Tag Archives: Back Pain

2018-08-14 Recovery Day 526

Another good day with dizziness and my stomach queasiness when first getting up. Taking Zofran and Meclizine got it under control before breakfast. The added Transderm Scop (Scopolamine) patch should start working by tomorrow. Tomorrow is my treatment day, the first within my 4-week cycle, 1 on 3 off. It will be interesting to see how this will affect the good days I had lately.

One side effect I encountered today was that after lunch I was falling asleep unexpectedly and constantly. This happened during the support group meeting, at home during the dinner and writing this posting. It took some energy, especially writing this article, to stay on course.

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2018-08-10 Recovery Day 522

Today was a good day with somewhat unexpected complication at the start of the day. For most of the day, there were no side effects or pains (the exception being the surgery related shoulder pain). As to the complication, today was what we call “Patch Day“. In the morning Dianne changes my Fentanyl patches which is my baseline pain control. The patch is a transdermal system delivering 100 mcg/hr for 72 hrs. I use two patches for 200 mcg. This morning after changing the patches, I suddenly got very dizzy and my stomach got queasy. I took immediately Zofran and Meclizine which got it under control. By the time I was ready for my walk, everything was back to normal.

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2018-08-07 Recovery Day 519

Continuing with another good day that has no side effects or pains (the exception being the surgery related shoulder pain). We still have to deal with severe air pollution caused by the nearby wildfires. It is starting to affect our breathing. Today the smog stayed around for most of the day as we were not able to see Mount Diablo at all.

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2018-08-06 Recovery Day 518

Yet another good day with no side effects or bone pains, with the exception of my surgery related shoulder pain. I hope as time goes on that that issue goes away, if not it is something to work on to figure out. Talking about heath, the air was rather full of smog from the nearby wildfires, lucky for us it was at a high level not affecting our breathing.

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2018-08-05 Recovery Day 517

Today was another good day, this makes it four days of taking Pomalyst with no side effects or pains during the day. The only pain I encountered from time to time is my shoulder pain on days when I have extended walking activities using my cane instead of my walking sticks. I hope as time goes on that this issue goes away, if not it is something to work on to figure out.

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2018-08-04 Recovery Day 516

Another good day with no side effects or pains during the day. This is day three since taking Pomalyst which in the past showed side effects by this time. The only pain I encountered was my shoulder pain because of the extended walking activities without my walking sticks. I normally use a cane during regular walking and walking sticks when going for my exercise walks. I guess there is a difference that is noticeable and causes pain in my shoulder. Something to work on to figure out.

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2018-08-03 Recovery Day 515

Healthwise another good day with no apparent side effect or pains during my walk. This is day two since taking Pomalyst, the chemo pill, which in the past was the day when side effects showed up. The only pain I encountered today was my shoulder pain because of the household activities I did in the afternoon.

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2018-07-24 Recovery Day 505

Today was a bad day. The diarrhea was back starting right after eating something. Sleeping last night was ok since I only got up once. As to the day itself, I only had to go once around 8:30. I was sure the day get better. However, as the rest of the day moved along my energy level dropped more and more.

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2018-07-23 Recovery Day 504

Today was a better day. The diarrhea seemed to start to get under control. I only got up once last night. As to the day itself, I only had to go once around 8:30. The rest of the day I started feeling better as the day moved along. For lunch and dinner I stuck to the BRAT diet. I hope that the improvement will continue through the tonight.

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2018-07-22 Recovery Day 503

Today was another bad day. The diarrhea continued to keep me up all night and continued through the day. I was able to have the BRAT breakfast and lunch. Since I stayed at home today, I decided to take PHOTOS of things in our backyard, such as the many garden nick-nacks we have. Slowly during the afternoon my discomfort improved a bit, but not enough that one can call it is over.

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