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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2019-04-13 Living with Cancer Day 768

Today was a good Day. For starters, I slept in until 9:00. As to my dizziness, stomach cramps and sweating they were hardly noticeable, especially the sweating part which seemed to be gone. To sum it up, for the whole day, none of the three problem areas showed up. However, after lunch, my system started to run low on energy, which had a side effect of dozing off every so often.

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2019-04-11 Living with Cancer Day 766

Today was not a bad Day, almost a copy of yesterday. It started off the way all my days start, with dizziness, stomach cramps and sweating. The differences being the levels they appear, today they were at a higher level, especially the sweating part, it would not stop until about 5 minutes into my walk, but returned after the end of my walk for about 15 minutes. My hip muscles hurting still from the weekend trip to Sonoma Garden’s. In summary, health-wise today was a very so-so Day.

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2019-04-10 Living with Cancer Day 765

Today was not a bad Day, it started off the way all my days start, with dizziness, stomach cramps and sweating. The differences being the levels they appear, today they were at a low level. I also had a bit of my leg and hip muscles hurting still from the weekend trip to Sonoma Gardens. In summary, health-wise today was a very so-so Day.

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