2019-02-03 Living with Cancer – Day 699

Today was a so-so day. For most part of the day I had to deal with either stomach cramps, dizziness, sweating and lack of concentration. Like yesterday I was able to get some things done, but at a slower pace.

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2019-01-22 Living with Cancer – Day 687

Today was another bad day, it was not as bad as yesterday, but bad enough that I had to stay home and monitor my Temperature since I woke up with 100.5F. Taking Tylenol I got to down to 98.4F, but after a few hours, it was back up at 99.F. Besides my shoulder were in pain, I also had stomach issues, and my mouth was filled with some bad metallic taste.

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2019-01-22 – Nature Photography – Our Backyard Friends, Set 2

Today was health-wise a very bad day, limiting me to stay home. Therefore my photo subjects were also limited. I decided to take another set of PICTURES featuring our Backyard Friends, a Squirrel, and many different birds. I had hoped to get more photos, but sometimes you don’t get what you want.

The negative part of taking the photos is that I did not have a longer lens for my Sony SLT-A77, maybe I should have used my Panasonic DC-ZS70 or Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 camera. There is always – next time!

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2019-01-20 Living with Cancer – Day 685

Today was another so-so day, starting off the way the last seven days did. Getting up, I noticed tightness in my shoulder which was hurting as well, something that I had not before. The tightness/ain stayed around for most of the day, even after resting at home. In the past, I would take some Tylenol for the pain, which I did but it did not help today. Besides the pain, my mouth was filled with some bad taste. I have had this before and was told that it is a side effect mostly from the chemo treatment. Guess I will have to live with it for now.

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2019-01-20 – Nature Photography – Our Backyard Friends

The forecast for the day was on and off rain showers, which eliminate walking and taking outdoor pictures. Therefore I took Dianne’s suggestion to take today’s PICTURES of our Backyard Friends, a Squirrel and Scrub Jay which liked eating some nuts we leave for them. I had to wait sometime before they both decided to show up, the good news they did show up. The negative part of taking the photos is that I did not have a longer lens for my Sony SLT-A77, maybe I should have used my Panasonic DC-ZS70 or Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 camera. There is always – next time!

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2019-01-14 – Nature Photography, Birds

Another day trying to take pictures of Mount Diablo from another location that was not used before. Dianne convinced me to take some PICTURES of the birds that visit our backyard.

I was lucky since our Humming Bird was visiting his feeder close enough for some photos, our Scrub Jay also wanted to be photographed. However, there was a third bird in our back yard, a Hawk. You will see him, out of focus, in the background underneath the Hummingbird Feeder. Further, he is sitting on top of a pine tree in three photos, and last but not least, there is a single photo showing him flying away.

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2019-01-14 Living with Cancer – Day 679

Today was another so-so day, starting with me sleeping in until 9:00. For most of the day, I had to deal with some earlier discomfort such as Stomach and Dizziness issues. However, thanks to the medication I had taken as a precaution around 6:00 AM the discomfort was kept at a minimum, allowing me to have a light breakfast and later a good lunch. Not being very active I also started to encounter lower back pain in the late afternoon. I tried walking it off with a short walk together with Dean, but no change, I, therefore, rested for the rest of the afternoon and evening.

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2019-01-02 Living with Cancer – Day 667

Today was another so-so day, however, it is improving and may soon be a good day. I slept until 7:30 before going downstairs for breakfast I got ready for my all-day treatment session. Besides being a bit lightheaded I also had some stomach issues. I took my medication before Dean dropped me off for my all-day treatment appointment at 9:00 PM.

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2018-12-31 Recovery Day 665

Today was yet another so-so day, I again slept until 9:00 and woke up with a sore throat which was less severe as it was yesterday. However, around 3:30 AM I had to get up quickly as I needed to vomit.

Back to getting up this morning; I went downstairs to have a light breakfast. Checking my temperature it showed being somewhat high. Taking some Tylenol brought the temperature down. As to my shoulder and lower back pain, it still was there. With all my ailments I stayed inside resting for the day, getting up every so often.

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2018-11-19 Recovery Day 623

Today was a better day! Health-wise, I woke up with a light pain in new locations. Getting up I had a little bit of dizziness and stomach issues. I took my medication, which helped eliminate the two. I rested for a bit before I eat some toast and had some tea. My stomach settled down allowing me to take my morning medication. For most of the day, my pain levels were manageable. Even after radiation.

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