2019-06-19 Living with Cancer Day 836

Today was a good day, starting with a night of good sleep. I am now used to the new daily schedule that starts at 7:00 am with completing my breakfast and taking my morning medication by 8:00 am. Sweating was not an issue today, there was very little lasting only for 15 minutes. Overall my Oxygen Saturation Level stayed around 95% during resting and inside small activities, like making breakfast, dropping down to 92% for bigger ones.

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2019-06-18 Living with Cancer Day 836

Today was another so-so day, as to my sleep is back to the normal pattern. I again got up at 7:00 to have completed my breakfast and take my morning medication by 8:00. This morning I did not sweat much as I prepared for my morning walk. I ran into some problem during my walk, using the Portable Oxygen Concentrator, in that my Oxygen Saturation Level was not getting above 92%, requiring more to have more stops to rest. The reason was that one of my nostrils was plugged up. After my walk, I rested with oxygen for about 5 minutes which got my levels back up. After lunch, I went for some hydration at the cancer center helping to bring my energy level back.

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2019-06-17 Living with Cancer Day 835

Today was a so-so day, my sleep has improved, almost back to the normal pattern. Around 4:00 my stomach did not feel too good, so I took a Zofran. Because of the change in schedule for my Voriconazole Antibiotics, I got up at 7:00 to have completed my breakfast and take my morning medication by 8:00. After 8:00 I prepared for my morning walk using the Portable Oxygen Concentrator. Halfway through the preparation, I broke out in heavy sweat that lasted just be for starting our walk.

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2019-06-16 Living with Cancer Day 834

Today was not a good day, I still did not sleep good during the night and the stomach cramps and pains were still there in the morning. I stayed in bed hoping for my stomach to settle. I had a light breakfast before the cut-off time to take my antibiotic at 9:00am. However, 30 minutes later I hat to vomit. I stayed in bed taking all my medication on time and rested as my stomach started to settle. I went downstairs around 10:30 to continue my resting, finally around noon, just for lunch, I started to feel good enough to have lunch.

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2019-06-15 Living with Cancer Day 833

Today was a bad day, it started with not sleeping during the night and as the morning neared stomach cramps and pains took over. It turned out that all this pain and discomfort came from be constipated for 3 days, a side effect of the medication. I stayed in bed until about 10:30 when I suddenly was able to have that needed bow movement. However, my stomach cramps did not go away and overall I felt crummy so I stayed in bed until noon.

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2019-06-14 Living with Cancer Day 832

Today was another good day, the night was again a bit better than yesterday, I still sweat during the night at a very, very low level. Because of the time change for taking the Voriconazole Antibiotics from 7am/7pm to 9am/9am my morning routine changed. Breakfast must be before 8:00 am, however, dinner now can be over as late as 8:00 pm. However, this change goes very well with our starting time for the morning walk, which starts around 9:00 am. As to my oxygen use, I had to use during the morning walk and after lunch because of the preparation and the visit of my ex-colleagues from Premenos. For the rest of the day, there was no need to use oxygen, except during the demonstration of the portable unit which arrived in the afternoon.

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2019-06-13 Living with Cancer Day 831

Today was another good day, the night was a bit better than yesterday, after my normal Bathroom visits, getting back to sleep took a bit longer or were a false alarm. I also did sweat during the night at a very, very low level. It was different during the day that after some physical activity the sweating started at a high level lasting about 15 to 30 minutes of resting. The Heart Rate level stayed for non-activities times below 90, but during activities was between 100 to 125. The Oxygen Saturation (SpO2) levels were good, when in the house after recovering from an activity the levels were between 95% to 99%. Recovery level was from 88% to 91%. Recall, I only use the Oxygen when walking or other physical activities that lower my Oxygen level below 90/91%, such as walking up the stairs without stopping at the landing halfway.

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2019-06-12 Living with Cancer Day 830

Today was another good day, the night was not to good, I woke up about 1:00 and could not go back to sleep. I got up early around 7:00 to get ready for my Chemo Infusion day. Today my Heart Rate stayed around 75 to 95. The only health-related issue I had was that I was sweating a number of times.

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2019-06-11 Living with Cancer Day 829

Today was good day, I do remember what I did, not like yesterday when I had trouble recalling what I did. My Temperature during the day was between 98.4 and 99.1, which is OK, however, my pulse rate was between 75 and 131, which could be a side effect or an infection. We will know more tomorrow, my chemo treatment day.

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2019-06-10 Living with Cancer Day 828

Today was better day which for the most part I do not remember. I started to get up around 8:00 and have breakfast. I checked with Dean to start our walk an hour earlier, we agreed to start our walk at 8:45 since Dean needed to take his sister to the doctor. Even with walking 75 minutes earlier, the heat has forced not only us but others to start their exercise program earlier.

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