Monthly Archives: July 2018

2018-07-22 Recovery Day 503

Today was another bad day. The diarrhea continued to keep me up all night and continued through the day. I was able to have the BRAT breakfast and lunch. Since I stayed at home today, I decided to take PHOTOS of things in our backyard, such as the many garden nick-nacks we have. Slowly during the afternoon my discomfort improved a bit, but not enough that one can call it is over.

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2018-07-21 Recovery Day 502

Today was a very bad day. It started again last night, every hour I had the need to go to the bathroom. I was able to have a BRAT breakfast and go with Dianne to Brentwood. Dianne went shopping at the Farmers Market and I took PHOTOS of signs. Getting back home it did not take long for the diarrhea to take over again. For the rest of the day I was up every hour.

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2018-07-20 Recovery Day 501

Today was not a good day. It was a repeat of the what happened 7th July. It again all started last night when I woke up because of diarrhea. For the rest of the night and morning I was up every hour. Last time we accredited it as a side effect of the chemo drug Pamalyst which I started taking again. However I stopped taking it for almost 2 weeks and therefore it has to be something else.

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2018-07-19 Recovery Day 500

Today was another great day. The morning is a repeat of yesterday, after good sleep I got up had my breakfast. Pain wise I only had the discomfort of my spine/Back surgery, which was at a lower level and for most of the day stayed there. Being the first day after treatment it is always a good day with no side effect problems. We will know more tomorrow.

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2018-07-18 Recovery Day 499

2018-07-18 Recovery Day 499

Today was a great day. After good sleep I got up and my breakfast. Pain wise I only had the discomfort of my spine/Back surgery. Being treatment day I went outside and took a few PICTURES of the sun rays peeking through trees etc. Getting back in I took my morning medication and got ready for Dean picking me up at 8:45 to drop me of at the cancer center.

BTW, as to the source of my diarrhea, my primary oncology doctor is absolutely sure it is the Pomalyst (chemo) drug. The plan is to reduce the dosage and see if that works.

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2018-07-17 Recovery Day 498

Today was a great day. I had a really good sleep thanks to no diarrhea and no constipation. I had my regular breakfast to start my day and getting ready for taking my morning medication. Since the forecast for today was still high temperatures close to 100F with humidity high above normal, my morning walk with Dean was again moved to between 8:00 and 8:30. Bottomline for today, I felt health wise way above how I have felt the last 5 days.

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2018-07-16 Recovery Day 497

Today was a good day. I had a good night sleep. I started the day with a good breakfast, t still followering the BRAT diet, just to be safe. During the day my stomach would once in a while rumble which was not really a big problem. For most of the day my energy level felt a bit sluggish, not sure why.

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2018-07-15 Recovery Day 496

Today was a better day. No more diarrhea resulting in a good night sleep. I started the day with a good breakfast, still following the BRAT diet. During the day my stomach would still rumble up every so often, not really a big problem. On the positive side my energy level started to raise. It looks like my bout with the diarrhea seems to be over.

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2018-07-14 Recovery Day 495

Today was another so-so day. The good news the new stronger medication kept the diarrhea in check, especially during the night. I still had to get up three times. During the day my stomach would not stop actively rumbling for a lack of a better word. On the negative side, my energy level was rather low. The good news I had no diarrhea during the day. Hopefully it will stay that way during the night and tomorrow.

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2018-07-13 Recovery Day 494

Today was a somewhat day. The diarrhea is back, starting during the night every hour. It was bit better during the day since it only happen a few times. However, especially after having had IV hydration again I just did not feel well. I did not taking any chances during the day when it came to eating, I am stayed on the special BRAT diet.

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