2019-09-17 Living with Cancer Day 923

Today was *** not a good*** day. I had to get up very early for my 7:00 whole body PET/CT. The procedure starts with me being injected a radiated sugar solution. After that I have to wait about an hour for the solution to spread through my body. Finally, I get to lie down on the PET/CT slap, get position right. Since the room is very cold, I am covered in layers of blankets. The whole scan took about an hour. By the time I got back home almost 3 hours have gone by. Lying on that slap for an hour with very little cushioning was not good for my neck, shoulder and back. In addition, my stomach started to act up, I therefore decided to go back to bed and have a sleep until noon.

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2019-09-16 Living with Cancer Day 922

Today was another good day. I got up at 7:45, my regular time, and had my morning breakfast and regular medication before 8:00. Just as I was getting ready for my walk with Dean at 8:30, it started to rain. Calling Dean, we agreed to wait until 9:00 to see if the rain ad stopped. It turned out the rain had started just before 9:00 and lasted for another 15 minutes. Having watch the weather channel, the weather was about to change to thunderstorms. We decided to stay home for today, not taking a chance of another rain period and/or Thunderstorms.

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2019-09-15 Living with Cancer Day 921

Today was good day. It started with me with getting up at 7:45 to be ready for my morning breakfast and regular medication before 8:00 – 8:15. After breakfast, I can’t eat anything until 9:00 – 9:15, which is the time slot to take my antibiotics. After having taken my antibiotics I am able to eat again. Being Sunday, I did not go out for a walk, I made up for this later during the day. I rested, getting the sleep apnea setup ready for later this evening.

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2019-09-14 Living with Cancer Day 920

Today was not a bad day. It started off with getting up at my regular time, 7:15 to be ready at 8:30 for my morning walk with Dean. Today’s walk was a bit longer, something that has not happened over the last few days. The increase is only about 5 minutes, but that is better than nothing. However, getting back inside, I did feel that my back pain had increased since I started the walk. It took me about 15 minutes to get the pain level back down.

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2019-09-13 Living with Cancer Day 919

Today was another so-so day. It started off with getting up at my regular time, 7:15 to be ready at 8:30 for my morning walk. My vitals at that time were BP 115/74 P65, Temp 97.5. I had for breakfast the left over half of yesterday’s breakfast from Denny’s. It was something Dianne and I have been doing for sometime, split our breakfasts in half, since it is just too much, even the senior 55+ sizes. I was ready at 8:30 for my walk with Dean, but it tired out he slept in, we therefore started our walk at 8:45.

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2019-09-12 Living with Cancer Day 918

Today was a better so-so day. It started off with getting up early at 6:30 for Dean take me Quest Laboratory at 7:45 for the trough test at 8:00. My vitals at that time were BP 114/75 P90, Temp 98.9. I was done with Quest by 8:15, and we went to Denny’s for breakfast, we got back home just before 9:00 for my antibiotics. My vitals at that time were BP 122/70 P78, Temp 99.1, by early afternoon it was back down to 98.8F.

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2019-09-11 Living with Cancer Day 917

Today was a bad day. My day started off with stomach cramps, lightheadedness, and a light fever. In additions, I started to encounter heavy periods of sweating that lasted anywhere from 15 to 60 minutes. My vitals were, Blood Pressure 137/78 Pulse 62 and a temperature of 99.1F. Because of the high temperature, stomach cramps, sweating and lightheadedness I skip walking today, which as it turns our was not a bad decision. As I started to walk around inside the problem with the pain below my right hip, possible muscle pain, made it difficult to walk. The pain disperses when sitting down or resting in the recliner.

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2019-09-10 Living with Cancer Day 916

Today was a so-so day. My day started off around 7:30 getting ready for my walk with Dean. I still have some stomach cramps and lightheadedness, which are less than yesterday. My vitals were, Blood Pressure 131/79 Pulse 57 and a temperature of 98.1F. By 4:00 PM the temperature has risen to 99.1F and stayed around for the rest of the day.

Moving around during the day was still a problem as the pain below my right hip, possible muscle pain, made it difficult to walk. The pain disperses when sitting down or resting in the recliner. As I mention yesterday, I will have to report this tomorrow to my Oncology doctor during my followup meeting.

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2019-09-09 Living with Cancer Day 915

I am sorry for not having blogged the last few weeks, but things were are a bit hectic with spending 5 weekends in the hospital only to be told they found nothing other than I needed hydration, which takes between 3 and 4 hours for 2 Liters. It was frustrating spending all the time in a hospital. In addition to the hospital stays there were doctors appointment, additional hydration sessions at the local cancer center and lap draws. The only good news, my last weekly chemo treatment was on the 21 August. I am now on a monthly (28 days) cycle, the first one will be the 18th September.

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2019-09-06 Quick Update

Quick Update that I am still alive. Having gone through a period of bad and good days, with the bad having be in the majority, I had little time to do my daily blogging. Most time was spent either having to catch up with work that was to be done during the bad days, or having treatment days and new specially doctor’s appointments in an effort to figure out some new symptoms (side effects) treatment. Starting tomorrow, Dianne will be able to administer Hydration for me each day thanks to Sutter Health Home Care Services. This will be a great time saver.

More on that as I hope to resume my daily Living with Cancer blogging.