2019-07-19 Living with Cancer Day 865

Today was a great day, it did start off the right way, I took my early Dizziness and stomach setting medication (Zofran) when I woke up around 4:00, which is my early morning activity for as long as I can remember, and it works. In the worst case it lowers both settings when I getup around 7:00 to start my real Morning routine.

Getting up today I had the usual light dizziness, stomach ache, but no sweating. As to my shoulder pain it was at the normal level, I do however, in preparation to not have my shoulder plate’s pain get out of control, take two Tylenol, which keep it at an acceptable level.

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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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2019-07-15 Living with Cancer Day 861

Today was a good day, It did not start of that way, around 30 minutes after midnight I woke up with the urge to vomit. For the next 15 minutes the urge did not go away. Before getting back to bed I took a Zofran and elevate my upper body position which help in lowering the urge over time and letting me get to sleep, still waking up every 30 to 45 minutes.

Getting up I had the usual light dizziness, stomach ache, and sweating. As to my shoulder pain it was at the normal level, I do however, in preparation to not have my shoulder plate’s pain get out of control, take two Tylenol, which keep it at an acceptable level.

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2019-07-14 Living with Cancer Day 860

Today was a not a bad day, it was almost a good day. Being Sunday, I did not have to rush getting things going. Getting up I had the usual light dizziness, very little stomach ache, and some unusual high level of sweating. As to my shoulder pain it was at the normal level, I do however, in preparation to not have my shoulder plate’s pain get out of control, take two Tylenol, which keep it at an acceptable level.

After my upstairs morning routine, I went downstairs to have breakfast that Dianne had prepared. Because of my sweating, I did not move around too much until it was under control. After taking my antibiotics, my sweating stopped, so that I could get back using my recliner.

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2019-07-13 Living with Cancer Day 859

Today was a mixture of good and bad. It started at 2:00 AM when going to the bathroom I noticed dizziness and stomach aches, but delayed taking the medication for it until 4:00 AM, the normal time I take it for preparation to have both system under control when I get up and help me with my morning walk and other activities. Getting up I had the usual light dizziness, very little stomach ache, and some sweating. However, my shoulder pain was above normal, in preparation to not have my shoulder plate’s pain get out of control, I took two Tylenol which in the past did the trick. It turned out that the Tylenol did not do it this time.

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2019-07-12 Living with Cancer Day 858

Today was almost good day. I change my morning routine to start at 6:45 instead of 7:00. The extra 15 minutes eliminate the rush to be ready for the start of the morning walk. Getting up I had some light dizziness, very little stomach ache, but lots of sweating. Today my shoulder pain was very low so instead of taking in preparation to not have my shoulder plate’s pain get out of control, I went back to take two Tylenol instead of Dilaudid. It turned out that the Tylenol did work.

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2019-07-11 Living with Cancer Day 857

Today was a better day. I got up around 6:30 to start my morning routine early since ED a Docent college was joining my walk with Dean at 8:00. I had some light dizziness very little stomach ache but lots of sweating. In preparation to not have my shoulder plate’s pain get out of control, I decided to take a Dilaudid (8 mg) with my morning breakfast as it did yesterday. I was the only time took it, I could take it every 8 hours, but decided against it. Like yesterday relaxing in the recliner or being in bed did not drive the pain in to a high pain level. BTW, my Fentanyl Patches will be increased by another 50 mg that should take care of the shoulder pain.

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2019-07-10 Living with Cancer Day 856

Today was a SO-SO day. I got up around 6:50 to start my morning routine, and again like the last few days after getting up I was hit by dizziness, stomach aches, sweating and shortness of breath. I took some oxygen to over come the shortness of breath. However, as the morning progressed the shoulder pain became too much, I decided to take a Dilaudid pill.

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2019-07-09 Living with Cancer Day 855

Today was not a good day. I got up around 6:50 to start my morning routine, and like yesterday, after getting up I was hit by dizziness, stomach aches, sweating and shortness of breath. I took some oxygen to overcome the shortness of breath. At 8:00 Dean and I went for our walk. As I mentioned before the portable oxygen concentrator only pushes O2 out into the nose when it detects me breathing in. I have always been a mouth breather. It takes me some effort to remember, also when talking, the mouth is the main input for the O2. These two handicaps make it harder to walk outside, forcing me to stop a few times to take in some O2.

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2019-07-07 Living with Cancer Day 854

Today was a bad day. I got up around 6:50 to start my morning routine with no problem Dianne prepared my breakfast as I got ready to watch the FIFA Women’s World Cup, the USA vs the Netherlands at 8:00. After a scoreless first half, the USA won the game 2:0, defending its 2017 title win, altogether the USA has won the title four times, with the 2015 and 2019 being back to back titles.

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