Category Archives: Road to Recovery

This category is about my road to recovery from Multiple Myeloma (MM). MM is a cancer that forms in a type of white blood cell called a plasma cell. Plasma cells help you fight infections by making antibodies that recognize and attack germs.

2018-04-19 Recovery Day 409

Finally the weather has warmed up. Health wise, it was a repeat of the last few days, no treatment side effects, making this a good day. My to my vitals, they were fine. I had a good breakfast. Afterwards I took my morning medication and got ready for my morning walk with Dean. After our walk we drove to Costco for some Grocery shopping. Getting back home after unloading the groceries I did feel some back pain which I kept under control with some Tylenol.

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2018-04-18 Recovery Day 408

Another cold day, just like yesterday. Health wise, it was another good day as far as no treatment side effects. However I did have some back pain which I kept under control with some Tylenol. As to getting started this morning, after getting up I checked my vitals, which were fine, followed by breakfast. Afterwards I took my morning medication. Since today is my day off from treatment, I had signup to be the host at Big Break Visitor Center from 9:00 to 12:30. Ed came by at 8:30 to pick me up sine he too had signed up.

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2018-04-17 Recovery Day 407

If yesterday was a cold day, today was even more, especially in the morning. Health wise, it was another good day. The morning started like every day, getting up, checking my vitals, which were fine, followed by breakfast. Afterwards I took my morning medication. Since it was cold and windy I needed to figure out what to wear for my morning walk, which took some time.

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2018-04-16 Recovery Day 406

Health wise, today was another good day, ignoring the rain showers and low temperature (50F/10C). My mornings are almost identical, after getting up, I check my vitals before having breakfast. After breakfast I check my mail and held some conference calls with friends and family. I also toke my morning medication. By 9:00 I went for my morning walk with Dean. After my walk we went with shopping before I returned home to rest. After lunch I checked my to-do list before working on my stuff.

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2018-04-15 Recovery Day 405

Today almost started the same as the last three days, with no stomach issues nor any dizziness, except for my blood pressure that was a bit high. What was different was the tightness of my back, specially the muscles around my shoulder blades. After a good breakfast I rested a bit for my back to loosen up before going for my morning walk. In summary, today was a A-OK day.

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2018-04-14 Recovery Day 404

Not sure how to start today’s entry since it is the 3rd day in a row that starts of identical. In summary, it was another excellent day, with no stomach issues nor any dizziness. After a good breakfast I went for my morning walk. After a short rest we went all to grocery shopping at Walmart. Before going into details about today’s activities let me just state that health wise it was a good day, even sitting in the movie theater for 2 1/2 hours.

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2018-04-13 Recovery Day 403

Today was another excellent day. The day started again with no stomach issue nor any dizziness. This morning is a repeat of yesterday, I had a good breakfast before I started to get my walking stuff together. After a short rest and taking my regular morning medication, I figured out what to wear for this morning walk since the temperature forecast was allover the board. Most of the times I get this more wrong then right, but today I was right on.

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2018-04-12 Recovery Day 402

Today was a excellent day. The day started with no stomach issue nor any dizziness. I had a good breakfast before I started to get my walking stuff together. After a short rest and taking my regular morning medication, I needed to figure out what to wear this morning since the temperature was rather low and the forecast did not indicate a rather fast increase.

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2018-04-11 Recovery Day 401

Today was another good day. Like yesterday the day started with no stomach issues, but instead was rather dizzy. Taking my dizziness medication fixed that problem before I had to leave for my treatment at the local cancer center. After a short rest and taking my regular morning medication, Dean dropped me of at the local cancer center. Today is my all-day treatment day. Therefore there is not much to report.

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2018-04-10 Recovery Day 400

Today was another good day. Today started with no stomach issues, but instead I had a bit of dizziness. Taking my dizziness medication fixed that problem quickly. After a short rest and taking my regular morning medication, I went for my morning walk with Dean. It turned out that our walk today was about two (2) hours long thanks to running into a number of people we know that wanted to talk, getting updates from us.

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