Tag Archives: Multiple Myeloma

2017-09-04 Recovery Day 182

Getting up this morning was again a bit hard since the overnight temperatures still not dropped. After breakfast Dianne and I went for a walk before the heat came back. Returning from the walk my stomach pain showed back up lasting until noon. The rest of the morning I rested as ordered by my UCSF team. Since today’s temperature did drop more then forecasted, Dianne and I were able to walk much longer then yesterday.

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2017-08-19 Recovery Day 166

Today started off without any problems. We had the free breakfast at the motel, it was not much, but enough for us. Since our appointment was not until 10:00 we had enough time to get ready. Since the most time we would spend here I was able to reduce our things to pack-up and take. I am so glad that the laptop I purchased not long ago was the 14 inch MacBook, the size, weight and functionally is just perfect. Not to much nor to not enough. By the time we were ready to go, the taxi was here to take us to UCSF MD at Parnassus.

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2017-08-14 Recovery Day 161

Today was a good day with a slow start in the morning. I did have a bit of the morning sickness (dizziness and quizziness) which lasted to about 8:00 AM. After some breakfast I walked for about 20 minutes. For the rest of the day all I had was the shoulder-back-shoulder pain which came at various levels.

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2017-08-03 Recovery Day 150

This morning was very different from the last few mornings. For starters my shoulder-back-shoulder pain and upper leg/buttocks and foot pain were back. I was able to prepare breakfasts for Dianne and me, but that was it, I had to go and rest right afterwards. One of the things I do every day after having prepared the breakfasts, is to take my vitals. Today my temperature was at 100.4F, which is considered a light fever. Taking some Tylenol got the temperature down but I still have stomach pains. However, it did not stop me from having my weekly Skype session with Francois.

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2017-07-21 Recovery Day 137

Getting up this morning I was hoping for a better day than the last two days. Sadly it did not turn out that way. All morning long my left foot, up to my knee, and both of my upper buttocks were in pain that would not go away. I tried everything, resting for awhile, try walking it off, nothing help. Even sitting outside for lunch with my Premonus colleagues did not help today.

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2017-05-31 Recovery Day 86

Today’s good news is that we are all most done with cycle 3. Today was the second IV chemo treatment. What is left is the nightly Revlimid medication until Sunday. Next week is the resting week before starting the next cycle on the 12th June.

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2017-05-25 Recovery Day 80

Today’s good news is that I am going home tomorrow (Friday)! My spine surgery location is healing very well. My daily occupational, physical and neuro-psycho sessions are all completed. Last, but not least, neuro-psycho, What is that?. Neuropsychoanalysis (previously neuro-psychoanalysis) is a movement within neuroscience and psychoanalysis to combine the insights of both disciplines for a better understanding of mind and brain.

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2017-05-20 Recovery Day 75

There is a lot of good news to report for today. For starters I had a good night of sleep. The good news started with the great omelette I had to start my day. As part of my OT exercises I had a shower. My shoulder pain seems to be under control using a water heating pad. I should also not forget that Dianne was here since she stayed overnight. Her present was more than welcome since she helped with everything that she has been doing for me since my diagnoses.

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2017-05-19 Recovery Day 74

Today’s good news, is foremost the fact that Dianne spend most of the day and night with me here at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center. Medically speaking the good news for today is that we determine that the right shoulder pain is caused by muscle spasm and muscle tension. The goal now is to use heat and cold compresses to eliminate the pain so that we can work to complete the Physical and Occupational Therapy.

As to the bad news for today, with so much going it was hard to remember if there was anything bad that we needed to point out.

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2017-05-09 Recovery Day 64 – Short Version

Quick update more to come tomorrow.

First the good news, the surgery went well, I can move my feet and toes, move my arms, fingers and thumbs, in summery everything that moved before still does, and which did not does not. The report from the assistant surgeon was that they fixed twice the number of compressions that they had identified needed to be fixed. My spine was in a mess, no wonder all that pain.

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