2019-05-21 Living with Cancer Day 808

Today was a good day, starting off well after a good night sleep. Being back home a morning routine has been established. I get up around 8:00, get dressed, go downstairs for taking my vitals before having breakfast. Today that routine was a bit altered because of a change in Dianne’s morning schedule. After checking my vitals, having breakfast and taking my morning medication, I rested for a bit.

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2019-05-20 Living with Cancer Day 807

Today was my all-day infusion day, which progressed without any issues. The only issue of importance was my fall at 3 minutes past midnight. On my way from the bed to the bathroom, I tripped and fell flat onto my knees and forehead. Lucky for me no broken bones or concussion. Dianne checked on me every hour to make sure I was ok.

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2019-05-19 Living with Cancer Day 806

Today was not a good day, weather and health-wise. I woke up with a temperature of 100.2F. The temperature stayed at 100.2F for the morning. At 09:30 I took 2 Tylenol, which lowered the temperature and kept it in check. For most of the day, I rested and checking my vitals to make sure the temperature did not reach 101.0F

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2019-05-18 Living with Cancer Day 805

Today was not a good day, but not a bad day either. The day started off well after a good night sleep, I get up around 8:30, got dressed, and went downstairs for taking my vitals. My vitals, Blood Pressure and Oximeter readings were good, however, I ran a body temperature of a 100.0F.

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2019-05-17 Living with Cancer Day 804

Today was another good day, starting off well after a good night sleep. It seems that after being back home for almost a week, a morning routine has been established. I get up around 8:30, get dressed, go downstairs for taking my vitals before having breakfast. After breakfast, I check my schedule for any Chemo Treatments, Lab test (blood draws), Doctor appointments and/or FaceTime/Skype calls scheduled.

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2019-05-16 Living with Cancer Day 803

Today was so much better compared to yesterday. The day started off well after a good night sleep. I got up at 8:30, got dressed and went downstairs for taking my vitals before having breakfast. After breakfast, I had FaceTime calls with Ray and Paul. I will start calling other friends over the next few days using Skype.

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2019-04-16 to 2019-05-14 Living with Cancer Day 771 to 801

I am very sorry not having posted any blog entries for the last 29 days. Things just happened too quickly.

I will keep things short for today, having spent much of my energy already.

It started on Tuesday 16th April with a high fever, 100.6F. Dianne took me down to the local Hospital’s E/R. When I was first admitted they thought I was Neutropenic because of the high-temperature 101.4F, sweating and stomach cramps.

It turned out I that having some type of flu with a very high fever and Low O2 (Oxygen) levels. The temperature is almost normal and the sweating has stopped.

They ran some interesting test all day Wednesday to confirm that I had nothing other than the flu. It turned out they were wrong, over the weekend I watched some soccer and rugby with having been informed to have the Flu and confirmed Influenza A, thanks to the lack of an immune system.

As it turns out things got worse as the Infectious Disease Unit found out that I have Aspergillus in my lungs. Aspergillus is a genus consisting of a few hundred mold species found in various climates worldwide.

Since two Monday’s ago they have run tests to confirm their diagnosis. In addition, I underwent 3 CT/Chest scan to determine if the antibiotic solution they believe will control the infection.

As it turns out it seems they have found the medication that I will have to take twice a day for at least 6 months.

In summary, since entering the E/R over 3 weeks ago, I have successfully dealt with the Flu and Influenza A. I am positive I will be able to deal with the latest addition, Aspergillus Fumigatus.

2019-04-14 Living with Cancer Day 769

Today was another good Day. Being Sunday, I slept in until 9:00. As to my dizziness, and stomach cramps they were hardly noticeable, however, the sweating part was at its highest output. The good news, the sweating did stop after half an hour. For the rest of the day, none of the three problem areas showed up. As to my energy level, it varied depending on my activity. Walking around to take some pictures took quite some energy requiring me to rest to charge my system back up.

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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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