctors with some great work sheets, lets you write all questions for dr and the answers in one spot, it gives tips on ways to help yourself (physically and mentally), and so so so so much more. It is also a good thing for someone who just found out their diagnosis but is scared to do any real research because it is a easy introduction. I am so greatful someone took the time to put this together for countless other families going through the same thing." - kristyna erickson
Promising review: "When I was diagnosed with breast cancer, I felt like my world fell apart. My usually structured life crumbled and I was thrust into this world that I knew nothing about. It wasn't until my friend bought me a CanPlan that I finally regained a sense of control over my life. The daily planner helps me track my medication and symptoms and I've even discovered some connections between side effects and lifestyle changes that my doctors would have missed. On top of this CanPlan has a great facebook community group that provides emotional support and I'm so grateful for the positive messages, helpful resources and tips from other cancer patients/survivors. If you are battling cancer, you NEED this planner." - Jesse
Promising review: "I am a cancer research scientist with a neurogenerative disorder. This helps keeps me fully alert and my brain working throughout the day. It also helps my joints by reducing the pain and inflammation. Bio Schwartz has a high potency grade and as a scientist, I like that it is professional grade and molecularly distilled." - Andrea Kuipers
"Choose foods that promote healthy brain functioning such as fish (omega-3 fatty acids), dark leafy greens, fresh fruits and vegetables, and whole grains." - source: pearlpoint.org
Price: $16.12 ($0.18 / Count)
Promising review: "OMG I love this book! I have been suffering from chemo brain and I was looking for something creative that would also keep my mind sharp. This book is so much fun. The stickers don't stick right away which is good if you don't lay it exactly where you want it. I think the designs are suppose to show a little white space like a mosaic would. I bought a kid's version for my 6 year old niece." - Bellingham Bookworm
Promising review: "I received this coloring book as a gift to keep me busy during chemo. Very very funny. So appropriate for chemo and although it does have "bad words" it cracks me up. I love this book because the artistry is wonderful and keep my mind busy and relaxed." - C-I-am-working
Promising review: "I love it. The other review hated it, because it was full of cuss words. That is kind of the point. I look forward to using it. I got it to take to my dad's cancer treatments. He has stage 4 stomach cancer and I sit with him, at the chemo treatments. This is exactly what I need. Because I can't tell well meaning to people who send me prayers, what I really want to say.
But I can color a bunch of F***s and C***s" - Karen
Promising review: "I started taking Magtien because I was having major memory problems, caused by chemo. I had lots of chemo, paclitaxol and carboplatin, for a stage 4 endometrial cancer. I began taking this in early October and my memory is clearly better. It isn't perfect but I am also 67." - kathleen marnell
Price: $27.54 ($0.46 / Count)
"Exercise your brain. Try crossword puzzles or number games to exercise your brain. Take up a new hobby or master a new skill, such as learning to play a musical instrument or learning a language." - source: mayoclinic.org
Promising review: "I received this book as a "cheer" gift while recouperating from Chemo. It's lots of fun, even better with a partner!!! Seems like we "ladies" can't think of the "dirty words" as quickly as the guys seem to!! Enjoyed it so much I bought one as a gift for another "naughty" girl!! Some of the puzzles are difficult, good challenges, but hey, there's always the answer sheet!!!" - Sherry P.
Promising review: "I purchased mine at Lowe’s. Had simply never heard of it until I saw it there and I am so glad I did! I have had a terrible time keeping up with things since I had chemo and my keys were the worst problem. I no longer have that issue(as long as I am able to locate my phone):-) I just press the tile app on my phone and follow the music. I’ve had it less than a month and I would say it has already saved me a wasted frustrating 30 minutes of time. It also works in referee if you have your keys press the tile and your phone starts to sing. Now I’m trying to figure out how I can securely attach one to my remote control!" - Teri Huneeby
Promising review: "I wear this bracelet everyday while going through chemo treatments with all my medical info at a glance. Once I'm done, I will purchase another with updated information just to wear while traveling as an ID bracelet in case I am unable to speak for whatever reason. Who knows if they look into my wallet in an emergency. This way they see important information asap." - Angie
"Using a weekly pill box can be helpful for remembering to take your medication, and for checking that you’ve taken it if you’re not sure." - source: breastcancercare.org.uk
"To make it easier, use one or more pill organizer containers, available at a local pharmacy or online. Dedicate a specific time each week when you can quietly focus on dispensing medications into the pill organizer. Set up a reminder system and a method for accurately tracking that each medication has been taken. It’s a good idea to set an alarm for each time medication is needed." - source: curetoday.com
Promising review: "This is an excellent product that really helps during chemo brain-fog. The only downside is that the alarms and voice mesages are REALLY LOUD, even on the lower of the two settings. There is no option for a normal sound level. Our cats complain every time it goes off, it hurts their ears, and we are not great fans of the volume, either." - Okumo Press
Promising review: "I am not quite finished yet. I've had chemobrain for 17 years now, post breast cancer, which in my case was early onset. My particular long term chemo brain stuff is chronic fatigue, no matter how much I sleep, attention issues, and with my work in art, if I don't know exactly what I'm doing and if I make maybe one mistake, or I'm trying to do too many pieces at one time, my brain totally spins out of control. When I've been able to work, I've found I can no longer do an 8 hour day and flex-schedules makes me violently physically ill because the brain can't handle it. But reading this book (and one I've suggested our library purchase) made me feel "at home". I could see myself in the pages. One of my closest friends in 2012 went behind my back to tell others, and ask for recommendations, about me getting mental health and then came over and screamed at me that there was no such thing as chemo brain, past ending chemotherapy. It was horribly hurtful and I am very wary of that person to this day. She was not in the same location I was when I had cancer, and to "keep me busy" had me do the first edit on her first novel. It was hard energy wise, but I did it. But she has no clue what going through all of this is; she just thinks she does. This has, so far, validated for me what I already knew, I'm not "crazy"." - Martha Ellis
Promising review: "After four rounds of chemo for my breast cancer, I very clearly had difficulties remembering, following through with what I had started or navigating through the demands of the day. My cognitive defecit wore me down both physcially and emotionally. When I spoke to professionals on my healthcare team, the reaction was that I should be" happy I was alive or ,"why didn't I go back to work?" I felt confused about my cognitive decline, scared, helpless and insulted. "Why would I make this up?? Do you think I want to feel this way?"
"After I spotted the book, "You Brain After Chemo" at the bookstore, I could not believe my good fortune. I called my brother in California and he said, you are now validated and acknowledged for your debilitating issues. There was now a name for my symptoms, and thankfully Silverman and Davidson put chemo brain on the map. Their book brought the fog to life with their scientific explantion of chemo brain, actual stories for people who sufffered with the fog and some very real and practical suggestions for remediating some of the symptoms. When the reader completed the book, he felt assured that the symptoms that he experienced were real, that he was not alone and that there were ways to counteract the fog. Although it was clear that there will be additional information on the topic as time goes on, the real discussions began in Your Brain After Chemo.
Who should read this book? Clearly, every professional who works with patients who go through chemo therapy. First we fight for our life,and with professionals up to date Your Brain After Chemo: A Practical Guide to Lifting the Fog and Getting Back Your Focusknowledge on chemo brain we can fight for a better quality of life." - Susan R. Rubin
Promising review: "Reading Chemo Brain made me realize I am not losing my mind and I'm not alone out there!!!!" - Rita K. Scott
Promising review: "This is a very comprehensive compendium, useful for understanding many aspects of cancer treatment for patients, families and professionals. The author researched extensively, interviewing many experts. Interspersed with information there are interesting personal stories. I hope that this book will be influential in finally giving greater validity to the experiences of cognitive changes after chemotherapy that so many cancer survivors have. Let us hope that this book will impact future clinical care of patients during and following treatment. There is a great guideline for cancer care on page 115. Patients can pass this on to their medical team." - SquarelyCentral
Promising review: "Chemotherapy has so many side effects, and some don’t go away after treatment. Chemo brain was very distressing and depressing for me, just trying to balance the checkbook became a major ordeal. Glad I found the Upgraded Ginkgo, it has definitely made a real difference in my cognitive abilities. The checkbook is no longer covered in correction fluid in the register. Thank you for this quality supplement." - Lane Meyers
Price: $18.99 ($0.32 / Count)
Promising review: "I've been taking Focus for a few weeks now and have to admit I really like this product. I had six rounds of chemotherapy in 2014 and am still struggling with chemobrain. (Yes it's real) Focus helps me, well, focus, and concentrate without any side effects. I don't get the jitters and since I take it around 6 a.m., I'm able to sleep just fine. It lasts for a good 9 hours and that is perfect for me. I was able to try this product at a reduced price and I'm glad I did because I will definitely be a repeat customer." - Peggy
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