Monthly Archives: March 2017

2017-03-31 Recovery Day 25

This was the second good night in a row with lots of sleep and little pain. I guess the reevaluation of all my medicine including not only the doses but also the time table and possible interaction had a big part to do with it. Hopefully this will be it, so we can concentrate on healing.

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2017-03-30 Recovery Day 24

As I mention in yesterday’s report I did get some good sleep, which continued into this morning. I guess the reevaluation of all my medicine including not only the doses but also the time table and possible interaction had a big part to do with it. Time will tell if this is a one trick pony or we have one part under some control.

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2017-03-29 Recovery Day 23

As I mention in yesterday’s report I did not sleep very well. Still nausea is my biggest problem. It got so bad that I vomited after I got downstairs. Dianne was able to push my followup examine ahead, allowing me to get some hydration and being under observation to figure out all my medication.

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2017-03-28 Recovery Day 22 (Updated)

As mention in yesterday’s summary, we made scheduling adjustments for my evening medication. The good news, it worked. I fail asleep and did not wake up until midnight, getting 4 1/2 hours of sleep. The rest of the night (midnight to early morning 5:30) was mostly pain free. Overall my best night so far.

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2017-03-27 Recovery Day 21

As reported the evening of day 20 was another Big Bang event first starting with nausea with the uncontrollable urge to vomit, which needed to prevented, and finally the out of control pain. The good news, somehow I fail asleep and by midnight the pain was gone. The rest of the night (noon to early morning 5:30) was mostly pain free, and I even got some sleep.

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2017-03-26 Recovery Day 20

The night was a repeat of last night, mostly pain free, but not much sleep, mostly catnaps. Not sure if this is because of the chemo drugs working around the clock. Time will tell.

Today was the first day since 3rd March that Dianne, Denise and I were home together, which had a positive impact on all of us.

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2017-03-25 Recovery Day 19

It always nice to be back home, specially after a long stay somewhere. I my case add the fact that I spend most of my time In bed. Overall the first night was a bit unexpected, I was for most of it pain free, but did not sleep as much, mostly it was catnaps. Not sure the reason behind those short cycles. I hope there will not be a repeat tonight.

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2017-03-24 Recovery Day 18

The day did start with another big bang, right after my 09:00 PM (Day 17), I was overcome by nausea resulting in vomitting. As with my pain attack yesterday I am told that it this is due me starting my Revlimid regiment.

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2017-03-23 Recovery Day 17

Yesterday I started my post with trying to figure out what days did my road to recovery start, after some some checking, I concluded it must have been the 6 March. I was correct, Dianne check her calendar and notes and came up with the same date. Not that it is important, but It would be nice to know when this is all over and looking back, when was what.

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2017-03-22 Recovery Day 16

Now that I caught up with yesterday’s posting about my journey, I will start posting daily summaries for each day of my road to recovery. The first issue I faced was what title should I use? I decided to keep it simple by using YYYY-MM-DD Recovery Day XX. Sounds simple, right? Yes it does, except I had a hard time to figure out when was Day 1. So, after checking my calendar, text messages and emails, I concluded that my first day to start my recovery was the 6 March (for now until told otherwise). That makes today, day 16.

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