Monthly Archives: August 2018

2018-08-31 Recovery Day 543

Today got off to a rough start but turned out to be a GREAT one. I had to get up a bit earlier to make it for my 8:00 morning pickup. Because I started off rushing things, such as my breakfast, my system started to get overloaded. Slowing down got me back on track, ready to have a good day. My shoulder pain level was high but taken two Tylenol did the trick for the day. Health-wise I was fine all day, keeping my pain levels in check resting when needed and watching my movements during the outdoor activities.

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2018-08-30 Recovery Day 542

Today was a OK day that started off good. Around lunchtime the pain in my shoulder acted up, it may have been because during my morning walk I moved my head too far back following a hawk putting on a good show. I noticed that as time progressed some low-level pain in my shoulder. However, it stayed at a low level until I ended my shopping at Home Depot before lunch. I got the pain under control with Tylenol and resting before I visited the Dentist.

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2018-08-29 Recovery Day 541

Another good day that started not so good. I had trouble sleeping due to a sharp pain in my shoulder and lower back area. I had to take a Dilaudid again. By the time I got up the pain was manageable. As to the dizziness, stomach queasiness or bone pain, there were none. Since we had workers coming at 9:00 and it was Dean’s off day, I started my walk early around 7:45, for most of the walk there was no pain other than at the start.

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2018-08-28 Recovery Day 540

Today was another good day that again started with no dizziness, stomach queasiness or bone pain after getting up. However, my shoulder pain, was at a higher pain level than normally. Also, I still feel the pain on my right side in the area where I fell. Just before lunchtime my shoulder pain and that from the fall on my right side had increased to a level that I was thinking of not attending today’s support group meeting. However, after lunch, both pains had dropped back to a low level that allowed me to attend the meeting.

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2018-08-27 Recovery Day 539

Today was a good day that started with no dizziness, stomach queasiness or bone pain after getting up. Even the shoulder pain, a result of the spine surgery, was at a low pain level. However, it did feel pain on my right side of the area I fell on yesterday. As the day progress the stiffness did not disappear, actually, my shoulder pain level also increased. I seem to have overdone my activity instead of resting.

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2018-08-26 Recovery Day 538

Today was a unexpected day, it started off as a very good day with no dizziness, stomach queasiness or bone pain after getting up. Even the shoulder pain, a result of the spine surgery, was at a low pain level. We got up on our normal Sunday morning time and had a good breakfast, home-made waffles with warm strawberries, pineapple and bananas. We waited for the sun to warm up the outside before starting our morning walk.

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2018-08-25 Recovery Day 537

Today was another so-so day, it almost was a very bad day. Like yesterday, on the positive side, the day started with no dizziness, stomach queasiness or bone pain after getting up. However, on the shoulder pain side, a result of the spine surgery, things were so bad that I stayed in bed. Dianne even brought my breakfast, homemade McMuffin, up to me. To get the pain under control I took a Dilaudid (hydromorphone hydrochloride). I stayed in bed until lunchtime, by which the pain level was way down.

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2018-08-24 Recovery Day 536

Today was a so-so day. On the positive side, the day started with no dizziness, stomach queasiness or bone pain after getting up. My shoulder pain, results of the spine surgery, was acting up a bit. This is nothing new as I have gotten used to it. I will most likely have this for the rest of my life. I took some Naproxen Sodium (Aleve) to lower the pain level for my upcoming morning walk. Things stayed on the positive side until after lunch, around 1:00 PM, when my left shoulder side started to hurt. It felt like a muscle pain, especially when trying to move my left arm.

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2018-08-23 Recovery Day 535

Today was a good day. No dizziness and stomach queasiness at the start of my day! Even the bone pain in both of my hips seems to be gone, which normally stops a day or two earlier after treatment. Normally it lasts no more than 4 days after treatment, this time it took 6 days. I expected to be tired for most of the day after yesterdays long day which lasted to around 11:00 PM. In summary, today was a good day.

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2018-08-22 Recovery Day 534

Let’s start by explaining why this posting was not available yesterday – IT HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH ANY HEALTH ISSUE!!! It was the lack of time as you will see in a moment.

Today (22nd August) was a good day, again with some unexciting start of the day. Getting up I had to rush to the bathroom because of some dry-heaving which lasted about 5 minutes. I went back to bed for an hour and getting a second time up, no dizziness and stomach queasiness for the rest of the day, which was important since I had signed up for some late evening session with the East Bay Regional Park District part of my Docent training.

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