Today was a good day with somewhat unexpected complication at the start of the day. For most of the day, there were no side effects or pains (the exception being the surgery related shoulder pain). As to the complication, today was what we call “Patch Day“. In the morning Dianne changes my Fentanyl patches which is my baseline pain control. The patch is a transdermal system delivering 100 mcg/hr for 72 hrs. I use two patches for 200 mcg. This morning after changing the patches, I suddenly got very dizzy and my stomach got queasy. I took immediately Zofran and Meclizine which got it under control. By the time I was ready for my walk, everything was back to normal.
Finally the weather has warmed up. Health wise, it was a repeat of the last few days, no treatment side effects, making this a good day. My to my vitals, they were fine. I had a good breakfast. Afterwards I took my morning medication and got ready for my morning walk with Dean. After our walk we drove to Costco for some Grocery shopping. Getting back home after unloading the groceries I did feel some back pain which I kept under control with some Tylenol.
Today was another excellent day. The day started again with no stomach issue nor any dizziness. This morning is a repeat of yesterday, I had a good breakfast before I started to get my walking stuff together. After a short rest and taking my regular morning medication, I figured out what to wear for this morning walk since the temperature forecast was allover the board. Most of the times I get this more wrong then right, but today I was right on.