Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Walking my way to a brain

People say that chemo affects the brain - chemo brain, it's called, though we aren't sure chemo is the source of the befuddlement following chemotherapy. Could be trauma, somewhere on the PTSD scale, right? Or low vitamin B12?

Anyway, something is slower than usual in my brain, and I'm in the middle of course three in my master's program in applied linguistics, so I am trying out the blood flow idea. Walk while reading means telling the body that the brain is a worthy recipient of its efforts. Maybe.

Oh, I hope so.

Here is my answer to post-chemo brain:

Magnetic treadmill, so no power source required, and (thanks to Laurent, whose brain appears to be still functioning well, for the problem solving) an orchestra music stand turned around.