2019-07-15 Living with Cancer Day 861

Today was a good day, It did not start of that way, around 30 minutes after midnight I woke up with the urge to vomit. For the next 15 minutes the urge did not go away. Before getting back to bed I took a Zofran and elevate my upper body position which help in lowering the urge over time and letting me get to sleep, still waking up every 30 to 45 minutes.

Getting up I had the usual light dizziness, stomach ache, and sweating. As to my shoulder pain it was at the normal level, I do however, in preparation to not have my shoulder plate’s pain get out of control, take two Tylenol, which keep it at an acceptable level.

After my upstairs morning routine I went downstairs to have a light breakfast, not to tax my stomach. Before resting, I did my morning chores, which got me sweating again. I therefore rested to allow the sweating to stop so that I could get ready for my morning walk with Dean.

Today’s walk was a bit shorter than those of last week, the reason being that the temperature was already high at 8:00, with high humidity and a lift warm breeze. Our route starts towards the Black Diamond School before turning around and towards Wolf Way. We noticed that the walk towards the School is in full sun, whereas Wolf Way is in shade. Starting tomorrow we will just walk down Wolf Way for about 20-25 before turning around.

Returning home, Dean made a few more minor adjustment to the wheels of the walker and replaced the worn-out ski. I got ready to take my antibiotics before joining him as an observer. After we got the walker fixed it was time to get ready for my FaceTime call with Ray.

After the call I rested until lunch, reading my email and the news. I dozed off once for about 15 minutes. After lunch, I did some googling for things I had written down sometime ago, but never found the time to do the research. Most of it has to do with how the various application interact between the different devices, Laptop, tablet and smart phone.

At 2:30 Dean picked me up to drop me off at the Cancer Center for my followup appointment with my Oncology Doctor. The appointment was very short since neither I nor Dianne had any question because of the positive number of the Myeloma Table. Wednesday’s treatment will tell us if the platelet count is stable or not, given an indication about the effectiveness of this treatment combo.

Getting back home, it was time to rest and start this blog entry, Dinner was not too far away either. After dinner, we watch some TV to relax before it was time to retire for the day.