Do not let you Brain Tumor dictate your life. If you live your Life worrying about the future – Than what Good is living. I have seen it to many times; individuals who are depressed about their prognosis and live in despair. (See Prognosis Statistics)
Most are surprised that I worked through both radiation and chemo (Temodar) as an IT Director. I would leave at 4 PM, get my head microwaved at 4:30 PM and home by 5:30 PM.
I hope this sentiment gives everyone hope – If I can work as and IT Director, own an e-commerce business all while having a newborn than I feel anything is possible. Just this year alone I have sold $150k on e-commerce sites while working full time.
One of the major side effects of brain surgery, chemo, and radiation is chronic fatigue, short-term memory, and organizational issues. I have a feeling most of the us deal with this daily. However, it is combatable.
Here are a few tricks I have learned
I use Modafinil every morning, and any NO will prescribe you Provigil.
It is not addictive, and it’s not an amphetamine
Due to the toxicity and addiction profile of Amphetamines, I highly recommend not using them. The fact that they give this to children disturbs me.
I cut out coffee and use Cocoa Powder and Hot Water (no sugar) several cups a day.
I write down all my daily work tasks and cross them off as I complete them.
I use smart devices for everything in my house.
I took a cognition test and found that my visual memory was off the charts.
I use that to my advantage – Instead of memorizing numbers, I picture them.
I eat a significant amount of healthy fats which feeds the brain
Avocados, Coconut, Grass Fed Butter, Salmon, Cocoa Butter to name a few.
Carrots are excellent for the brain.
Another trick is to use Nootropics, which are legal and you can purchase online.
Here are some of my favorite Nootropics (See Brain Hacks)
Vitamin D in the morning (See Supplements)
I get one hour for lunch and use that hour for a nap (Slam down lunch as quick as possible)
I hope this information helps out others, it took me some time to figure this out.