2017-07-25 Recovery Day 141

Today turned out better than yesterday. Getting up I felt no upper leg/buttocks and foot pain. As to my shoulder-back-shoulder surgery pain is was barely notable. I helped with preparing Breakfast which resulted in my upper leg/buttocks and foot pain to show up. I rested in my recliner to reduce the pain, which did not work. After an hour I took my regiment of morning pills. Shortly after taking them I started to have some stomach cramps.

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2017-07-24 Recovery Day 140

Today turned out very different then i hoped for. Getting up I felt a bit of the upper leg/buttocks and foot pain. As to my shoulder-back-shoulder surgery pain is was barely notable. I helped with preparing Breakfast which resulted in an increase of the pain levels for my upper leg/buttocks, foot pain and shoulder-back-shoulder surgery pain. I rested in my recliner to reduce the pain, which did not work. I took my 10 Dexamethasone pills. After an hour I took my regiment of morning pills. Shortly after taking them I started to have some stomach cramps.

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2017-07-23 Recovery Day 139

Getting up this morning I felt a bit of the upper leg/buttocks and foot pain. As to my shoulder-back-shoulder surgery pain is was barely notable. Since it is Sunday, we, Dianne, Denise and I decided to go to the local café for breakfast. My pain had increased just a touch, so being brave, I agreed that after breakfast we could go to the local department store. Getting back home, I stayed outside in my garden Lounge Chair watch Dianne to do some garden work. To keep my leg pain in control, I got up from my lounge chair every hour to walk around a bit. Around lunch time I got as it started to get hot and it was time to go inside.

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2017-07-22 Recovery Day 138

Today turn out no different than the last few days, nothing but pain. The main pain locations are both of my upper buttocks and the shoulder-back-shoulder pain. I tried everything to lower the pain, resting for awhile, trying to walking it off, nothing help. Even sitting outside did not help today. It is frustrating that as my chemo treatment is coming to an end, my pain is increasing and can not be controlled.

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2017-07-21 Recovery Day 137

Getting up this morning I was hoping for a better day than the last two days. Sadly it did not turn out that way. All morning long my left foot, up to my knee, and both of my upper buttocks were in pain that would not go away. I tried everything, resting for awhile, try walking it off, nothing help. Even sitting outside for lunch with my Premonus colleagues did not help today.

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2017-07-20 Recovery Day 136

Getting up this morning I still had some dizziness from yesterday to overcome. However, it did slowly disappear and instead My lower back started to hurt. I slowly moved upstairs into my office getting ready for my 8:00 AM conference call with some of my colleagues. As to my pain, it was not good, first my lower back, and later the shoulder pain. I took my 9:00 Dilaudid at 9:30. Guess what, I got dizzy again. I immediately rested to get the dizziness down and the shoulder pain to slowly drop.

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2017-07-19 Recovery Day 135

Many of the regular reader may be wondering why the posting for the 19th July is 24 hours late. The reason will become aberrant as I outline what took place.

The day started off fine with a scheduled Skype session with Francois and my daily FaceTime call with Ray. During both of those calls I was overcome by dizziness. I took the medication that I got for it which worked well for a few hours.

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2017-07-18 Recovery Day 134

Getting up this morning I felt none of the upper leg/buttocks, foot pain and shoulder-back-shoulder surgery pains. By the time I got downstairs and had helped with the breakfast my shoulder-back-shoulder pains were back again. Since I had a 9:00 Physical Therapy session, I rested in my recliner to reduce the pain level.

The Physical Therapy session turned out to be a good one. I got answers to my questions and modifications, alternate way, to two of my exercises. Most of the time was spend applying deep soft tissue mobilization on my shoulder-back-shoulder area to loosen up my muscles. It really works, sadly only for a few hours.

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2017-07-17 Recovery Day 133

Getting up this morning I feel of the upper leg/buttocks and foot pain, but by the time I got downstairs they showed up just a little bit. As to my shoulder-back-shoulder surgery pain they were barely notable. Since it is weekday, I help with breakfast, which resulted in an increase of my shoulder-back-shoulder pain. After breakfast I went outside to rest in my Garden Lounge Chair. I had my Skype session with Jurgen and my FT sessions with my uncle Don and Ray, outside from my Lounge Chair. By lunch time the pain were mostly gone. I stayed in after lunch since the temperature started to rise again towards 95 F.

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2017-07-16 Recovery Day 132

Getting up this morning was no different from the last two days, I still feel a bit of the upper leg/buttocks and foot pain, but by the time I get downstairs they are almost gone. As to my shoulder-back-shoulder surgery pain they were barely notable. Since it is Sunday, we, Dianne, Denise and I decided to go to the local café for breakfast. Getting back home, I decided to provide Dianne company during her garden work by staying outside in my garden Lounge Chair. Around lunch time it got to about 100F signaling that it was time to go inside.

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