2020-02-10 Living with Cancer Day 1069

2020-02-10 Living with Cancer Day 1069

Summary
Today was a so-so day, pain levels good in the morning, increased a bit in the afternoon. The second so was about falling asleep a lot in the afternoon, not able to complete or start planned activities.

Waking Up is – 06:00:34 PST, 41°F Clear, Antioch, CA
I woke up on time to assemble the weather data for Steve @ KTVU FOX Channel 2. Around 6:30 I am done and ready to submit my data. Afterward, I spend some time checking my email, tweets and news addressed for me. By the time I am done it’s time to get up.

Getting Up – 07:05:27 PST, 43°F Clear, Antioch, CA
I got dressed around 7:00 and dressed shortly after. I spend some time in my office to minimize what I use each day. I also spend time on sorting through my wardrobe, looking for my spring clothing.

By the end of my activities, my pain level has increased to a point that required me to rest.

Downstairs – 08:05:57 PST, 46°F Clear, Antioch, CA
Getting downstairs I rested for a while before I had breakfast and took my morning medication. Next, I continued to check my emails and personalize news. I was done just time for my 9:00 Antibiotics and Dianne picking me up for my Doctor’s Appointment.

Blood Draw & Doctor Appointment – 09:05:22 PST, Antioch, CA
We arrived 10 minutes early at the Cancer Center and after a short wait my blood was drawn. The CBC Numbers were not good, especially the WBC which drop from 4.2 to 1.6, Platelets from 153 to 125 and NEUT 3.5 to 1.00. The worries are the WBC and NEUT numbers since the drop below the minimum range.

For now, they stopped me taking my Chemo pill, Venclexta.

Grocery Outlet – 10:15:05 PST, 59°F Clear, Antioch, CA
After returning home from the Cancer Center, I checked with Dean about his plan for the morning, since Dean was busy after lunch, we agreed to go to Burlington and Grocery Outlet stores.

During the Burlington visit, walking for about 10 minutes, my lower back pain level rose to level 9, almost 10. I had a hard time getting out of the store.

The long drive to Grocery Outlet helped with bringing the pain down, enough to take some pictures.

Lunch – 12:05:16 PST, 64°F Clear, Antioch, CA
We got back in time for lunch, I started right away in preparing my lunch sandwich, actually bagel today, with German Liverwurst and Brie cheese. It was delicious!!!

After lunch, I fell asleep and did not wake up until Kenji called me on FaceTime around 1:50,

FaceTime with Kenji – 13:50:13 PST, 70°F Clear, Antioch, CA
Kenji was early with his FaceTime call. We talked for about 40 minutes. Right after hanging up on Kenji, Dianne came home. We chatted for some time over how our day was. After about 30 minutes I fell asleep again.

Rest of Day – 17:56:40 PST, 64°F Clear, Antioch, CA
Not much more to write, since I slept for most of the time. Shortly after my FaceTime session with Kenji, Dianne came home, we chatted a bit as she did some work and look after my medication for the week. Soon dinner was ready, which I had no problem to make it through, but shortly after, I fell asleep, waking up around 7:00 (19:00). I went upstairs for my shower and afterward to bed.

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