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2017-06-22 Recovery Day 108

Temperature wise we had another repeat of the last 3 days. The plan for today was to continue keeping the pain log up-to-date. I also decided to stay downstairs after breakfast since the upstairs was under a heat attack. Because of the night temperature not going below 85F, nothing cooled down. With Dieter and Carsten coming for a visit, I want my pain to be as much as possible under control. The only way to do so is to stay downstairs where the Air Condition is able to keep it cool.

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2017-06-21 Recovery Day 107

Temperature wise we had today a repeat of yesterday day 106. The plan for today was to keep a pain log to figure out what triggered what. I also decided to stay upstairs until lunch to keep the pain level in check. I woke up without any noticeable pain. Having breakfast in bed, taking my 6:00 o’clock Dilaudid and Ice Pack did not change the pain level (PL). The first increase in PL came after 7:00 while resting. It was an increase in my shoulder-back-shoulder pain (PL6). It stayed that way until noon (12:00).

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2017-06-20 Recovery Day 106

Yesterday was a hot day, which made it difficult to cool down the bedrooms since the night temperature did not drop not drop much. The side effect was that I did not get to sleep around 11:00 PM. As to the leg pain, there was no evidence of it. All I had was a bit of back pain, which is normal for the last few weeks. I lower it during the day with an ice pack, which keeps it in check.

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2017-06-19 Recovery Day 105

Today will be another hot day. Yesterday’s high was 106.5F (41.4C) and a low of 80.2F (26.8C). The low did not help cooling things down during the night as the inside temperature’ s low stayed around 84.5F (29.2C). Today will be similar, 104F(40.0) for the high.

Enough of the high temperatures, what about the leg pain? Getting up this morning revealed just a touch of pain in both legs. What a difference compared to yesterday which prevented me from walking.

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2017-06-18 Recovery Day 104

Today’s posting will be very short. Today was a very bad day. Starting in the morning with the pain in both of my upper legs. Same as yesterday the pain appears when getting up to walk. However, compared to yesterday the pain was more severe and would not go away with walking a bit. Add that I also now have to deal with extreme constipation, and you get an idea how my day went.

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2017-06-17 Recovery Day 103

Today started of great. We watched an episode of Iron Fist that we did not finished last night. After that, we got up and went downstairs for breakfast, I even helped a bit. Since today will be a hot day, about 100F, 38C, Dianne and I decided to do our morning walk very early at 7 o’clock. Returning from our walk, we found Denise downstairs, ready for us some house cleaning. My part was to stay out of their way, which was OK with me. Around 9:00 Dianne and Denise left to go Grocery shopping and I retuned to my recliner to get some rest.

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2017-06-16 Recovery Day 102

Today did not start as planned. My 8:00 appointment with the surgeon was cancelled without letting us know. At least the Home Care Nurse kept the appointment. Her visit was routine, checking my vitals and movement progress. As it turns out everything is within the ranges it should be. After she left I rested to get ready for the lunch with the guys. In case you forgot, the guys are Bill, Greg and Larry, co-workers from the days at Premenos’.

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2017-06-15 Recovery Day 101

Today I changed my activity schedule again. I got up with Dianne and helped with preparing breakfast. Denise joined us a bit later. I enjoyed my breakfast with Denise, as Dianne needs to be at work very early. She actually eats her breakfast there. I stayed downstairs until Denise departed for work, at which time I returned upstairs to get myself ready for the day.

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2017-06-14 Recovery Day 100

Today I change things up a bit. Instead of staying upstairs until about 11:00 before going downstairs, I went downstairs at around 8:00. I started with my banking and bill payments. Around 10:00 I called Ray for our daily FaceTime session. Today Ray had to cut it short, which was OK as it allowed me to call my Great Grand daughter. She just moved from San Antonio to Aurora in the Denver area. Last Sunday we talked a bit via FT and agreed that we should do this more often.

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2017-06-13 Recovery Day 99

Today’s good news … Like I wrote yesterday, it is getting harder and harder to single out what is good and what is bad. So let me try to list the good things instead of just one that somehow is on top. As to the bad news, I will skip that unless there is some very, very bad, you will no longer see bad news. Now, if you have followed my postings in the past, you will conclude I am returning to posting in a more common general way.

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