2019-03-18 Living with Cancer – Day 742

Today was another good day, started with me getting up at 8:00, with light sweating and dizziness. For most of the day, my shoulder and lower hip pains stayed in check. For my hip pain, I took Tylenol Arthritis which lowered the hip pain. Overall it was a good day.

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2019-03-17 Living with Cancer – Day 741

Today was another good day, that started with me sleeping in. Getting up I did have some light shoulder and hip pains, which slowly disappear during breakfast. For most of the day, my shoulder and lower hip pains stayed in check. For my hip pain, I took Tylenol Arthritis which lowered the hip pain. Overall it was a good day.

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2019-03-16 Living with Cancer – Day 740

Today was another good day that started with no dizziness or stomach issues which lasted that way all day. I did encounter some shoulder and hip pains, but those were triggered by activities, such as sitting too long in the car or restaurant or walking a long way with only a cane, not my two walking sticks. For my hip pain, I took Tylenol Arthritis which lowered the hip pain. Overall it was a good day.

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2019-03-15 Living with Cancer – Day 739

Today was another good day almost identical to yesterday. Getting downstairs after getting dressed, it took only a few minutes that I started to sweat again. However, it was a light sweat that only lasted about 30 minutes. For the rest of the day, I only had minor pain on my shoulders. For my hip pain, I took Tylenol Arthritis which seemed to have lowered the pain, I will have to keep track of it too if it really is helping. Today no dizziness nor stomach issues. Again, this may have been due to me taking the medication for it at 05:00 in the morning.

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2019-03-14 Living with Cancer – Day 738

Today was a good day I got up at 8:00 and after getting dressed a few minutes later on my way downstairs I started sweating again. I was now told that the sweating is a side effect to the Pomalyst (chemo drug) that affect 5-8 % of the MM patients. The sweating lasted this time for a full hour, which was great since I started my walk minutes later. For the rest of the day, I only had minor pain on my shoulders. For my hip pain, I tried Tylenol Arthritis, it seemed to have lowered the pain. Since 1 sample is too little, I will try it for a few more days. Today no dizziness nor stomach issues. Again, this may have been due to me took the medication for it at 05:00 in the morning.

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2019-03-13 Living with Cancer – Day 737

Today was a good day with many challenges. For starters I had to get up very early 6:30, so that Denise could drop me off before 7:30 at the cancer center for my PET/CT. The challenges were to lie still for a number of scan session. Doing so, lying on my back where all my pain points take a bit of doing. However, I made it without the need to redo any scan. Getting back home, I started to feel the various spots that I was lying on, all that I was able to do was resting, which did feel good.

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2019-03-12 Living with Cancer – Day 736

Today was a better day. For starters getting up early was not too bad since this was day two after the time change. I got up at 8:00 with lots of sweating. I had breakfast and got ready for our walk with still sweating and a bit of shoulder pain. I did not feel good after getting back from my walk. Like yesterday I was sweating a lot, my stomach felt like to throw up, and I had pain in shoulder and neck.

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2019-03-11 Living with Cancer – Day 735

Today was a better day. For starters getting up early to go for our morning walk at 9:00 instead of 10:00 is actually two hours earlier not one. I leave it to you to figure out how the change to Daylight Saving time affected the calculation. Getting up I had to deal with Sweat, Dizziness and Stomach issues.

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2019-03-10 Living with Cancer – Day 734

Today was a better day, but still not a good day. Things were a bit better after getting up. Every one of my pain locations was active. The Dilaudid I had taken hours before did help in reducing my pain a little bit. However, I still had to deal with dizziness and stomach cramps throughout for the rest of the day. AS I did for the last few days all I could do is rest to keep things in check.

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2019-03-09 Living with Cancer – Day 733

Today was a bad day. Things got bad right from the start after getting up. Every one of my pain locations was active. I had taken Dilaudid hours before but it did nothing too in reducing my pain. In addition to the pain, I also had to deal with dizziness and stomach cramps. For the rest of the day the pain, dizziness and stomach cramps hung around at different levels. All I could do was resting and getting up every once in a while.

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