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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2018-07-24 Recovery Day 505

Today was a bad day. The diarrhea was back starting right after eating something. Sleeping last night was ok since I only got up once. As to the day itself, I only had to go once around 8:30. I was sure the day get better. However, as the rest of the day moved along my energy level dropped more and more.

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2018-07-23 Recovery Day 504

Today was a better day. The diarrhea seemed to start to get under control. I only got up once last night. As to the day itself, I only had to go once around 8:30. The rest of the day I started feeling better as the day moved along. For lunch and dinner I stuck to the BRAT diet. I hope that the improvement will continue through the tonight.

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2018-07-22 Recovery Day 503

Today was another bad day. The diarrhea continued to keep me up all night and continued through the day. I was able to have the BRAT breakfast and lunch. Since I stayed at home today, I decided to take PHOTOS of things in our backyard, such as the many garden nick-nacks we have. Slowly during the afternoon my discomfort improved a bit, but not enough that one can call it is over.

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2018-07-07 Recovery Day 488

Today was not a good day. It all started last night when I woke up because of diarrhea a side effect
I did go for my morning walk with Dean, but it was limited to be close to the house in case I needed to rush home. I was somewhat lucky since I was able to walk for about 30 minutes and even took some PICTURES.

The rest of the day I rested, taking my medication and followed the BRAD diet. For dinner I had banana slices on toast. Hopefully I will have recovered enough to be able to have a good night sleep.

That is it for today, in summary, the day was overall a bad day.

Picture of the Day

2018-07-07 – Pictures that contain blue

2018-05-29 Recovery Day 449

Health-wise things have improved. Getting up I had some dizziness but good vitals. For the dizziness I took Meclizine which help. About 30 minutes later I had my Breakfast and morning medication. The rest of the day was what I call a normal day. My shoulder and hip pain were at a very low level and no bone pain at all. However, close to dinner, my stomach acted up resulting for me not to eat too much.

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