Tag Archives: Physical Therapy

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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2017-08-06 Recovery Day 153

Like yesterday there is not much to write as it is a repeat of yesterday, with only the pain being different. The only pain I had this morning was the upper leg/buttocks and foot pain. In addition to the pain, I did have at the beginning of the morning some stomach pain and dizziness. Both stayed around for most of the morning. Around 10:00 Dianne and I spend some time outside in the lawn chairs enjoying the early sunshine and light breeze. Both helped my stomach pain and dizziness which disappeared. I stayed outside until lunch time.

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2017-08-05 Recovery Day 152

There is not much to write about today’s morning. The only pain I had was the shoulder-back-shoulder pain. In addition to the pain I did have at the start of the morning some stomach pain and dizziness, both disappeared shortly after breakfast. After breakfast I spend some time outside in the lawn chair enjoying the early sunshine and light breeze. After about an hour Dieter and I took our new car for an oil change and checking out some of the Dealers new cars. After returning home, I help Dieter and Dianne fix a few things around the house. This kept us busy until Lunch.

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2017-08-03 Recovery Day 150

This morning was very different from the last few mornings. For starters my shoulder-back-shoulder pain and upper leg/buttocks and foot pain were back. I was able to prepare breakfasts for Dianne and me, but that was it, I had to go and rest right afterwards. One of the things I do every day after having prepared the breakfasts, is to take my vitals. Today my temperature was at 100.4F, which is considered a light fever. Taking some Tylenol got the temperature down but I still have stomach pains. However, it did not stop me from having my weekly Skype session with Francois.

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