2020-07-02 Living With Cancer – Day 1814

Today was almost a regular good day, health-wise my pain levels were at the normal range around three/two peaking only a few times to four/three. No surprise there. The pain level behaved as it should during my walk, resting and being active, etc.

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2020-06-28 Living With Cancer – Day 1810

Today was another good day, health-wise the pain levels were not the problem, or I am getting used to them. The problem today was my eyesight, bright sunlight causing very low contrast in my good left eye, making it difficult to read my mail or compose any document, even when using the night-mode, white text on black background.

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2020-06-04 Living with Cancer – Day 1777

Like yesterday, I woke up with my shoulder blade pain at a level 3 and lower back a level 1. During the day, when active, the shoulder pain increased up to a level 4 and the lower back pain increased up to level 2. The main reason for the lower levels during the day was because I spend most of the time sitting. Upon resting for awhile, the lower back pain even dropped to a level 0, for a short period of time.

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2020-06-02 Living With Cancer – Day 1175

Today I woke up to both of my shoulder blades at a pain level 4 and my lower back at a level 3. After breakfast the pain level for my shoulder blades increased to a level 5, which stayed that way during my morning walk. No change in the level for my back which stated at 3. The pain levels for both stay that way for the rest of the day.

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2020-02-03 Living with Cancer Day 1062

2020-02-03 Living with Cancer Day 1062

Summary
Overall today was a more painful day. Also, I did fall asleep more often. I am told that this is a side effect of the Dilaudid. I have a choice, sleep or stay awake with pain.

Early Morning – 06:44:34 PST, 36°F Clear, Antioch, CA
My mornings are all the same, I wake up around 7:00 and are downstairs latest by 8:30. Today was that way almost that way, I woke up at 6:45 and downstairs at 8:00. I was a bit earlier since I had to be ready for pickup by Dianne at 9:00 for my 9:15 appointment.

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2020-02-02 Living with Cancer Day 1061

2020-02-02 Living with Cancer Day 1061

Summary
Today was overall not a good day. It started off with some real bad pain, which reduced itself, but not enough to at least calling it a so-so pain day. I tried walking around to loosen the muscles, but that did the opposite, it causes more pain in my back. Hopefully, I will have a good sleep to recover from some of that pain.

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2020-01-31 Living with Cancer Day 1059

2020-01-31 Living with Cancer Day 1059

Summary
Today was interesting from my health perspective. Overall my pain level was what I would call stable at a slightly higher level. However, trying to stay awake was not easy and, in the end, I just fell asleep going to bed very early.

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2020-01-21 Living with Cancer Day 1049

Waking Up – 10:52:11 PST, 54°F Mostly Cloudy, Antioch, CA
I woke up around 6:00 and prepared my Weather update for Steve Paulson at KTVU. After that, I dozed off again to about 7:00. I watch some TV and worked on my overdue blog entries. I finally got up at 8:00. It was rather difficult since my pain level was rather high. I went downstairs at 8:30.

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