Tag Archives: Chemotherapy

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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2018-08-16 Recovery Day 528

Another good day that still starts with dizziness and my stomach after getting up. For details see earlier posts starting with posting 2018-08-10 Recovery Day 522. As to the Transderm Scop (Scopolamine) patch, it seems not to work. I will keep using it until 21 August, the end of this cycle, to see if the patch is working.

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2018-08-04 Recovery Day 516

Another good day with no side effects or pains during the day. This is day three since taking Pomalyst which in the past showed side effects by this time. The only pain I encountered was my shoulder pain because of the extended walking activities without my walking sticks. I normally use a cane during regular walking and walking sticks when going for my exercise walks. I guess there is a difference that is noticeable and causes pain in my shoulder. Something to work on to figure out.

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2018-07-31 Recovery Day 512

Today was another good day. We can take sleeping of the list, unless it becomes an issue again. The same goes for breakfast unless there is something special. What is left is the report about any pains during the day. Yesterday I mentioned a new pain location which is still here today, right side of my hip to the top of my shoulder. Also during today’s walk, shortly after starting my left hip hurt, it lasted for about 30 minutes, after which it was o longer present.

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2018-07-30 Recovery Day 511

Today was another good day. No issues sleeping last night. Being a week day I got up at 6:30. For breakfast I had my normal toast with jam, banana and hot chocolate. As to my pains, I still have my hip pains in both sides, the new pain that surfaced yesterday is still there. I noticed it especially when moving the right side of my body. It has spread and now is from my right hip up to the top of my shoulder. It last a minute or two, feeling like needles and pins. I will have to report it to make sure it is a passive pain, not an active cancer triggered one.

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2018-07-28 Recovery Day 509

Today was another good day. Sleeping was not perfect as I was up every 2 hours. Being Saturday I slept in to almost 7:00. Since I have had no diarrhea for the last 36 hours I had a normal breakfast of Belgian waffle with strawberries. The rest of the day was without any signs of diarrhea or other stomach related pains.

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2018-07-23 Recovery Day 504

Today was a better day. The diarrhea seemed to start to get under control. I only got up once last night. As to the day itself, I only had to go once around 8:30. The rest of the day I started feeling better as the day moved along. For lunch and dinner I stuck to the BRAT diet. I hope that the improvement will continue through the tonight.

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2018-07-21 Recovery Day 502

Today was a very bad day. It started again last night, every hour I had the need to go to the bathroom. I was able to have a BRAT breakfast and go with Dianne to Brentwood. Dianne went shopping at the Farmers Market and I took PHOTOS of signs. Getting back home it did not take long for the diarrhea to take over again. For the rest of the day I was up every hour.

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2018-07-20 Recovery Day 501

Today was not a good day. It was a repeat of the what happened 7th July. It again all started last night when I woke up because of diarrhea. For the rest of the night and morning I was up every hour. Last time we accredited it as a side effect of the chemo drug Pamalyst which I started taking again. However I stopped taking it for almost 2 weeks and therefore it has to be something else.

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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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