Tag Archives: Medication

2018-09-18 Recovery Day 561

Today was like yesterday, today was another almost good day. Still having dizziness and stomach problems in the early morning, which after taking a Zofran helps controlling it for the rest of the day. In addition, I also had some back pain at the start of the day, which I controlled with Tylenol. During the day I encountered a few times, for short periods, bone pain on my right hip and left knee. It lasts each time for about 10 minutes. These pains are the side effects of the Zometa and are a normal occurrence after a treatment. They normally stop after a week.

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2018-09-12 Recovery Day 555

Today was another excellent day, again, no dizziness, stomach queasiness or bone pain all day long. The back pain was also gone today, all that was there was the discomfort of the shoulder, which feels like a low-level pain for a lack of a better word. It was the second day in a row that I no pain. Today was my monthly all-day treatment day.

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2018-09-11 Recovery Day 554

Today was another excellent day, like yesterday, no dizziness, stomach queasiness or bone pain all day long. There the back pain was gone today, all that was there was the discomfort of the shoulder, which feels like a low-level pain for a lack of a better word. It was the day out of 554 that I was able to enjoy the lack of pain. Tomorrow is my monthly all-day treatment day, let’s see how things will be after that.

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2018-08-25 Recovery Day 537

Today was another so-so day, it almost was a very bad day. Like yesterday, on the positive side, the day started with no dizziness, stomach queasiness or bone pain after getting up. However, on the shoulder pain side, a result of the spine surgery, things were so bad that I stayed in bed. Dianne even brought my breakfast, homemade McMuffin, up to me. To get the pain under control I took a Dilaudid (hydromorphone hydrochloride). I stayed in bed until lunchtime, by which the pain level was way down.

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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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2018-08-16 Recovery Day 528

Another good day that still starts with dizziness and my stomach after getting up. For details see earlier posts starting with posting 2018-08-10 Recovery Day 522. As to the Transderm Scop (Scopolamine) patch, it seems not to work. I will keep using it until 21 August, the end of this cycle, to see if the patch is working.

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2018-08-13 Recovery Day 525

Today was another good day with a repeat of dizziness and my stomach queasiness when first getting up. A repeat of what happened 4 days ago, out of 4 days I had 3 days of these symptoms. One issue causing this maybe the Transderm Scop (Scopolamine) patch which I stopped applying because I no longer had the dizziness and stomach issues. Transderm Scop is an anticholinergic drug patch applied to the skin used to prevent nausea and vomiting. Guess since the symptoms are back I will apply the patch again and see if the dizziness and my stomach queasiness will go away.

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2018-08-10 Recovery Day 522

Today was a good day with somewhat unexpected complication at the start of the day. For most of the day, there were no side effects or pains (the exception being the surgery related shoulder pain). As to the complication, today was what we call “Patch Day“. In the morning Dianne changes my Fentanyl patches which is my baseline pain control. The patch is a transdermal system delivering 100 mcg/hr for 72 hrs. I use two patches for 200 mcg. This morning after changing the patches, I suddenly got very dizzy and my stomach got queasy. I took immediately Zofran and Meclizine which got it under control. By the time I was ready for my walk, everything was back to normal.

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2018-08-08 Recovery Day 520

Today was a good day with some odd things. For starters no side effects or pains (the exception being the surgery related shoulder pain). As to the side effect part, I said none, but the odd thing I mention may have been a side effect or is due to the pollution? We still have to deal with severe air pollution caused by the nearby wildfires. It is starting to affect our breathing.

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2018-08-07 Recovery Day 519

Continuing with another good day that has no side effects or pains (the exception being the surgery related shoulder pain). We still have to deal with severe air pollution caused by the nearby wildfires. It is starting to affect our breathing. Today the smog stayed around for most of the day as we were not able to see Mount Diablo at all.

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