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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2019-05-21 Living with Cancer Day 808

Today was a good day, starting off well after a good night sleep. Being back home a morning routine has been established. I get up around 8:00, get dressed, go downstairs for taking my vitals before having breakfast. Today that routine was a bit altered because of a change in Dianne’s morning schedule. After checking my vitals, having breakfast and taking my morning medication, I rested for a bit.

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2019-05-20 Living with Cancer Day 807

Today was my all-day infusion day, which progressed without any issues. The only issue of importance was my fall at 3 minutes past midnight. On my way from the bed to the bathroom, I tripped and fell flat onto my knees and forehead. Lucky for me no broken bones or concussion. Dianne checked on me every hour to make sure I was ok.

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2019-05-19 Living with Cancer Day 806

Today was not a good day, weather and health-wise. I woke up with a temperature of 100.2F. The temperature stayed at 100.2F for the morning. At 09:30 I took 2 Tylenol, which lowered the temperature and kept it in check. For most of the day, I rested and checking my vitals to make sure the temperature did not reach 101.0F

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