2019-07-20 Living with Cancer Day 866

Today was a bad day, it did start around 3:00 when I noticed some muscle pain on my right side around the hip and buttocks. I took my early Dizziness and stomach setting medication (Zofran) around 4:00, which is my first morning activity. At that point the hip pain was still there. Trying to change position increased the pain level for a moment.

Getting up I had the usual light dizziness, stomach ache and no sweating. My shoulder pain was at the normal level, and in preparation to not have my shoulder pain get out of control, I took two Tylenol, which keep it at an acceptable level.

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2019-07-19 Living with Cancer Day 865

Today was a great day, it did start off the right way, I took my early Dizziness and stomach setting medication (Zofran) when I woke up around 4:00, which is my early morning activity for as long as I can remember, and it works. In the worst case it lowers both settings when I getup around 7:00 to start my real Morning routine.

Getting up today I had the usual light dizziness, stomach ache, but no sweating. As to my shoulder pain it was at the normal level, I do however, in preparation to not have my shoulder plate’s pain get out of control, take two Tylenol, which keep it at an acceptable level.

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2019-07-18 Living with Cancer Day 864

Today was a good day, it was also a very busy day. It started off a bit slow, after waking up around 3:00 am I had trouble getting back to sleep, so I took a Zofran which help in letting me get to sleep until 5:00.

Getting up I had the usual light dizziness, stomach ache, and sweating. As for my shoulder pain, it was at a normal level. I did, however, take two Tylenol to ensure that my shoulder pain would not get out of control and remain at an acceptable level.

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2019-07-14 Living with Cancer Day 860

Today was a not a bad day, it was almost a good day. Being Sunday, I did not have to rush getting things going. Getting up I had the usual light dizziness, very little stomach ache, and some unusual high level of sweating. As to my shoulder pain it was at the normal level, I do however, in preparation to not have my shoulder plate’s pain get out of control, take two Tylenol, which keep it at an acceptable level.

After my upstairs morning routine, I went downstairs to have breakfast that Dianne had prepared. Because of my sweating, I did not move around too much until it was under control. After taking my antibiotics, my sweating stopped, so that I could get back using my recliner.

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2019-07-12 Living with Cancer Day 858

Today was almost good day. I change my morning routine to start at 6:45 instead of 7:00. The extra 15 minutes eliminate the rush to be ready for the start of the morning walk. Getting up I had some light dizziness, very little stomach ache, but lots of sweating. Today my shoulder pain was very low so instead of taking in preparation to not have my shoulder plate’s pain get out of control, I went back to take two Tylenol instead of Dilaudid. It turned out that the Tylenol did work.

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2019-07-11 Living with Cancer Day 857

Today was a better day. I got up around 6:30 to start my morning routine early since ED a Docent college was joining my walk with Dean at 8:00. I had some light dizziness very little stomach ache but lots of sweating. In preparation to not have my shoulder plate’s pain get out of control, I decided to take a Dilaudid (8 mg) with my morning breakfast as it did yesterday. I was the only time took it, I could take it every 8 hours, but decided against it. Like yesterday relaxing in the recliner or being in bed did not drive the pain in to a high pain level. BTW, my Fentanyl Patches will be increased by another 50 mg that should take care of the shoulder pain.

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2019-07-10 Living with Cancer Day 856

Today was a SO-SO day. I got up around 6:50 to start my morning routine, and again like the last few days after getting up I was hit by dizziness, stomach aches, sweating and shortness of breath. I took some oxygen to over come the shortness of breath. However, as the morning progressed the shoulder pain became too much, I decided to take a Dilaudid pill.

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2019-07-04 Living with Cancer Day 851

Today was NOT a GOOD but not a BAD either day. The day started at 3’o’clock when I woke up with intense tingle in my left leg from the toe unto past my hip. Since I could not get to sleep I issued my iPhone, the only common issue I found was that is due to possible pressure on my sciatic nerve. There are so many suggestions, the one suggestion I found was in a number of articles on different medical type websites.

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2019-07-02 Living with Cancer Day 849

Today was a better day than yesterday. Again, the day started off as planned, still no issues with my new morning routine. I woke up with no lower back pain and the usual shoulder pain. After breakfast, I rested to get some relief of the pain before my morning walk with Dean. Today’s walk was better than yesterday, but still not as good as last week. We managed to walk for about 0.5 miles, a bit below last week’s 0.6 miles. Halfway through our walk one of my skies broke off my walker. Luck we did buy a second pair yesterday. Stopping by at home, Dean put on the new set and off we went to finish our walk.

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2019-06-30 Living with Cancer Day 847

Today was NOT a good day. The day started off as planned, no issues with our new morning routine, except no morning walk on Sunday. The last few days I did not encounter any lower back pain, and my shoulder pain was at a lower level. Today, I woke up with some lower back pain and my shoulder pain was at a higher level, not high enough to take some Dilaudid.
After breakfast, I rested to get some relief for the pain. Dianne and I left around 10:15 for the theater to see Yesterday. It was a good comedy movie, if you like the Beatles’ Music, go and see the movie.

So far things were good, but walking up to the top row, which is our preferred seating location, took quite a bit of energy out of me. My energy level slowly recovered. However, halfway through the movie, my stomach acted up and my lower back and shoulder pain returned. The theater seat was not very comfortable to find a position that would help in reducing, if not eliminating, the pain.

After the movie ended it was time to walk down, that was when the trouble got worse. I was running low on energy and my oxygen was at the lower limit, I needed Dianne to help me walking down the stairs. Once outside I sat down on a chair so that Dianne could get the van closer to me. Arriving back home I laid down in my recliner with some oxygen. By dinner time my system was almost back to normal, good enough to eat, and continue to work on this article.

After dinner, we watch some TV which allowed me to finalize this posting and watch some more TV until it was time to call it a day.