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Old 03-21-2015, 06:27 AM   #4
rhondalea
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Re: Study reveals effective tx for chemobrain

Thank you for that. It's very encouraging for me to see this is being worked on because it's something we all have to deal with to varying degrees, and we should never have been left to muddle through on our own.

I have updates--I just can't seem to get to them. Every time I try to organize my thoughts, I get sidetracked. Apparently I'm better at bitchin' than I am at talking about good news. The treatments I've received (and continue to receive) are helpful, and in a lot of ways I'm doing much better.

With this link as inspiration, I'll try to get to it this weekend.
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