Tag Archives: Physical Therapy

2017-10-14 Recovery Day 222

Being Saturday we got up around 7:00 and had breakfast shortly afterwards. Afterwards I rested a bit before going to the Big Break Park for a longer walk. However, before doing so I received a call from Mario Paoli, a German class mate. Last time I spoke to Mario must have been in 2014, if not later. Mario was concerned if I was near the fire and smoke, since the German News was not very exact in reporting the exact location. After I informed Mario about the location of the fire and my house, we chatted a bit more. I found out that Mario did not know about my illness, which was a surprise to me because he was at our 50 year class reunion a few weeks ago where some other class mates were that knew about it. I updated Mario and we will agreed to keep in touch by using FaceTime.

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2017-10-01 Recovery Day 209

Another good day with little to write about. There is nothing better then sleeping in your own bed which was great for me as there was no pain. Waking up I had a small issue as it seemed that I had the morning issue with dizziness again. It turned out to be nothing. I played it a bit safe by having a cold cereal for breakfast. Afterwards I wend for my morning walk. The rest of the morning I spend sorting things out that got a bit mixed up during my three weeks away.

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2017-09-29 Recovery Day 207

Today was another good day, including the night with its back pain that required medication every 3 hours. My CDC numbers stayed in range supporting the planned the discharge for Saturday. As to the back pain, the good news, as confirmed by yesterday’s X-Rays, no damage to the work done by the surgery. The bad news, the T12 was compressed a bit more causing the pain. I am sure that the surgeon will address that when I see him on the 13th October.

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2017-08-16 Recovery Day 163

If you have not read yesterday’s posting, please do, otherwise you may not understand what I am about to report.

Before I update you about the additional Cyclophosphamide, also called Cytoxan infusion I am going to receive, let me update you about my pain.

Today was another good day, just like yesterday, because the only pain I had was the shoulder-back-shoulder pain which came in various pain levels. I also had no the morning sickness (dizziness and quizziness).

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2017-08-15 Recovery Day 162

Today was a good day because the only pain I had was the shoulder-back-shoulder pain which came in various pain levels. I also had no the morning sickness (dizziness and quizziness). However, we did have a eventful day since we had a appointment with UCSF in San Francisco. The appointment was to tell as the details about our upcoming Stem Cell collection and transplant. However, as we found out there was much more to it.

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2017-08-13 Recovery Day 160

Today was the day, the best day of my recovery. Hardly any signs of morning sickness (dizziness and quizziness), just some shoulder-back-shoulder pain when I do to much. The day started of with a good breakfast and a 20 minute walk afterwards along the front of our house. After that I spend a few hours resting in the backyard. The rest of the morning I spend in my office sorting to a pile of paper work. Looking at the pile, it does not look like I made any progress in my task, but I know I did. Not to over do it, I quit at lunch time.

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2017-08-11 Recovery Day 158

Today’s morning was almost the same as yesterday’s. The morning started with stomach pain that lasted to about 8:00 AM. Shortly after the stomach pain was gone, dizziness showed up for about an hour, followed by stomach quizzyness. It ended around 10:30 AM. Not the start I had be hoping for.

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2017-08-09 Recovery Day 156

I don’t know what it is, but every day turns out different then envisioned. Today was to be somewhat busy, in the morning Physical Therapy and at lunch a visit from a Electrician to add an outdoor outlet close to where our lawn chairs are. It started of not to bad, helping with breakfast, that is when it started, back pain and some pain in my right upper leg/buttocks area. I was sure I could get rid of it long before leaving for the PT. I was wrong, the pain got worse, so bad that I had to retire with an ice back upstairs.

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2017-08-08 Recovery Day 155

Today started of totally different. After getting up and going downstairs I felt dizziness that forced me to sit down. Minutes later I also encountered stomach crams. I took some Zofran hoping for the stomach pains to go away. After Dianne went to work I decided to go back upstairs to rest. By 8:00 AM my dizziness was gone and my stomach pain was almost gone, I started to feel better. I had my Skype call with Francois and afterwards I went downstairs.

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2017-08-07 Recovery Day 154

Today is officially day one of no chemo treatment. It is the start of the cleansing period before the stem cell collection. I also hope that it is the start of the chemo medication’s side effects are slowly disappearing.

Like the days before my shoulder-back-shoulder, upper leg/buttocks and foot pains give me all the problem from moving around freely. Sometimes, right after getting up in the morning, I encounter dizziness that requires me to take Meclizine. In addition, in the early morning I sometimes are faced with stomach pains which go away with taking Zofran.

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