2019-01-09 Living with Cancer – Day 674

Today was a BETTER day, with me taken my stomach and Dizziness medication as a precaution at 4:00 AM. The Medication seemed to work since I had no issues getting up at 8:00 getting dressed and having had breakfast. However, shortly after that, my stomach got a bit quizzy and the dizziness was back at full discomfort.

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2019-01-08 Living with Cancer – Day 673

Today was a BAD day, it started around 4:00 in the morning, I took Zofran to help with my stomach issues and meclizine for the dizziness. The Medication did its job allowing me to sleep until 8:00 AM. I had some toast for breakfast, however, for the rest of the morning, the dizziness and stomach issues came slowly back.

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2018-12-30 Recovery Day 664

Today was another so-so day, I slept until 9:00 and woke up with a sore throat. I went downstairs to have a light breakfast. Checking my temperature, it was a bit high. So I took some Tylenol to bring the temperature down. As to my shoulder and lower back pain, it still was there. With all my ailments I stayed inside resting for the day, getting up every so often.

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2018-12-15 Recovery Day 649

Today was another good day with no Health-related issue, even my stomach cooperating again. My shoulder pain/discomfort was not noticeable for most of the day. All around it was a good day, maybe because I again restricted my activities to the bare minimum to ensure not to overdo it, which normally ends up with my system crashing.

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2018-08-23 Recovery Day 535

Today was a good day. No dizziness and stomach queasiness at the start of my day! Even the bone pain in both of my hips seems to be gone, which normally stops a day or two earlier after treatment. Normally it lasts no more than 4 days after treatment, this time it took 6 days. I expected to be tired for most of the day after yesterdays long day which lasted to around 11:00 PM. In summary, today was a good day.

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2018-08-22 Recovery Day 534

Let’s start by explaining why this posting was not available yesterday – IT HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH ANY HEALTH ISSUE!!! It was the lack of time as you will see in a moment.

Today (22nd August) was a good day, again with some unexciting start of the day. Getting up I had to rush to the bathroom because of some dry-heaving which lasted about 5 minutes. I went back to bed for an hour and getting a second time up, no dizziness and stomach queasiness for the rest of the day, which was important since I had signed up for some late evening session with the East Bay Regional Park District part of my Docent training.

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2018-08-02 Recovery Day 514

Healthwise another good day. No hip pains during my walk, nor any needle and pins pains on my right body side. I started yesterday taking Pomalyst, the chemo pill, again. No side effects today, which is as expected based on the past of taking Pomalyst. If any side effects, they will show up over the weekend. Because of diarrhea, the dosage was reduced from 4mg to 3mg. We will know soon if the adjustment will limit the side effects or not.

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2018-08-01 Recovery Day 513

Health wise today was another good day. No real pain, except for the new needle and pins pain on my right side that shows up when I bend. No hip pain during my walk today. Now that the diarrhea is gone, I will start again with taking Pomalyst, the chemo pill. Activity wise I had a good day which started off on the wrong foot. As to my photos, they are different as I started with something new.

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2018-07-26 Recovery Day 507

Today was starting to become a better day. Sleeping was OK no diarrhea not even after getting up at 6:30. I had my first Bow Movement (BM) which was 90% solids just before Breakfast. For Breakfast I had Oatmeal to start getting off the Brat Diet. I took the 3 pills of the special medication after Breakfast. For the rest of the day I had no further BM. As to my cancer linked pains and their levels, they were either not notable or at their lowest level. For dinner I had a German Alphabet Noodle Soup with a toasted bun. Afterwards I took the 3 pills of the special medication.

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