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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2020-01-07 Living with Cancer Day 1035

Date: 2020 January 07, at 07:46:07 PST
Weather: 32°F Freezing Fog
Location: 4410 Deermeadow Way, Antioch, CA, United States

Getting Up – 07:46:07 PST – 32°F Freezing Fog
I woke up around 6:30 but stayed in bed until 7:45 since it was just too cold, 34F (1C). Before going downstairs, I did my daily chores and spend some time in my office getting some items I need to use my other smart switches as a gang of two downstairs.

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2019-10-07 Living with Cancer Day 943

Today was another Not So Good Day. I got up again round 7:30 to do my morning chores before going downstairs. Getting downstairs my headache from yesterday was back, this time at a much lower level. Today, the walk was very taxing on my system, I therefore rested watching some recorded TV games such as the NFL Raiders game, and the Bundesliga game by Dortmund.

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2019-09-10 Living with Cancer Day 916

Today was a so-so day. My day started off around 7:30 getting ready for my walk with Dean. I still have some stomach cramps and lightheadedness, which are less than yesterday. My vitals were, Blood Pressure 131/79 Pulse 57 and a temperature of 98.1F. By 4:00 PM the temperature has risen to 99.1F and stayed around for the rest of the day.

Moving around during the day was still a problem as the pain below my right hip, possible muscle pain, made it difficult to walk. The pain disperses when sitting down or resting in the recliner. As I mention yesterday, I will have to report this tomorrow to my Oncology doctor during my followup meeting.

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2019-08-07 Living with Cancer Day 882

Today was almost identical to yesterday, another so-so day, no real issues getting up and going downstairs for breakfast. Like yesterday, I did start sweating a bit once I got downstairs. Since today is Chemo Infusion Day, I did not go for my morning walk, but instead I got ready for my appointment. For most of the day I will be in a recliner. My vitals were good and my pain locations were the shoulder/neck and the lower back region.

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2019-07-25 Living with Cancer Day 871

Today was the first day after Chemo Treatment day, which normally is a very good day. This can not be said for today which turned out to be a so-so day.

Getting up, I had the usual light dizziness, stomach ache, and light sweating. Things changed during my upstairs morning routine which includes for Thursday some additional activities that triggered today for my pain levels and sweat to increase to the point that I had to rest upstairs for about 15 minutes before going downstairs.

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2019-07-23 Living with Cancer Day 869

Today was NOT a good day, compared too yesterday. Getting up my I took note that my pain location and levels did not change a bit from yesterday, a positive sign. After finishing my morning routine, I went downstairs for breakfast.

By the time I had started to prepare my breakfast, things changed, back were my dizziness, stomach cramps and hip pain. I check my vitals which are good, however my health symptoms did not reflect that.

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2019-07-11 Living with Cancer Day 857

Today was a better day. I got up around 6:30 to start my morning routine early since ED a Docent college was joining my walk with Dean at 8:00. I had some light dizziness very little stomach ache but lots of sweating. In preparation to not have my shoulder plate’s pain get out of control, I decided to take a Dilaudid (8 mg) with my morning breakfast as it did yesterday. I was the only time took it, I could take it every 8 hours, but decided against it. Like yesterday relaxing in the recliner or being in bed did not drive the pain in to a high pain level. BTW, my Fentanyl Patches will be increased by another 50 mg that should take care of the shoulder pain.

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2019-03-24 Living with Cancer – Day 748

Today was again a so-so day, starting with me getting up at 8:00 and like yesterday having to deal with shoulder pain on both sides and some dizziness which I could not shake of, it lasted all day long at various levels. As to my cough and sore throat it did not show up today. In summary, I had to deal all day with my shoulder and lower back pains.

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2019-03-09 Living with Cancer – Day 733

Today was a bad day. Things got bad right from the start after getting up. Every one of my pain locations was active. I had taken Dilaudid hours before but it did nothing too in reducing my pain. In addition to the pain, I also had to deal with dizziness and stomach cramps. For the rest of the day the pain, dizziness and stomach cramps hung around at different levels. All I could do was resting and getting up every once in a while.

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