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2018-06-17 Recovery Day 467

Today was another so-so day. It started with not being able to sleep past midnight. I was up every hour until I got up at 7:00. The good news no signs of dizziness or nausea, the bad news the pain level in my shoulder was at higher level then normally and both of my hips were hurting. I started to have breakfast and watched the World Cup game Germany against Mexico, which Mexico won. Since my pain level did not lower itself I decided to take a Dilaudid hoping that it will bring my pain down.

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2018-06-16 Recovery Day 467

Today was a so-so day. The day started without any signs of dizziness or nausea, and the pain level in my shoulder was at normal level. Since tomorrow is Father’s Day, Dianne took me out for breakfast a day earlier to bypass the crowds tomorrow. After breakfast we went to the farmers market to get the ingredients for Dianne’s Minestrone soup.

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2018-06-07 Recovery Day 458

Today was the first day after yesterday’s all-day treatment day. Sometimes this day maybe full of surprises with early side effects. The day started of fine with no issues, no signs of dizziness or nausea in the morning. After breakfast and morning medication I watered the flowers in our backyard. Afterwards I went with Dean to the DOW’s Wetland Preserve. Activity wise it was a very busy day without any pain increase or any new side effects.

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2018-06-04 Recovery Day 455

The day started of fine with no issues, no signs of dizziness or nausea in the morning. After breakfast and morning medication I went with Dean to the new eBART station checking it out before driving down to the Marina for our morning walk with Dean. We got back home just in time for lunch. Because it was hot outside I stayed inside. Shortly after lunch I noticed some stomach problems, so I rested. The stomach problem continued for the rest of the day.

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2018-05-24 Recovery Day 444

Health-wise things were not good from the start, I had **NO* sleep all night, the best was about an hour of cat nap with the help of listening to some music from my iPod Nano. The problem not getting any sleep started around 9:00 PM, my normal time to turn the TV off and fall asleep within the next 30 minutes. Last night I keep awake because of some leg spasms starting below the shoulder blade and ending just above the knee bone. The spasms lasted about a minute only to repeat shortly after. Neither Tylenol and later Dilaudid did do nothing to help slow down or stop the spasms.

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2018-05-22 Recovery Day 442

Health-wise things are better again, I had a good night sleep, no dizziness and good vitals. Breakfast was toast with jam and tea, followed with taking my morning medication. Before my morning walk, I had a Skype session with Francois. Overall I was feeling good for the rest of the day, limiting my actiities before it was too late.
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2018-04-22 Recovery Day 412

Another fine warm day. Health wise, my blood pressure was back to what it has been since starting the second round of treatment. No change in my morning routine, starting with a good breakfast, taking afterwards my morning medication and getting ready for my morning walk. Today, being Sunday, the walk was a family affair.

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Twigs Test – Take 7

Day five of the twigs test, today’s lens is my Maxxum (Minolta) AF 75-300mm F/4.5-5.6 (Big Beercan). Originally produced by Minolta (1986), and currently produced by Sony, the AF 75-300mm F4.5-5.6, is a telephoto zoom photographic lens. The first generation body is made of metal. There is a focus limiter switch to speed up focusing. The lens and the Minolta AF 70-210mm f/4 lens are known as the “Big Beercan” and “Beercan” because their lens shape and size closely match the proportions of a typical aluminum beercan.

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Twigs Test – Take 6

Day five of the twigs test, today’s lens is my Minolta AF 70-210mm F/4 (Beercan). The lens is colloquially knows as the “beercan”.

It was introduced in 1985, however, production slowed and then eventually stopped; its successors, the Sony 70-210mm f/3.5-4.5 and Sony 70-210mm f/4.5-5.6 had none of the qualities of the original and build and image quality decreased.

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Twigs Test – Take 5

Day five of the twigs test, today’s lens is my Sony 55-200mm F/4-5.6 SAM (SAL-55200-2). The lens makes a good companion to the Sony DT 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 (SAL-1855) “kit” lens offered by Sony. With a 3.6x zoom and focal length equivalent of 82.5-300mm, I can bring subjects up pretty close, though this isn’t the only telephoto lens offered in this price range, I also got the Sony 75-300mm F/4.5-5.6, more on this later (Take 8).

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