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2017-07-25 Recovery Day 141

Today turned out better than yesterday. Getting up I felt no upper leg/buttocks and foot pain. As to my shoulder-back-shoulder surgery pain is was barely notable. I helped with preparing Breakfast which resulted in my upper leg/buttocks and foot pain to show up. I rested in my recliner to reduce the pain, which did not work. After an hour I took my regiment of morning pills. Shortly after taking them I started to have some stomach cramps.

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2017-07-24 Recovery Day 140

Today turned out very different then i hoped for. Getting up I felt a bit of the upper leg/buttocks and foot pain. As to my shoulder-back-shoulder surgery pain is was barely notable. I helped with preparing Breakfast which resulted in an increase of the pain levels for my upper leg/buttocks, foot pain and shoulder-back-shoulder surgery pain. I rested in my recliner to reduce the pain, which did not work. I took my 10 Dexamethasone pills. After an hour I took my regiment of morning pills. Shortly after taking them I started to have some stomach cramps.

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2017-07-23 Recovery Day 139

Getting up this morning I felt a bit of the upper leg/buttocks and foot pain. As to my shoulder-back-shoulder surgery pain is was barely notable. Since it is Sunday, we, Dianne, Denise and I decided to go to the local café for breakfast. My pain had increased just a touch, so being brave, I agreed that after breakfast we could go to the local department store. Getting back home, I stayed outside in my garden Lounge Chair watch Dianne to do some garden work. To keep my leg pain in control, I got up from my lounge chair every hour to walk around a bit. Around lunch time I got as it started to get hot and it was time to go inside.

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2017-07-22 Recovery Day 138

Today turn out no different than the last few days, nothing but pain. The main pain locations are both of my upper buttocks and the shoulder-back-shoulder pain. I tried everything to lower the pain, resting for awhile, trying to walking it off, nothing help. Even sitting outside did not help today. It is frustrating that as my chemo treatment is coming to an end, my pain is increasing and can not be controlled.

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2017-07-18 Recovery Day 134

Getting up this morning I felt none of the upper leg/buttocks, foot pain and shoulder-back-shoulder surgery pains. By the time I got downstairs and had helped with the breakfast my shoulder-back-shoulder pains were back again. Since I had a 9:00 Physical Therapy session, I rested in my recliner to reduce the pain level.

The Physical Therapy session turned out to be a good one. I got answers to my questions and modifications, alternate way, to two of my exercises. Most of the time was spend applying deep soft tissue mobilization on my shoulder-back-shoulder area to loosen up my muscles. It really works, sadly only for a few hours.

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2017-06-13 Recovery Day 99

Today’s good news … Like I wrote yesterday, it is getting harder and harder to single out what is good and what is bad. So let me try to list the good things instead of just one that somehow is on top. As to the bad news, I will skip that unless there is some very, very bad, you will no longer see bad news. Now, if you have followed my postings in the past, you will conclude I am returning to posting in a more common general way.

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2017-05-31 Recovery Day 86

Today’s good news is that we are all most done with cycle 3. Today was the second IV chemo treatment. What is left is the nightly Revlimid medication until Sunday. Next week is the resting week before starting the next cycle on the 12th June.

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2017-05-30 Recovery Day 85

Today’s good news is that I had a good day!!! It started with waking up from a good sleep. Doing my morning’s activities, brushing teeth, etc. with no pain increase. This was followed by a good breakfast and a rest period to get ready for my afternoon chemo session.

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2017-05-29 Recovery Day 84

Another day with no good news. The day is very similar to yesterday, trying to find the sweet spot where the pain level is acceptable and can be reduced through controlled breathing technique. If done correctly it should put me in a relaxed stage that can include dozing off. I did find a spot that caused me to doze off a few times, but overall the position is not comfortable enough for spending the night sleeping in it.

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2017-05-24 Recovery Day 79

Today was a very good news day. Having solved the shoulder pain, it showed pain in Surgery Incision area. You may asked why is that good news, the answer is that we found out it is muscular, a very knotted muscle that can be treated with cold gel packs. Below is my pain log I started today to help with identifying what causes the pain and how is it reduced.

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