2019-07-08 Living with Cancer Day 855

Today was a so-so day. I got up around 6:50 to start my morning routine, however
since getting up I was hit by Dizziness, Stomach Aches, sweating and shortness of breath. I canceled my morning work and instead took some oxygen to overcome the shortness of breath. Around 9:00 my breathing was back to normal, which was good enough to go out for my morning walk with Dean along our Southern Route. Close to the end of the walk I again was faced with shortness of my breather.

Getting back home, with a number of stops at the end of the walk. Dean joined me to help with getting the big oxygen concentrator started, which it provides constant O2 flow, in contrast to the portable unit which pushes out O2 when it detects you are breathing in via the nose. Dean stayed for a while, watching part of the Gold Cup Final, the USA vs Mexico game which Mexico won.

After 30 minutes I stopped using Oxygen which had helped with overcoming my shortness of breath. It seems that whenever I get active, like moving around, the shortness is back. Also during my walks, if I talk for an extended time, no oxygen is going through the nose, because I use my mouth for speaking and air intake.

I prepared lunch shortly after Dean left. After lunch, I continued to rest since my energy was getting low and I noticed that my breathing became harder because of the shortness.

There is not much more to write about, who wants to know my late afternoon routine. Today’s outside temperature was only 78F, 14F less than yesterday’s 92F. The humidity was still high and there was not much of breeze.

It was time to start writing this blog entry. Not much happened for the rest of the day, we had dinner at our usual time and continued to relax and watch some more TV until it was time to retire.