Today was a good day with many challenges. For starters I had to get up very early 6:30, so that Denise could drop me off before 7:30 at the cancer center for my PET/CT. The challenges were to lie still for a number of scan session. Doing so, lying on my back where all my pain points take a bit of doing. However, I made it without the need to redo any scan. Getting back home, I started to feel the various spots that I was lying on, all that I was able to do was resting, which did feel good.
Today was a somewhat good day for photography. The sunshine helped but the strong wind interfered sometimes with the perfect shoot. These photos were taken in our backyard of the many flowers that bloom in so many colors.
Today was another so-so day! Starting with the health related items, the day started off without any dizziness, stomach issues or hip and ankle pains. My shoulder’s comfort/pain level was at a very low level. However, after my photo session I noticed some stomach issues and dizziness, which may be due to the PET/CT’s contrast fluid I got injected. Resting for the rest of the afternoon and taking the Zofran medication seemed to bring it back down.
Health-wise I finally had a good night sleep. The morning started of great, no dizziness and my vitals were good. I had a good breakfast and was ready for my morning walk. However, all of a sudden, after taking my morning medication, my left side from shoulder to my hand was getting very tight with some light pain.
I decided to go upstairs to lie down for a bit, hoping the tightness would go away. After about an hour or so I start feeling better and ready to go for my morning walk with my wife. Returning back home, my arm’s tightness was almost all gone, what was left was my shoulder’s tightness the result from my spine surgery and something I will have to deal with for most of the rest of my life.
Health-wise it was a normal, but early, start. I had to get up about 30 minutes earlier due to having a 7:00 appointment for a PET scan. AS with every morning the last week I had a bit of dizziness which I got under control of with Zofran. Due to my PET this morning I had to skip breakfast. Denise took dropped me of for my PET before she went to work herself.
Today was a better day, weather-wise the day started with light rain and cold temperatures in the morning. It changed to light showers and by end of day it was mostly cloudy. Health-wise, no bone pain which helped since I had an early appoint for a PET/CT scan that lasted 2 1/2 hours, of which 45 minutes are used for scanning and the rest for preparation.
Today was a bad day, weather-wise it was like yesterday sunny but cold in the morning and by end of day mostly cloudy. Health-wise, waking up with strong bone pain, the side effect of the Zometa infusion. I did finally manage to get out of bed around lunch and had a short walk with Dianne.