2019-11-17 Living with Cancer Day 984

Today was yet another so-so day, the plan, like yesterday, was to get up earlier to have breakfast with Dieter, or at least up to say goodbye as they are leaving for Valencia (Southern California), a 6-hour drive. I did get up early and was downstairs around 8:30, enough time to talk a bit before seeing them off around 9:00. We got word that they arrived safely at home around 2:00 PM, Dieter is a speed daemon 🙂

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2019-11-13 Living with Cancer Day 980

Today was another good day, though the night was not. As during the first and second cycle, week 1, day 1, had as a side effect that I would be sweating after going to bed from about 11:00 PM to 5:00 AM from head to toe. I had it again, being preparing, I covered the bed with two large towels, which I change when I had to get up around midnight and later at 3:00 AM. Today’s treatment was part 2 of the Kyprolis/Cytoxan treatment week. Next week will be week 3, after which I will be off for a week. After that, we repeat the whole cycle again.

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2019-11-12 Living with Cancer Day 979

Today was another so-so day. Since my treatment today was too started at 9:00, I got up early at 7:00. My temperature was a bit elevated at 99.1F, hopefully, it will be done by the time of treatment. By the time I finished my morning chores and going downstairs, it was 7:30. I had a good breakfast; creamy cheese on German Rye Bread. After taking my antibiotics and regular medication I got ready for Dianne to pick me up to take me to the cancer center for my treatment.

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2019-11-02/04 Living with Cancer Day 969-971

The last three days have been very busy with lots of things, such as changing my schedule on short notice, all this keeping me very busy, making it hard to write my daily log. Let me assure you that I am OK, hanging in there, doing what the doctors have ordered. The highlight of the weekend was the afternoon concert of James Garner’s Tribute To Johnny Cash at the El Campanil Theatre in downtown Antioch.

I will undergo another Blood Transfusion and get three Zarxio Injections to bust my White Blood Cell.

That’s it for today, I hope to find the time to get back to the more detailed blog by the end of the week.

2019-11-01 Living with Cancer Day 968

Today was a so-so day, which besides being a very busy morning, was also a very cold one, we never got above 45F until about 10:00. I got up at 8:00 to get ready for the 9:00 visit with the Home Care Nurse. She comes by once the week to check things out and puts the access needle back into the power port, so that Dianne can now hydrate me again.

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2019-10-30 Living with Cancer Day 966

Today was another good day, though the night was not. As last week, after each treatment, I would start after going to bed sweat from about 11:00 PM to 5:00 AM from head to toe. Today’s treatment was part 2 of the Kyprolis/Cytoxan treatment week. Next week will be week 3, after which I will be off for week. After that we repeat the whole cycle again. This time we were prepared, learning from last week. Preparing the bed with two large towels, which I change when I had to get up around 2:00 AM.

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2019-10-29 Living with Cancer Day 965

Today was a good day, I got up early since Dianne was going to pick me at 8:30 for my 9:00 treatment. There is not much to write about the treatment which uses the Kyprolis/Cytoxan drugs. As I mention last week, I will have to go 2 days in row for 3 weeks for infusion, followed off one week. Today was day 1 of week 2, I started the treatment at 09:00 and was done by 2:30 PM (14:30). It will be interested to find out if tonight I will be sweating all night again.

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2019-10-27 Living with Cancer Day 963

Today was another so-so day, it started after going to bed when strong winds took over, speeds up to 35 mph (ca. 56 km/h) and gusts up to 50 mph (ca. 80 km/h) were the norm until about noon, when it dropped by around 10 mph (ca. 16 km/h). The forecast for tonight is that the winds will drop to more manageable speeds.

As to my activities, they were limited because of somewhat elevated temperature close to 100F. I just did not get going all day long. It was not a good day, but at the same not a bad one either.

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2019-10-24 Living with Cancer Day 960

Today was a good day even with all the sweating all night long from 9:00 PM last night to 6:00 AM today. The sweating was no different that yesterday and the day before, from head to toe. I had to get up very early to be ready for Dianne to take me Sutter Delta Medical Center for my 8:00 Blood Transfusion appointment to get my Hemoglobin count higher. The treatment ended around 1:00 PM, there was some good news, I received breakfast and lunch.

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2019-10-23 Living with Cancer Day 959

Today was almost repeat of yesterday, if it were not for sweating all night long from 9:00 PM last night to 8:00 AM today. I was sweating as if I was in a sauna from head to toe, the only good news I did sleep through it on only got up around midnight to go to the bathroom. Still, the rest of the day was another Good day, I spent most of the morning at the cancer center receiving my second infusion of the new treatment plan. Early tomorrow morning I will be at Shutter Delta Medical Center getting a blood transfusion because of my Hemoglobin is too low.

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