2019-07-18 Living with Cancer Day 864

Today was a good day, it was also a very busy day. It started off a bit slow, after waking up around 3:00 am I had trouble getting back to sleep, so I took a Zofran which help in letting me get to sleep until 5:00.

Getting up I had the usual light dizziness, stomach ache, and sweating. As for my shoulder pain, it was at a normal level. I did, however, take two Tylenol to ensure that my shoulder pain would not get out of control and remain at an acceptable level.

After my upstairs morning routine, which included a few extras, 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 longer than yesterday, (the same high temperature at 8:00, with high humidity and a lift warm breeze). I use our new route starting down Wolf Way for about 20-25 before turning around. The difference between the two routes is shade, it allows me to have fewer stops on the return which in both cases was an 8-12% Grade. Currently, we go at about 0.5 Miles. As my breathing intake gets better we continue to increase the distance.

Returning back home, Dean had to do a few things at his place, and I needed to get my clothing change for our sightseeing/shopping trip. The reason for us diving around until about noon is, what else would we be doing, sitting alone at home watching tv?

It turns out, we stop at Costco for gas (petrol) and at Sam’s Club for some special hydration water, recommended by one of my oncology doctors. We got all 4 cases they had on sale. During our drive I got a FaceTime call from Ray, we kept it short and will have a longer one tomorrow.

After getting back home I rested until lunch, reading my email and the news. After lunch, I did some clean up of my cabling for the devices I have in my recliner corner. After that, I googled applications I have on my laptop but have not used for some time to find out what they do, if it is nothing that I do now or later, it was uninstalled.

BTW, yesterday at the Cancer Center was my 4th treatment cycle. The CBC numbers and a positive number of the Myeloma Table were very good, better than expected. A possible sign that this may be a treatment that will last longer than the others. Next week’s CDC number will tell us if the downtrend will continue.

Getting back to today, when I got home, it was time to rest and start this blog entry, including the two for Tuesday 16th July and yesterday 17th July. Dinner was not too far away either, however, I only got today’s entry done, leaving me to work for tomorrow. After dinner, we watch some TV to relax before it was time to retire for the day.