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2017-04-25 Recovery Day 50

This morning I woke up around 3:00 to discover that I was covered in sweat, this never happened before. I will have to check this out later today when I am at the center for my second Carfilzomib treatment.

Getting up this morning I encounter lightheadedness which does not wanted to get away. As to the pain in my legs, I was informed yesterday that these are muscle spasms that are a common side effect to the medication I take. Walking it off or massaging the area will help with eliminating them.

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2017-04-24 Recovery Day 49

Today is day one of session two of cycle two. It starts in the late morning with Dexamethasone and is followed in the afternoon with the Carfilzomib treatment via infusion pump.

Overall it was another good night. As the mornings before, the pain level of my left upper leg shoot up to a 8-9 the moment I got out of bed. Actually, today the pain was also in my right leg. As before, this pain did not stop me getting ready for another day.

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2017-04-23 Recovery Day 48

Like yesterday, and still being the weekend, I did not not get out of bed until about 7:00. Overall it was another good night. As the mornings before, the pain level of my left upper leg shoot up to a 8-9 the moment I got out of bed. This pain did not stop me getting ready for another day.

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2017-04-22 Recovery Day 47

Being the weekend, I did not wake up until about 7:00, which tells me that I was for about 10 hrs sleeping. Of those 10 hrs, 8 hrs were actual sleep as per Fitbit, and for 2 hrs I was awake. I do recall the awake period, it was around 3:00, however, I am not able to recall more.

Overall it was another good night. Also, as the mornings before, the pain level of my left upper leg shoot up to a 8-9 the moment I got out of bed. This pain did not stop me from having a shower, which afterwards made me feel real good and ready for another day.

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2017-04-21 Recovery Day 46

Going to bed last night there was the fear that because of me having been overactive yesterday afternoon, that I may not have a good night sleep. I may even have another Big Bang encounter.

The good news, I had a great sleep! The bad news, the pain level of my left upper leg shoot up to a 8-9 the moment I got out of bed.

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2017-04-20 Recovery Day 45

You may recall that in cycle 1, the start of taken Revlimid was something special. I will never forget the Big Bang right at midnight my pain level shoot through the roof. The question last night was, would there be a repeat?

As it turns out, I had a good night of sleep with no pain or discomfort! All I had is the same pain in my left leg and shoulder that I encountered over the last few days. Today’s pain level is low and therefore no need for any breakthrough meds.

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2017-04-19 Recovery Day 44

I had a good night of sleep with no pain or discomfort! Compared to the first cycle waking up this time there was no nausea. All I had is the same pain in my left leg and shoulder that I encountered over the last few days. Today’s pain level is low and therefore no need for any breakthrough meds.

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2017-04-18 Recovery Day 43

Getting up this morning had all the signs of a good day. My pain levels were down, even for my left leg. The only pain that was above 6 was my T4 area which required the breakthrough medication. Today is the second day for my afternoon’s Carfilzomib treatment at the local cancer center.

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2017-04-17 Recovery Day 42

Today is the start of cycle two, starting in the late morning with Dexamethasone and followed this afternoon with the Carfilzomib treatment via infusion pump. Later this week we will start taking the Revlimid pills again for 21 day.

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2017-04-16 Recovery Day 41

For most of today it is a repeat of yesterday, which makes it rather hard to write this posting. So what was different? For starters I was able to take a shower without help. The other event was my first walk with the cane outside in front of our house. Weather wise it rained all afternoon, canceling my plan to have a second walk outside.

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