2019-11-17 Living with Cancer Day 984

Today was yet another so-so day, the plan, like yesterday, was to get up earlier to have breakfast with Dieter, or at least up to say goodbye as they are leaving for Valencia (Southern California), a 6-hour drive. I did get up early and was downstairs around 8:30, enough time to talk a bit before seeing them off around 9:00. We got word that they arrived safely at home around 2:00 PM, Dieter is a speed daemon 🙂

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2019-11-16 Living with Cancer Day 983

Today was another so-so day, the plan was to get up a bit earlier for Saturday since Dieter, Renee and Carsten had arrived late last night for a short visit. However, I was hit by dizziness and some stomach issues, I, therefore, slept in. Getting downstairs around 9:30 I had a light breakfast before taking my medication. Dianne hooked me up for my hydration so that it was done by lunchtime. I rested during the hydration which helped with my dizziness going down.

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2019-11-14 Living with Cancer Day 981

Today was another good day, however, it was very busy starting after getting up @ 8:00. My morning chores included a lot of other stuff which changed my schedule a bit, such as starting my walk from 9:00 to 9:45. Since my upstairs chores included some physical work, I needed to rest for 15 minutes before going downstairs.

Once downstairs I had a quick breakfast and took all my medication. After a short rest, I started my walk with Dean at 9:45 getting back at 10:30.

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2019-11-13 Living with Cancer Day 980

Today was another good day, though the night was not. As during the first and second cycle, week 1, day 1, had as a side effect that I would be sweating after going to bed from about 11:00 PM to 5:00 AM from head to toe. I had it again, being preparing, I covered the bed with two large towels, which I change when I had to get up around midnight and later at 3:00 AM. Today’s treatment was part 2 of the Kyprolis/Cytoxan treatment week. Next week will be week 3, after which I will be off for a week. After that, we repeat the whole cycle again.

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2019-11-12 Living with Cancer Day 979

Today was another so-so day. Since my treatment today was too started at 9:00, I got up early at 7:00. My temperature was a bit elevated at 99.1F, hopefully, it will be done by the time of treatment. By the time I finished my morning chores and going downstairs, it was 7:30. I had a good breakfast; creamy cheese on German Rye Bread. After taking my antibiotics and regular medication I got ready for Dianne to pick me up to take me to the cancer center for my treatment.

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2019-11-11 Living with Cancer Day 978

Today was another so-so day. As is normal for weekdays I wake around 5:00 AM when Dianne gets ready for work. I check my temperature and the overall status of my Dizziness, Stomach issues, and Sleep Apnea. This morning was no different, except with the results, I had a high temperature of 100F and was sweating. Because of it, I went back to sleep. By 8:00 the temperature was still high 99.5F, so I stayed in bed. I checked again at 9:00, the same result. At 10:00 still no change, but it was time to get up and go downstairs, which I did.

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2019-11-10 Living with Cancer Day 977

Today was lazy Sunday morning. I slept in until about 8:30. I got dressed and went downstairs to have some breakfast. Dianne hooked me up to hydration which ended just as it was at lunchtime. Dianne had cleaned my downstairs satellite office (the recliner area). After lunch, I rested a bit since I was running a high temperature of a 99.1F.

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2019-11-09 Living with Cancer Day 976

Today was another GOOD day, it started with getting up early to have breakfast at Mel’s Diner before going shopping at the Farmers Market in Brentwood. Before going home, we stopped at Walmart to do some more shopping. After getting home and having put away the groceries, etc., Dianne and Denise went back out. I stayed home because my shoulder had cramped up from all that walking around the Farmers Market. I was able to watch the Soccer game of Bayern vs Dortmund, which Bayern won 4:0.

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2019-11-08 Living with Cancer Day 975

Today was a so-so day, at 9:00 the Sutter Home Care Nurse came by to do her physical checkup, which takes about 30 minutes. I passed with flying colors. The last thing she does is putting back a new needle into my port for having access. Dianne uses it for my daily hydration, and on treatment day it is used for the IV fluids, and it is also used for blood and platelet transfusions. Without a port, access is a simple needle poke in either the right or left arm with a good artery. With the number of blood draws alone a port is a must.

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2019-11-07 Living with Cancer Day 974

Today was another good day, like yesterday it started with Dean and me having our morning walk followed with Dean drive me to the Cancer Center for my third and last Zarxio Injection. Afterward, we went to Kaiser Permanente for Dean to have his Labs drawn. It took more than the 15 minutes, Dean had said it would. Normally on Thursday, there is a Farmers Market, it seemed it is closed for the season.

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