2017-04-01 Recovery Day 26

This was the third good night in a row with lots of good sleep and no pain, 9:00-3:00, but no luck to get some more afterwards. A repeat of the the nights before. 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 we can over time solve the restlessness from 3:00-6:00 as well.

One change that was made to my medication was the addition of the Transderm Scop patch. The patch is another option to preventing nausea and vomiting associated the recovery from anesthesia and surgery. We applied it this morning, it lasts for 3 days.

As to the day itself, it was not as good as I had hopped for; I had planned to spend time sitting in garden, talk to the neighbors, but as it turned out, we had none of that. Instead I came down with a total lack of energy and appetite. Even with the ZoFran and Transderm Scop there is the constant feeling that I am about to vomit.

You may recall that yesterday concern was expressed about the fractured T4 vertebrate and the need to get that address. I am told today that the working with my insurance company to get me to the nearest Interventional Radiology Department. IR is a medical sub-specialty of radiology utilizing minimally-invasive image-guided procedures to diagnose and treat diseases in nearly every organ system.

That’s it for today, looking forward to a good night sleep and a good day tomorrow for spending some time outside.

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2 Comments

  1. Chris G April 3, 2017 at 5:30 am #

    Hi Klaus, hang in there, I’m hoping you get some good sustained sleep which is so important for healing. Nicole sends her best and we are both thinking of you often. Cheers!

    • Klaus-Dieter Naujok April 3, 2017 at 3:58 pm #

      Chris, you are correct sleep is a very important part to recovery. I now have had 5 days of 6+hours of uninterrupted sleep. The scheduling change regarding the BM chemo medication as do the trick. I am sure as we continue down the road, those 6 hours will become 7 or more.

      The other issue is energy and appetite, it is my next hurdle to clear.

      Chris, thanks for you comment and please pass my best to Nicole.