2019-07-19 Living with Cancer Day 865

Today was a great day, it did start off the right way, I took my early Dizziness and stomach setting medication (Zofran) when I woke up around 4:00, which is my early morning activity for as long as I can remember, and it works. In the worst case it lowers both settings when I getup around 7:00 to start my real Morning routine.

Getting up today I had the usual light dizziness, stomach ache, but no sweating. As to my shoulder pain it was at the normal level, I do however, in preparation to not have my shoulder plate’s pain get out of control, take two Tylenol, which keep it at an acceptable level.

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2019-07-18 Living with Cancer Day 864

Today was a good day, it was also a very busy day. It started off a bit slow, after waking up around 3:00 am I had trouble getting back to sleep, so I took a Zofran which help in letting me get to sleep until 5:00.

Getting up I had the usual light dizziness, stomach ache, and sweating. As for my shoulder pain, it was at a normal level. I did, however, take two Tylenol to ensure that my shoulder pain would not get out of control and remain at an acceptable level.

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2019-07-03 Living with Cancer Day 850

Today was NOT a GOOD day. The day started off with no lower back pain and the usual shoulder pain. However, after getting downstairs my stomach acted up. I rested for 15 minutes which did not help to improve the situation. I mastered to have some toast before taken my medication. I continued resting until it was time for Dieter to drop me of at the Cancer Center for my all-day Chemo Treatment.

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2019-07-01 Living with Cancer Day 847

Today was again NOT a good day. The day started off as planned, still no issues with my new morning routine. Today, I woke up with some lower back pain and a higher than usually shoulder pain, not high enough to take some Dilaudid. After breakfast, I rested to get some relief of the pain before my morning walk with Dean. Shortly after starting our walk, my system crashed again, similar to yesterday’s crash. After about 1/4 of the distance we walk every morning I noticed that my shoulder pain got very high with my oxygen level at 95%. To not overstress my system with continuing the walk, we turned around to go back home.

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2019-06-24 Living with Cancer Day 841

Today was a good day. We had an early start with no dizziness or stomach issues. The reason for the early start was a scheduling issue, with me having a 10:00 appointment. By getting up at 7:00 I had enough time for getting dressed, and having a good breakfast, and got ready for our walk, all before 8:00. The morning walk was a good, no problem, we added a half block one way, making it one block and it took us 45 minutes as before. Getting back home I rested for a bit before getting ready for Dean to pick me up for my 10:00 Chemo Teach.

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2019-06-23 Living with Cancer Day 839

Today was another excellent day, and it started off as planned. We had an early start getting up at 7:00 with no dizziness or stomach issues. Dianne prepared a good breakfast which I eat and finished before 8:00. This gave us that hour, 8:00-9:00, of no eating which is a requirement to take my Antiobiotics. After 8:00 we started to get ready for us to leave to go to IKEA in Emeryville after 9:00. We took my modified walker with the Oxygen Concentrators which we had to check if it fits into our new car. We left as planned around 9:00 with no problem.

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2019-06-21 Living with Cancer Day 838

Today was a very good day, it started off with getting up early at 6:00 to have breakfast at Denny’s before getting to the Quest Laboratory at 7:45 for the trough test at 8:00. I got back home by 8:15 to get ready for my morning walk with Dean. Because I was ready at 8:45 and Dean was outside doing some grass trimming we started off early with our walk to beat the heat. Overall we had a good walk, we got a bit faster than yesterday for the same route by about 10 minutes. The Oxygen Saturation Levels look good, 95% at the start without oxygen, with Oxygen 97%, 30 minutes later at turning point 90%, 2 and 3 minutes later 92%, returning back home at end of walk 92% recovery to 95% within 5 minutes. During the day without Oxygen, it is in the range between 96-98%

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2019-06-13 Living with Cancer Day 831

Today was another good day, the night was a bit better than yesterday, after my normal Bathroom visits, getting back to sleep took a bit longer or were a false alarm. I also did sweat during the night at a very, very low level. It was different during the day that after some physical activity the sweating started at a high level lasting about 15 to 30 minutes of resting. The Heart Rate level stayed for non-activities times below 90, but during activities was between 100 to 125. The Oxygen Saturation (SpO2) levels were good, when in the house after recovering from an activity the levels were between 95% to 99%. Recovery level was from 88% to 91%. Recall, I only use the Oxygen when walking or other physical activities that lower my Oxygen level below 90/91%, such as walking up the stairs without stopping at the landing halfway.

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2019-06-11 Living with Cancer Day 829

Today was good day, I do remember what I did, not like yesterday when I had trouble recalling what I did. My Temperature during the day was between 98.4 and 99.1, which is OK, however, my pulse rate was between 75 and 131, which could be a side effect or an infection. We will know more tomorrow, my chemo treatment day.

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