Monthly Archives: February 2018

2018-02-28 Recovery Day 359

Today was a OK day. The day started with no change to the daily morning routine. The only difference being instead of getting ready for my one hour morning walk, I got ready for treatment cycle two, started with the biologic Infusion. For those of you who read my blog every day may asked, WHAT, no Chemo? That is correct, my first treatment cycle used Carfilzomib which is a pure chemo drug. For this treatment cycle it is being replace with Daratumumab which is a biological. What is the difference?

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2018-02-27 Recovery Day 358

Today was a good day. The day started with the daily morning routine of a bit of lightheadedness, checking vitals before breakfast and getting ready for my one hour morning walk. For the last few days it was cold when we walked, today it was also very windy pushing us back a bit. Regardless we did walk which took a bit longer.

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2018-02-26 Recovery Day 357

Today was another so-so day. The day started with rain and the by now daily morning routine of a bit of lightheadedness, checking vitals before breakfast and getting ready for my one hour morning walk. I was lucky today since the rain stopped just in time to go for my morning walk.

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2018-02-25 Recovery Day 356

Today was a so-so day. The day did not start to well as I woke up at 4:30 with the feeling to have to vomit. As it turns out I did not, but instead I went back to bed with stomach pains. I stayed in bed until about 7:30 before getting dressed and going downstairs to be with the family. I had only a slice of toast for breakfast, enough to take my morning medication.

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2018-02-24 Recovery Day 355

Today was a great day. The morning routine is still the same with a bit of lightheadedness after getting up in the morning which disappeared after taking the medication for it. Checking vitals before breakfast and getting ready for my one hour morning walk. Today was no different except for the fact that Dieter, Carsten and Renée had arrived late last night from Southern California for a visit. Carsten joined me on my morning walk.

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2018-02-23 Recovery Day 354

Today was a good day. I still get a bit of lightheadedness after getting up in the morning which disappeared after taking the medication for it. After checking my vitals it was time to to eat my breakfast and go for my morning walk with Dean.

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2018-02-22 Recovery Day 353

Today was a better day. After getting up I still had a bit of lightheadedness. I took the medication for it so that I could eat my breakfast and go for my morning walk with Dean. After resting for 30 minutes I went with Dean shopping at CostCo.

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2018-02-21 Recovery Day 352

Today was again a so-so day. After getting up again I noticed dizziness and lightheadedness. Taking the medication for it helped. I also had some light stomach cramps which disappeared only to come back awhile later. I limited my breakfast to some toast. Today was treatment day at the local Cancer center.
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2018-02-20 Recovery Day 351

Today was almost like yesterday. Today, like yesterday, after getting up I noticed dizziness and lightheadedness. Taking the medication for it helped. I also had some stomach cramps which disappear by resting. I limited my breakfast to some toast. All together the symptoms got under control allowing me go for my morning walk with Dean. Returning back home I spend the rest of the morning and early afternoon resting, which included watching the UEFA Champions League quarter-final, Bayern beat Beşiktaş 5:0.

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2018-02-19 Recovery Day 350

Today was a better day then yesterday. Like yesterday, after getting up I noticed dizziness and lightheadedness. I took the medication for it so that I could eat my breakfast and go for my morning walk with Dean. Returning back home I spend the rest of the morning in my office going through year old papers to determine which ones no longer are needed to be kept. I stopped around lunch since this activity increased my back pain and I needed to rest.

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