Tag Archives: Multiple Myeloma

2018-07-15 Recovery Day 496

Today was a better day. No more diarrhea resulting in a good night sleep. I started the day with a good breakfast, still following the BRAT diet. During the day my stomach would still rumble up every so often, not really a big problem. On the positive side my energy level started to raise. It looks like my bout with the diarrhea seems to be over.

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2018-07-14 Recovery Day 495

Today was another so-so day. The good news the new stronger medication kept the diarrhea in check, especially during the night. I still had to get up three times. During the day my stomach would not stop actively rumbling for a lack of a better word. On the negative side, my energy level was rather low. The good news I had no diarrhea during the day. Hopefully it will stay that way during the night and tomorrow.

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2018-07-13 Recovery Day 494

Today was a somewhat day. The diarrhea is back, starting during the night every hour. It was bit better during the day since it only happen a few times. However, especially after having had IV hydration again I just did not feel well. I did not taking any chances during the day when it came to eating, I am stayed on the special BRAT diet.

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2018-07-12 Recovery Day 493

Today was a somewhat good day. I had no diarrhea until about 4:30. In between I had a good BM around 13:30 which was not totally solid, more of a mashed potato type. We took this one to the lap for analysis. We are back to watch for diarrhea the rest of the day! I am not taking any chances and therefore I am staying on the special BRAT diet.

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2018-07-11 Recovery Day 492

Today was a so-so day. I had diarrhea only in the early morning around 2:30. No diarrhea for the rest of the day! However my energy level was way down. Dianne accredits this to a lack of hydration. Not taking chances I stayed on the special BRAT diet. My oncology doctor, talking with Dianne agreed for me to come in and get to IV hydration.

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2018-07-10 Recovery Day 491

Today was almost a good day. The bad news, the diarrhea was back! The good news it was not as bad as before where I had to go every hour. Today I only had to go 4 times and it was more solid then before. However, I stayed on the special BRAT diet. The diarrhea was only present from about 11:00 to 17:00.

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2018-07-09 Recovery Day 490

Today was a better day. The good news, no diarrhea! However, I played it safe by having still a special BRAT breakfast. The rest of the day was diarrhea free. After resting a bit I went for the daily morning walk. However today I walked alone since Dean had another commitment.

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2018-07-08 Recovery Day 489

Today was a so-so day. The good news, the night was better then yesterday, I only had to get up twice. I got up around 7:30 and had my special BRAT breakfast. After resting a bit and looking after my diarrhea Dianne and I went for our morning walk. I was able to walk for about 45 minutes without any issues. For the rest of the day I stayed on the BRAT diet. The goal was to get to the point that there was no longer any diarrhea.

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2018-07-07 Recovery Day 488

Today was not a good day. It all started last night when I woke up because of diarrhea a side effect
I did go for my morning walk with Dean, but it was limited to be close to the house in case I needed to rush home. I was somewhat lucky since I was able to walk for about 30 minutes and even took some PICTURES.

The rest of the day I rested, taking my medication and followed the BRAD diet. For dinner I had banana slices on toast. Hopefully I will have recovered enough to be able to have a good night sleep.

That is it for today, in summary, the day was overall a bad day.


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2018-07-07 – Pictures that contain blue

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2018-07-06 Recovery Day 487

Today was yet another good day even with yesterday being a treatment day which sometimes comes with some side effects. It seems none today. I got up around my normal weekday time which is 6:30. How ever since Dianne was still on vacation, we got up a bit later to a good breakfast. There where no health related complaints, such as stomach problems or bone pains, only a little bit shoulder discomfort.

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