2019-03-04 Living with Cancer – Day 728

Today was a OK day, I still have to deal with light stomach cramps, some dizziness and shoulder pain at the start of my day. Sometimes I also have a deal with sweating right after I got up and are dressed to go downstairs. Today I was a bit lucky as I did not sweat at the beginning but at the start of our morning walk. As to my shoulder pain, it increased as the day progressed, however, it was not bad enough to take some Dilaudid.

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2018-10-19 Recovery Day 592

Good news, another great day! However, I overdid it a bit, more about that later. Health-wise, things were good today, no dizziness or stomach issues all day. Again, like yesterday, a little bit of bone pain in my ankles and hips, but not as bad as a few days ago.

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2018-10-03 Recovery Day 576

Today was like yesterday another great day, with no health issues all day long. Like yesterday, it could have been an excellent day had it not been again for some soreness in my joints, such as my knees, hips, etc. There is nothing else to add, other than making the point that this is the second day in a row that could have been excellent.

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2018-09-20 Recovery Day 563

Today was a good day, until the evening. No dizziness, stomach problems, or bone or back pain getting up this morning. No health related issues related to the treatment during the day which was a good sign that the side effects from the treatment day seem to be over, especially those from the Zometa. However as the evening approaches my shoulder pain acted up, this time no Tylenol helped, only rest did.

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2018-09-05 Recovery Day 548 [UPDATED]

Today was a so-so day. It started off good with no dizziness, stomach queasiness or bone pain. Shortly around 10:00, after my outing at Big Break’s short Delta News session, I again had spasms in my left arm. They lasted until about noon. The rest of the day things were back to normal.

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2018-08-31 Recovery Day 543

Today got off to a rough start but turned out to be a GREAT one. I had to get up a bit earlier to make it for my 8:00 morning pickup. Because I started off rushing things, such as my breakfast, my system started to get overloaded. Slowing down got me back on track, ready to have a good day. My shoulder pain level was high but taken two Tylenol did the trick for the day. Health-wise I was fine all day, keeping my pain levels in check resting when needed and watching my movements during the outdoor activities.

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2018-08-09 Recovery Day 521

Today was a good day with no side effects or pains (the exception being the surgery related shoulder pain). Since I was very active in the morning, I was surprised to learn that I was able to control my pain effectively. I did, however, require lots of rest in the afternoon.

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2018-06-21 Recovery Day 472

Today was a very good day. Sleeping was not an issue, except that around 1 o’clock I was woken up by some loud screaming from the house next door. It took some time to get back in to my rhythm to sleep. I started my day at 7:00 with a light breakfast to overcome dizziness. Since the goal was to leave at 8:30 instead of 9:00 to beat the heat, it was important to figure out was I health wise ready.

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2018-05-02 Recovery Day 422 [Updated]

Weather-wise sill the same as the last few days, somewhat warm to cool and very windy. Health-wise it started the same as the last few days, getting up with some dizziness. I started with breakfast before taking my morning medication. I check my vitals which were OK, no change from the norm. After a small rest my dizziness had disappeared and it was time to get ready for Dean to pick me up.

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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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