Chemo Brain or Just Forgetfulness?

chemo brainA  consultant, a friend of my boss, came into the office today.  She is, apparently, going to help us with some proposals we are working on.  She came in and I introduced myself to her, shaking her hand.  She looked at my funny and said “I met you last week.”

I have no memory of that.  I shook my head and asked her if she was sure.  She was.  She even repeated back a conversation I was having last week with someone else.

I have no memory of that.  None.  Her face was completely unfamiliar to me.  I swear I had never met her.  I had never seen her before.  She certainly had not been in the office before.

Either:

  • She’s lying or,
  • I am getting absent-minded and forgetful naturally or
  • this is another example of chemo brain.

I’m concerned, people.  I’ve blogged a few time already about chemo brain and my general mental slowness at times as a result of it.  This is a whole new level of chemo brain, if that is what it is.  How can I completely forget meeting someone with whom I conversed?  Especially while sober.

I played it off with a grin and a rueful shaking of my head.  But ever since, I have sat here, trying to work but unable be very effective.  I’m a little freaked out, truth be told.

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