Hard to Concentrate


It’s been so hard to concentrate. I bring a book to my chemo sessions and so far after 8 sessions I haven’t read a single word. Somehow the brain fog is even worse during the session. It feels like a computer crash but this time it’s my brain that’s overloaded. I’m unable to respond to people talking to me or answer texts coherently. It feels like too much of an effort.

That’s why I feel so happy and satisfied that I finally finished reading a book I got in February. Been meaning to read more so that at least the brain gets some exercise and also for the escapism and knowledge.

I want to read more books by Julian Barnes now. It was a good read.

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4 Responses to Hard to Concentrate

  1. Amy says:

    Agh, the small victories are a blessing. I’m so glad you were able to finish your book. I would watch funny sitcoms during chemo because that’s about all I could concentrate on and I love to laugh. I hope you are doing well!

  2. Anja says:

    Whenever I’ m too tired or unable to find the focus to read, I watch movies, series, etc. Somehow it requires less concentration and is a great diversion for me.

    I don’t like flying, e.g., and watching movies helps me through it.

    Maybe it’s an idea to bring your smartphone, a headset and watch your favourite shows during chemo?

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