First the good news, I am back blogging daily starting tomorrow. I am not counting today’s entry as if is more of a recap of most of December.
As to the bad news, I won’t provide a detailed recap for the missing entries, 2-31 December, instead I will provide a general recap of my 21 days at UCSF Medical Center @ Parnassus Heights.
Continue reading “2019-12-02/31 Living with Cancer Day 999-1028”
Today was a good day! It started at 6:30 with me watching Bayern München vs Fortuna Düsseldorf, which Bayern won 4:0. The game was over 8:15, just in time for me to be dressed and ready to go with Dianne and Denise to San Francisco for the Great Dickens Christmas Fair. This is the 37th Season and 20th Year at the Historic Cow Palace. Inside it is the recreation of Old London, the Docks, Nickelby Road, Victoria & Albert Music Hall, and Fish Street with all it pubs and restaurants serving English as well as other food common during the Dickens Period. Some come for the food, others for the theater plays and/or vendors selling old English Merchandise.
Continue reading “2019-11-23 Living with Cancer Day 990”
Today was another good day, again with the shoulder and lower back pain being the only health-related issues for most of day. Interesting enough, since today was a very windy day, which extended my walk this morning by 20 minutes because of the head-on gusts at 20+ mph, only my lower back pain increased. Again, resting help lowering the pain levels for both pain locations.
Continue reading “2018-12-27 Recovery Day 661”
Today was a good day, with the shoulder and lower back pain being the only health-related issues for most of the day. Interesting enough, since I forgot my cane on our shopping trip, walking around without one, especially in the stores, was not as bad as I had envisioned. Yes, it did increase my lower back pain, but not my shoulder pain, therefore limiting my walking time just a tiny bit.
Continue reading “2018-12-26 Recovery Day 660”
Today was another so-so day, with some new health-related issue I mentioned yesterday. It seems that with the suspension of my Pomalyst chemotherapy, taken a pill daily for 21 days, in lieu of undergoing Radiation therapy, may have caused some new masses to develop that are the root of the new pain location. We will know more next week when I have my monthly all-day Darzalex chemo treatment.
Continue reading “2018-12-25 Recovery Day 659”
Today was a better day, with some new health-related issue. For the last few days, my lower back would, after standing or walking for a bit, be in some pain. After resting it would go away. However, today it would not go away, staying pain all day. Further, all of a sudden my left shoulder joint is starting to be in pain. Being Christmas Eve, I rested for most of the day. Hopefully, the resting will help to keep the pain down for the next few days.
Continue reading “2018-12-24 Recovery Day 658”
Today was another so-so day, with some health-related issue. However, the issues were different from yesterday. For starters, waking up my stomach did not play too well. I delayed getting up for a bit of time which helped. After getting up the other issue surfaced, which was mostly about pain in my hips and left leg. I kept the pain to a minimum resting for most of the day.
Continue reading “2018-12-23 Recovery Day 657”
2018–12–22 Recovery Day 656
Today was a so-so day, with some health-related issue. My shoulder pain/discomfort acted up all day again. In addition, some new masses have surfaced in the rib area on my right side. For most of the day I rested, dozing off. Overall it was not a good day the way we had it the last few days. Hopefully, today was an exception and tomorrow will be better.
Continue reading “2018-12-22 Recovery Day 656”
Today was another Good day, with no health-related issue. My shoulder pain/discomfort is still present but at a very low level, even during my walk and afterward, the level increased only slightly. As to my new issue, the sweating during my walk and afterward, was almost none existing today. Overall it was a good day with only my shoulder blades giving me some discomfort.
Continue reading “2018-12-21 Recovery Day 655”
Today was another Good day again with no health-related issue, my stomach cooperating for the most part of the day. My shoulder pain/discomfort still is present, today for the whole day, with a variant level between 3 and 7. However, one new issue, which started about a week ago, is sweating when being active, and even more when I stop. I am known to sweat easily, but this is nothing, it is only from the top of my head. Guess this is sometimes of side effect to be mention to my doctors.
Continue reading “2018-12-20 Our Christmas Decorations, Set 8, Nutcracker Set 2”