2019-10-07 Living with Cancer Day 943

Today was another Not So Good Day. I got up again round 7:30 to do my morning chores before going downstairs. Getting downstairs my headache from yesterday was back, this time at a much lower level. Today, the walk was very taxing on my system, I therefore rested watching some recorded TV games such as the NFL Raiders game, and the Bundesliga game by Dortmund.

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2019-03-14 – Nature Photography – Flowers – Road in Bloom

Today was a somewhat good day for photography. The sunshine helped but the wind interfered sometimes with the perfect shoot. These pictures during my morning walk along Country Hills Drive. Both sides of Country Hill Drive from Deer Valley Road to Lone Tree Way, where having trees in full bloom.

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2018-09-12 Recovery Day 555

Today was another excellent day, again, no dizziness, stomach queasiness or bone pain all day long. The back pain was also gone today, all that was there was the discomfort of the shoulder, which feels like a low-level pain for a lack of a better word. It was the second day in a row that I no pain. Today was my monthly all-day treatment day.

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2018-08-15 Recovery Day 527

Another good day that started with dizziness and my stomach queasiness after getting up. I will skip the details since I mention them for the last few days. As to the Transderm Scop (Scopolamine) patch, it seems not to work. I give it another chance tomorrow when Parch Day is.

I still fall asleep unexpectedly and constantly, it happens mostly after lunch. Today it happened at the start of my treatment session.

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2018-07-18 Recovery Day 499

2018-07-18 Recovery Day 499

Today was a great day. After good sleep I got up and my breakfast. Pain wise I only had the discomfort of my spine/Back surgery. Being treatment day I went outside and took a few PICTURES of the sun rays peeking through trees etc. Getting back in I took my morning medication and got ready for Dean picking me up at 8:45 to drop me of at the cancer center.

BTW, as to the source of my diarrhea, my primary oncology doctor is absolutely sure it is the Pomalyst (chemo) drug. The plan is to reduce the dosage and see if that works.

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2018-06-20 Recovery Day 471

oday was not a good day. Sleeping was not an issue. However getting up I was hit with dizziness and nausea. I tried to rest to get both symptoms down, but no luck. Therefore I took Zofran and Meclizine, which helped. After taking my morning medication there was enough time before going for my treatment to take some pictures of Margaret’s (Dean’s wife) backyard.

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2018-06-14 Recovery Day 465

For starters today was a good day. The day started like most others, no signs of dizziness or nausea, and the pain level in my shoulder was at normal level. After breakfast and taking my medication I started watching the first half of the World Cups opening game, Russia vs Saudi Arabia. After that it was time for my morning walk with Dean. Before going into the details of my activities today, let me finish my health status during the day.

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2018-06-06 Recovery Day 457

Today was a all-day treatment day, starting at 9:00 and goes to a bit after 4:00 (09:00/16:00+). started off where the pain left me last night and all night. My day started with no signs of dizziness or nausea in the morning. I had my breakfast early and took my medication shortly after, so that I could pack up my stuff (laptop, cords , power adapters, etc). The only pain/stiffness I had was around my upper back (shoulder blades) which is something I have every day day.

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2018-05-23 Recovery Day 443

Health-wise things were not good, it started of with a good night sleep, no dizziness and good vitals. Breakfast was fine as well as my morning medication. Since it was the second Wednesday since my last treatment, today was all-day treatment day again. Dean dropped me of at the treatment center. So far, so good. After checking my vitals, taking some blood and connecting the IV to my port the show got on the road with the pre-meds followed with the Zometa infusion. Still things were good.
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2018-05-09 Recovery Day 429

Health-wise every is normal, except for the dizziness. Today is full infusion day at the local Cancer Care Center started at 9:00. Until then I check my vitals and took my medication. I check my backpack to make sure I had all my internet stuff to help me through the 8 hours, before resting for a few minutes.

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