2020-01-03 Living with Cancer Day 1031

Date: 2020 January 03, at 07:00:16 PST
Weather: 37°F Fog
Location: 4410 Deermeadow Way, Antioch, CA, United States

07:00:00 PST – Getting Up
I got up early today since we have a 10:30 appointment at UCSF Helen Diller Medical Center at Parnassus Heights. After doing my upstairs chores I went downstairs for breakfast.

Watching the local news shows that fog has moved in, but the Bay Bridge Toll Plaza has very light traffic. Our commute may not too bad today.

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2019-11-14 Living with Cancer Day 981

Today was another good day, however, it was very busy starting after getting up @ 8:00. My morning chores included a lot of other stuff which changed my schedule a bit, such as starting my walk from 9:00 to 9:45. Since my upstairs chores included some physical work, I needed to rest for 15 minutes before going downstairs.

Once downstairs I had a quick breakfast and took all my medication. After a short rest, I started my walk with Dean at 9:45 getting back at 10:30.

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2019-11-11 Living with Cancer Day 978

Today was another so-so day. As is normal for weekdays I wake around 5:00 AM when Dianne gets ready for work. I check my temperature and the overall status of my Dizziness, Stomach issues, and Sleep Apnea. This morning was no different, except with the results, I had a high temperature of 100F and was sweating. Because of it, I went back to sleep. By 8:00 the temperature was still high 99.5F, so I stayed in bed. I checked again at 9:00, the same result. At 10:00 still no change, but it was time to get up and go downstairs, which I did.

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2019-11-10 Living with Cancer Day 977

Today was lazy Sunday morning. I slept in until about 8:30. I got dressed and went downstairs to have some breakfast. Dianne hooked me up to hydration which ended just as it was at lunchtime. Dianne had cleaned my downstairs satellite office (the recliner area). After lunch, I rested a bit since I was running a high temperature of a 99.1F.

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2019-10-07 Living with Cancer Day 943

Today was another Not So Good Day. I got up again round 7:30 to do my morning chores before going downstairs. Getting downstairs my headache from yesterday was back, this time at a much lower level. Today, the walk was very taxing on my system, I therefore rested watching some recorded TV games such as the NFL Raiders game, and the Bundesliga game by Dortmund.

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2019-06-14 Living with Cancer Day 832

Today was another good day, the night was again a bit better than yesterday, I still sweat during the night at a very, very low level. Because of the time change for taking the Voriconazole Antibiotics from 7am/7pm to 9am/9am my morning routine changed. Breakfast must be before 8:00 am, however, dinner now can be over as late as 8:00 pm. However, this change goes very well with our starting time for the morning walk, which starts around 9:00 am. As to my oxygen use, I had to use during the morning walk and after lunch because of the preparation and the visit of my ex-colleagues from Premenos. For the rest of the day, there was no need to use oxygen, except during the demonstration of the portable unit which arrived in the afternoon.

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2019-05-28 Living with Cancer Day 815

Today was another day at the hospital. It started at 02:00 when I woke up with the need to vomit, it turned out to be dry-heaving only. I went back to sleep until 07:00 at which time I took my special antibiotic pills. I took my regular morning pill a bit later. Before breakfast, I received a Breathing Treatment. My vitals were checked regularly. For the rest of the day, I rested or did some walking.

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2019-04-08 Living with Cancer Day 763

Today was almost a good Day, it was much better than yesterday regarding the dizziness, stomach cramps and sweating. Instead, my leg and hip muscles hurt a bit and also had to deal with some stiffness. The muscle symptoms stayed around for most of the day, especially depending on the activity I was active in. In summary, health-wise today was a very so-so Day.

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2019-03-01 Living with Cancer – Day 725

Today, day two after our all-day therapy, was another so-so day, thanks for the Dilaudid I took since yesterday afternoon on a regular schedule. However, Dianne reminded me that the Dilaudid is to be used as a breakthrough relieve, only to be taken when the regular pain medication, in my case the Fentanyl Patch is not doing its job. Since the dosage was just increased, we have to wait to see how it works out. For now, I will stop taking any more Dilaudid unless my pain levels don’t go down.

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2019-02-27 – Indoor Photography – Room Decorations, Set 6

Today was Treatment Day which is an all-day affair. It means that selecting a subject area for taking pictures off is difficult. I noticed, after settling in at the Infusion Room, that it still had the Ballon Figures that were left by Mark of the Cancer Support Group the week before. They became today’s subjects.

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