2019-09-26 Living with Cancer Day 932

Today was a good day. I got up at my normal time up to do my morning routine. I was having some light dizziness, and my shoulder/neck pains were at a very low levels, but no stomach cramps. Everything else was fine. I had a light breakfast and was ready for my morning walk with Dean. My vitals at start of day were: BP 127/76 P72, T 97.7F, SPO2 98% P78 PI6.0.

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2019-09-14 Living with Cancer Day 920

Today was not a bad day. It started off with getting up at my regular time, 7:15 to be ready at 8:30 for my morning walk with Dean. Today’s walk was a bit longer, something that has not happened over the last few days. The increase is only about 5 minutes, but that is better than nothing. However, getting back inside, I did feel that my back pain had increased since I started the walk. It took me about 15 minutes to get the pain level back down.

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2019-08-25/26/27/28 Living with Cancer Day 900/901/902/903

The craziness has continued for another 4 days. It started off on the good side. I was active helping Dianne in the garden for most of the day, however, late afternoon my system broke down again, so bad Dianne took back to the hospital. It turned out I was dehydrated again, so on Monday after a good deal of blood test, X-Ray of chest, I got hydrated and scheduled for a blood transfusion, after I was ready to be discharged.

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2019-08-22/23/24 Living with Cancer Day 897/898/899

Quick note to let you know that I am OK. The reason for not having posted for the last three days was that we were very busy. On the positive side, my pain and discomfort levels were low enough for me to be more active than ever. Added to that, that my test results were also very good, including the antibiotic treatment numbers got were they are to be between 2 and 5, which with 3.7 is perfect, instead of 8.2. All this together gave me the energy for the last three days to be a bit more active.

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2019-07-26 Living with Cancer Day 872

Today was the second day after Chemo Treatment day, which should have been based on based cycles should have been a very good day. However, like yesterday it turned out to be a so-so day, if not a bad day.

Getting up, I had the usual light dizziness, stomach ache, and sweating. Starting my upstairs with my morning routine the pain level of my shoulder and lower back pain increased to the point that I ad to rest for about 15 minutes before going downstairs.

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2019-07-25 Living with Cancer Day 871

Today was the first day after Chemo Treatment day, which normally is a very good day. This can not be said for today which turned out to be a so-so day.

Getting up, I had the usual light dizziness, stomach ache, and light sweating. Things changed during my upstairs morning routine which includes for Thursday some additional activities that triggered today for my pain levels and sweat to increase to the point that I had to rest upstairs for about 15 minutes before going downstairs.

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2019-07-18 Living with Cancer Day 864

Today was a good day, it was also a very busy day. It started off a bit slow, after waking up around 3:00 am I had trouble getting back to sleep, so I took a Zofran which help in letting me get to sleep until 5:00.

Getting up I had the usual light dizziness, stomach ache, and sweating. As for my shoulder pain, it was at a normal level. I did, however, take two Tylenol to ensure that my shoulder pain would not get out of control and remain at an acceptable level.

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2019-06-29 Living with Cancer Day 846

Today was another good day. The only change to my new morning routine was getting up earlier, at 6:30. The morning plan was to go for breakfast at the Black Bear Diner in Oakley. After that to the Farmers Market in Brentwood and last but not least to Walmart in Antioch. Getting back home and unloading the groceries the morning was over. Denise and Dianne went afterward back out to go to Trader Joe’s. I stayed home as I needed to rest.

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2019-06-27 Living with Cancer Day 844

Today was another good day. The new morning walk starting time at 7:00 has helped with the beginning of the day on a good time, not to mention walking at a lower temperature. Enough time to do the morning chores, get dressed, have breakfast, and get ready for my morning walk. Today I had very little sweating this morning. The morning walk was good, so were the Oxygen Saturation Levels. 96% at the start without oxygen, with Oxygen 98%, 90% to 95 during the walk, at the end of walk 92% recovery to 95% within 5 minutes. During the day without Oxygen, it is in the range between 96-98%. We added another 350 feet to our walk, without increasing the walking time.

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2019-06-23 Living with Cancer Day 839

Today was another excellent day, and it started off as planned. We had an early start getting up at 7:00 with no dizziness or stomach issues. Dianne prepared a good breakfast which I eat and finished before 8:00. This gave us that hour, 8:00-9:00, of no eating which is a requirement to take my Antiobiotics. After 8:00 we started to get ready for us to leave to go to IKEA in Emeryville after 9:00. We took my modified walker with the Oxygen Concentrators which we had to check if it fits into our new car. We left as planned around 9:00 with no problem.

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