2019-10-22 Living with Cancer Day 958

Today as another Good day, mostly spent at the cancer center receiving my first infusion of the new treatment plan. As to the start of the day, it started with a temperature of 100.2F. It stayed that high for most of the morning, by around 11:00 it started out drop, by the time my treatment started it was around 98.3F. As to my morning walk, because of Dean having to take his sister again to the doctor after 9:00, there was no way for Dean to be back before 10:15, we therefore canceled today’s our walk. BTW, Dean will in Texas starting tomorrow, not returning until next week’s Wednesday.

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2019-10-11 Living with Cancer Day 947

Today was almost another Good Day. Getting up without any stomach issues or dizziness, that changed a bit after getting downstairs after I had a full but light breakfast. I took my temperate which was 97.9F, down from 98.1F taken 2 hours before, however my stomach did not feel to good. BTW, we decided to start our walk at 9:00, which allowed the temperature to be a bit higher and have more sun light. Our morning walk was a good one, at the end my stomach started to cramp up a bit more and more often.

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2019-10-06 Living with Cancer Day 942

Today was another Not a Good Day. I got up again round 7:45, with again a hell of a headache, I took some Tylenol which did lower the pain but still left some pressure on top of my head. The headache was not the only issue, I continue to still have pain at the bone marrow locations as well as muscle pain in the hip area. The difference from yesterday’s getting up and this morning’s is that I was back on having used the CPAT device with a different nose mask, which was so much better than the original mask supplied.

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2019-10-05 Living with Cancer Day 941

Today was Not a Good Day. I got up round 7:45, with a hell of a headache, I took some Tylenol which did lower the pain but still left some pressure on top of my head. The headache was not the only issue, I still have pain at the bone marrow location as well as muscle pain in the hip area. I also had shoulder pain, making it difficult to turn my body. Since the pain would not go down I decided to take Dilaudid which helped a bit. I ended up with less pain in exchange with lightheadedness.

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2019-10-04 Living with Cancer Day 940

Today was another OK Day. I got up round 7:30, did my morning chores before going downstairs for having breakfast and getting ready for Dean to take me to my 9:00 appointment for having my Zarxio injection to boost the production of my white cells. After the injection Dean and I decided to do some window shopping in downtown Walnut Creek, getting back home by not later than 11:30.

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2019-09-26 Living with Cancer Day 932

Today was a good day. I got up at my normal time up to do my morning routine. I was having some light dizziness, and my shoulder/neck pains were at a very low levels, but no stomach cramps. Everything else was fine. I had a light breakfast and was ready for my morning walk with Dean. My vitals at start of day were: BP 127/76 P72, T 97.7F, SPO2 98% P78 PI6.0.

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2019-09-20 Living with Cancer Day 926

Today was not a good day. I got up at my normal time up to do my morning routine. I was having some light dizziness, stomach cramps and shoulder/neck pains. Everything else was fine. I had a light breakfast and was ready for my morning walk with Dean. My vitals at start of day were: BP 152/89 P73, T 97.7F. The Blood Pressure was a bit high, so I check again just before my morning walk, this time it was: BP 155/93 P 83, T 98.2F, which was even higher.

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2019-09-19 Living with Cancer Day 925

Today was a good day. I got up at my normal time up to do my morning routine and to be ready for my morning walk with Dean. I was a bit lightheaded and had almost no stomach issues, instead I started to sweating. My morning vitals were: BP 116/70 P 90, Temperature 98.1F.

By the time I was done with my morning chores my head was just covered in sweat, so was the towel around my neck. I went downstairs to rest a bit and since I was ahead of my time, I called Dean to see if we could start 15 minutes earlier. I only got his answering mailbox. I made my breakfast and cleaned up my corner waiting for the bell to tell me that my breakfast was ready.

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2019-09-17 Living with Cancer Day 923

Today was *** not a good*** day. I had to get up very early for my 7:00 whole body PET/CT. The procedure starts with me being injected a radiated sugar solution. After that I have to wait about an hour for the solution to spread through my body. Finally, I get to lie down on the PET/CT slap, get position right. Since the room is very cold, I am covered in layers of blankets. The whole scan took about an hour. By the time I got back home almost 3 hours have gone by. Lying on that slap for an hour with very little cushioning was not good for my neck, shoulder and back. In addition, my stomach started to act up, I therefore decided to go back to bed and have a sleep until noon.

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2019-09-15 Living with Cancer Day 921

Today was good day. It started with me with getting up at 7:45 to be ready for my morning breakfast and regular medication before 8:00 – 8:15. After breakfast, I can’t eat anything until 9:00 – 9:15, which is the time slot to take my antibiotics. After having taken my antibiotics I am able to eat again. Being Sunday, I did not go out for a walk, I made up for this later during the day. I rested, getting the sleep apnea setup ready for later this evening.

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