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.

2017-12-13 Recovery Day 282

It gets difficult to write an introduction when the last few days have been identical. So here we go, today was another great day, no lightheadedness and no stomach issues. Last but not least, my shoulder discomfort is still there, it does not bothering me for most of the day, except by the end of the day when the pain is more noticeable.

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2017-12-12 Recovery Day 281

Today was another great day!. As to the pain and other symptoms, the are identical to the last two days, no lightheadedness and no stomach crampswhen getting up. My shoulder discomfort is there but is not bothering me as it did before and on the end of the day my shoulder/back pain is more noticeable.

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2017-12-11 Recovery Day 280

Today was a great day!. Like yesterday I had no lightheadedness getting up and no stomach cramps. Also my shoulder discomfort is not bothering as much as before for most of the day. At day’s end my shoulder/back pain is more noticeable which is normal

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2017–12–10 Recovery Day 279

Today was a good day, with no exception. I had no lightheadedness getting up and no stomach cramps. Even my shoulder discomfort seemed to be a level lower and less notable.

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2017-12-09 Recovery Day 278

Today was a good day, with an exception. I still had some lightheadedness getting up, but no stomach cramps. The lightheadedness disappeared quickly. However it reappeared at the end of a car ride. It finally stopped an hour later. Like yesterday, not counting my shoulder discomfort, I had no pain for the rest of the day.

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2017-12-08 Recovery Day 277

Today was a good day. Yes, I had some lightheadedness getting up, but no stomach cramps. The lightheadedness disappeared shortly after breakfast. For the first time in a long time I had almost no pain for the rest of the day. My shoulder discomfort is still there and when walking for a few minutes or standing the discomfort gets larger, but no pain.

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2017-12-07 Recovery Day 276

Today was another so-so day the problem being again lightheadedness and stomach cramps. As before the problem started after getting up. I only had dry toast for breakfast to eliminate the possibility of vomiting. Again, as before by 9:00 the symptoms disappeared allowing me to have my morning walk. After the walk the lightheadedness and stomach cramps returned briefly at a lower level. By lunch time the symptoms were gone for the rest of the day. BTW, my back pain is present all day at various levels. For now I will accept it, but I am looking that the pain slowly starts to get less and less.

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2017-12-06 Recovery Day 275

Today was another so-so day the problem being again lightheadedness and stomach cramps. The problem started today after getting up. I had only dry toast for breakfast to eliminate the possibility of vomiting. Because of the early signs, including the possibility of vomiting when in a car, I did not attend the early Coffee and Talk session at the Big Break Regional Park. Interesting by 9:00 the symptoms disappeared allowing me to have my morning walk. However, after lunch they were back for about another hour before disappearing for the rest of the day.

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2017-12-05 Recovery Day 274

Today was another bad day the problem being again lightheadedness and stomach cramps. The problem started like yesterday about an hour after my morning walk, suddenly I had stomach cramps followed a bit later with lightheadedness. Resting got it under control, but the moment I start moving around to do some things, both came back. In the late afternoon both were gone but instead my back/shoulder discomfort appeared which required me to rest again.

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2017-12-04 Recovery Day 273

Today was again a so-so day with the back pain being the problem. Starting of the day the back pain was like all mornings. The problem started about an hour after my morning walk, suddenly my left shoulder started to have some real pain. I had to take after lunch Dilaudid to get the pain under control. I need to explain the difference between my back and shoulder pain.

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