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2018-08-18 Recovery Day 530

Today was almost a good day. I still have the dizziness and stomach queasiness after getting up. For details start reading posting 2018-08-10 Recovery Day 522. I am also still waiting for the Transderm Scop (Scopolamine) patch to kick in. Being the 3rd day after my treatment day, I experienced bone pains as a side effect from the Zometa. The pain level was reduced because of taking Claritin-D before and after treatment. Today I also had for the first time lightheadedness after lunch. On the positive side, I did not have diarrhea like the last time.

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2018-08-16 Recovery Day 528

Another good day that still starts with dizziness and my stomach after getting up. For details see earlier posts starting with posting 2018-08-10 Recovery Day 522. As to the Transderm Scop (Scopolamine) patch, it seems not to work. I will keep using it until 21 August, the end of this cycle, to see if the patch is working.

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2018-08-07 Recovery Day 519

Continuing with another good day that has no side effects or pains (the exception being the surgery related shoulder pain). We still have to deal with severe air pollution caused by the nearby wildfires. It is starting to affect our breathing. Today the smog stayed around for most of the day as we were not able to see Mount Diablo at all.

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2018-08-02 Recovery Day 514

Healthwise another good day. No hip pains during my walk, nor any needle and pins pains on my right body side. I started yesterday taking Pomalyst, the chemo pill, again. No side effects today, which is as expected based on the past of taking Pomalyst. If any side effects, they will show up over the weekend. Because of diarrhea, the dosage was reduced from 4mg to 3mg. We will know soon if the adjustment will limit the side effects or not.

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2018-07-26 Recovery Day 507

Today was starting to become a better day. Sleeping was OK no diarrhea not even after getting up at 6:30. I had my first Bow Movement (BM) which was 90% solids just before Breakfast. For Breakfast I had Oatmeal to start getting off the Brat Diet. I took the 3 pills of the special medication after Breakfast. For the rest of the day I had no further BM. As to my cancer linked pains and their levels, they were either not notable or at their lowest level. For dinner I had a German Alphabet Noodle Soup with a toasted bun. Afterwards I took the 3 pills of the special medication.

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2018-07-25 Recovery Day 506

Today was another so-so day. It is maybe because of the high outside temperature. The diarrhea is still there, maybe not as much, but mostly after eating something. Sleeping was OK until I had to get up, the diarrhea started up again. As to the day itself, I only had to go three times, more then yesterday. I was sure the day would get better. However, as the rest of the day moved along my energy level dropped more and more.

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2018-07-21 Recovery Day 502

Today was a very bad day. It started again last night, every hour I had the need to go to the bathroom. I was able to have a BRAT breakfast and go with Dianne to Brentwood. Dianne went shopping at the Farmers Market and I took PHOTOS of signs. Getting back home it did not take long for the diarrhea to take over again. For the rest of the day I was up every hour.

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2018-07-17 Recovery Day 498

Today was a great day. I had a really good sleep thanks to no diarrhea and no constipation. I had my regular breakfast to start my day and getting ready for taking my morning medication. Since the forecast for today was still high temperatures close to 100F with humidity high above normal, my morning walk with Dean was again moved to between 8:00 and 8:30. Bottomline for today, I felt health wise way above how I have felt the last 5 days.

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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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