2019-06-21 Living with Cancer Day 838

Today was a very good day, it started off with getting up early at 6:00 to have breakfast at Denny’s before getting to the Quest Laboratory at 7:45 for the trough test at 8:00. I got back home by 8:15 to get ready for my morning walk with Dean. Because I was ready at 8:45 and Dean was outside doing some grass trimming we started off early with our walk to beat the heat. Overall we had a good walk, we got a bit faster than yesterday for the same route by about 10 minutes. The Oxygen Saturation Levels look good, 95% at the start without oxygen, with Oxygen 97%, 30 minutes later at turning point 90%, 2 and 3 minutes later 92%, returning back home at end of walk 92% recovery to 95% within 5 minutes. During the day without Oxygen, it is in the range between 96-98%

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2019-06-20 Living with Cancer Day 837

Today was a good day, it started off with a small problem after having finished my breakfast and taking my morning medication by 8:00 am. Sweating was not an issue until I started to look for my glasses, it took me 45 minutes before I found them in a place that I have never placed them before. The activity to look everywhere which meant walking everywhere throughout the house, got me sweating. Because of the delay in getting ready for my walk, we did not start our walk until 9:15. Overall my Oxygen Saturation Level stayed around 95% during resting and inside small activities, like making breakfast, dropping down to 92% for bigger ones. During the walk is was between 90-92%, recovery to 95% after resting.

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2019-06-17 Living with Cancer Day 835

Today was a so-so day, my sleep has improved, almost back to the normal pattern. Around 4:00 my stomach did not feel too good, so I took a Zofran. Because of the change in schedule for my Voriconazole Antibiotics, I got up at 7:00 to have completed my breakfast and take my morning medication by 8:00. After 8:00 I prepared for my morning walk using the Portable Oxygen Concentrator. Halfway through the preparation, I broke out in heavy sweat that lasted just be for starting our walk.

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2019-06-16 Living with Cancer Day 834

Today was not a good day, I still did not sleep good during the night and the stomach cramps and pains were still there in the morning. I stayed in bed hoping for my stomach to settle. I had a light breakfast before the cut-off time to take my antibiotic at 9:00am. However, 30 minutes later I hat to vomit. I stayed in bed taking all my medication on time and rested as my stomach started to settle. I went downstairs around 10:30 to continue my resting, finally around noon, just for lunch, I started to feel good enough to have lunch.

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2019-06-11 Living with Cancer Day 829

Today was good day, I do remember what I did, not like yesterday when I had trouble recalling what I did. My Temperature during the day was between 98.4 and 99.1, which is OK, however, my pulse rate was between 75 and 131, which could be a side effect or an infection. We will know more tomorrow, my chemo treatment day.

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2019-06-05 Living with Cancer Day 823

Today was a somewhat good day! It was day one after discharge. I had a good night, no need for oxygen. After breakfast, I took some oxygen in preparation for being outside for two doctor appointments. Being beginners, we had to figure out how best to use oxygen machinery. It did not take too much time for us to figure it out. Returning back home there was a need for oxygen for the rest of the day. Overall, resting helped a lot to get some of my energy back.

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2019-06-03 Living with Cancer Day 821

Today was a so-so day! On the good news side, being connected all night to the CPAP (Continuous positive airway pressure) machine did not show any problem. However, sleeping with the mask was no fun. The rest of the day was spent to get ready to be discharged. As it turns out, that was wishful thinking, there were things to be arranged, papers to be signed.

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2019-05-31 Living with Cancer Day 818

Today was another good day, a continuation of yesterday, however, I had a much better sleep. After my morning routine, I got ready for my morning walk with Dean. Overall I was more active today than yesterday, being outside keeping company with Dianne, Dean and the Premenos boys. However, I pushed myself too much, which is not too good. I felt that my energy limit was exceeded and therefore needed to rest.

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2019-05-24 Living with Cancer Day 811

Today was another good day, a repeat of yesterday. I will skip the details about my symptoms and pain, they are the same as reported for the last 10 days. Instead, I will try to address my physical state. Today is the 11th day since returning home from the hospital which I stayed at for 28 days. Before this all started 38 days ago I was able to do my morning walks and move around freely. Today I am not even close to being in the same shape.

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2019-05-23 Living with Cancer Day 810

Today was another good day, starting off with a breakfast after a good night sleep. I get up around 8:00, with little to none stomach and/or dizziness issues. However, today I did have some light sweating that lasted until after breakfast. There were no new health issues, just the normal aches and pains.

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