2019-11-21 Living with Cancer Day 988

Today was a special day! The only appointment was with UCSF at Parnassus Heights at 11:00. Getting up early at again to be ready to leave the house by 8:30.

We left the house at 8:30 for our 11:00 appointment; we arrived at 10:45 after 2 hr 15 min. After some lab draws, CBC, CMP and MM panel, we waited for about 15 minutes before my vitals were taken and shortly after we had our meeting with my UCSF Oncology doctor, Nina Shah.

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2019-11-20 Living with Cancer Day 987

Today was yet another good day! Since I had no appointments, I got up around 8:00 thinking it was Thursday, Garbage collection day, after I was done and downstairs looking at my schedule I noticed my mistake. As to my Dizziness and Stomach cramps it was at a very, very level. I had a small breakfast so that I could take my medication on not an empty stomach. The rest of the morning was walking and shopping with Dean.

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2019-11-19 Living with Cancer Day 986

Today was yet another so-so day! Since I got a 9:00 appointment, I got up around 7:30, only to deal with some Dizziness and Stomach cramps. I ate a small breakfast so that I could take my medication on not an empty stomach. Dianne came at 8:30 to take me for my 9:00 to Sutter Delta MR for a Blood transfusion. It took over an hour before the infusion was started, on the good news side they had other. Breakfast for me and took my lunch order.

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2019-11-18 Living with Cancer Day 985

Today was yet another so-so day! Around 7:15 I checked my Temperature which was normal at 98.8F. However, I was hit by Strong Dizziness and Stomach un-settlement. I could not keep my eyes open and therefore I am staid in bed until about 8:39 since Dianne was going to pick me up and take me to my Dentist for a Crown. It took 2 1/2 hours for making a temporarily crown. In 3 weeks I will get my permanent crown.

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2019-11-17 Living with Cancer Day 984

Today was yet another so-so day, the plan, like yesterday, was to get up earlier to have breakfast with Dieter, or at least up to say goodbye as they are leaving for Valencia (Southern California), a 6-hour drive. I did get up early and was downstairs around 8:30, enough time to talk a bit before seeing them off around 9:00. We got word that they arrived safely at home around 2:00 PM, Dieter is a speed daemon 🙂

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2019-11-16 Living with Cancer Day 983

Today was another so-so day, the plan was to get up a bit earlier for Saturday since Dieter, Renee and Carsten had arrived late last night for a short visit. However, I was hit by dizziness and some stomach issues, I, therefore, slept in. Getting downstairs around 9:30 I had a light breakfast before taking my medication. Dianne hooked me up for my hydration so that it was done by lunchtime. I rested during the hydration which helped with my dizziness going down.

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2019-11-15 Living with Cancer Day 982

Today was a so-so day, it started very early as I had an appointment with my Spine Doctor at 7:30. Right afterward I had the Sutter Home Care Nurse come by for her weekly checkup and inserting a new needle into my Power Port for my daily Hydration and Chemo Treatment. After she left I went for my daily walk. Since it is Friday, I got ready for lunch with my ex-colleagues from Premenos. By the time they left, my energy level was way down, time for me to rest.

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2019-11-14 Living with Cancer Day 981

Today was another good day, however, it was very busy starting after getting up @ 8:00. My morning chores included a lot of other stuff which changed my schedule a bit, such as starting my walk from 9:00 to 9:45. Since my upstairs chores included some physical work, I needed to rest for 15 minutes before going downstairs.

Once downstairs I had a quick breakfast and took all my medication. After a short rest, I started my walk with Dean at 9:45 getting back at 10:30.

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2019-11-13 Living with Cancer Day 980

Today was another good day, though the night was not. As during the first and second cycle, week 1, day 1, had as a side effect that I would be sweating after going to bed from about 11:00 PM to 5:00 AM from head to toe. I had it again, being preparing, I covered the bed with two large towels, which I change when I had to get up around midnight and later at 3:00 AM. Today’s treatment was part 2 of the Kyprolis/Cytoxan treatment week. Next week will be week 3, after which I will be off for a week. After that, we repeat the whole cycle again.

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2019-11-12 Living with Cancer Day 979

Today was another so-so day. Since my treatment today was too started at 9:00, I got up early at 7:00. My temperature was a bit elevated at 99.1F, hopefully, it will be done by the time of treatment. By the time I finished my morning chores and going downstairs, it was 7:30. I had a good breakfast; creamy cheese on German Rye Bread. After taking my antibiotics and regular medication I got ready for Dianne to pick me up to take me to the cancer center for my treatment.

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