2019-08-05 Living with Cancer Day 880

Today was a *so-so day, no real issues getting for me, however Dianne had to take Denise to the hospital. It changed my morning routine and activities. Thanks for Dean being available to step in and help me to keep my early appointment for Quest Lab to draw a trough at exactly 8:00. Afterwards we went to our Target store to see the new layout. I ended up buying some BodyArmor drinks at a great reduced price. Our next stop was looking at a new housing development, they did not have any model homes yet, but their information office had lots of stuff to at least give visitors enough information to decide to go back when the models are available.

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2019-08-04 Living with Cancer Day 879

Today was a *GOOD day, no real issues getting up. After my upstairs morning routine I went downstairs having breakfast that Dianne had prepared. As to daily symptoms, I found an iPhone app that records my symptoms during the day. The day is broken down into 4 sections, Nite, AM, Mid and PM. It helps me when trying to figure out when I had what symptom and the level of it. There are 5 levels to select from for each symptom.

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2019-07-30 Living with Cancer Day 876

Today was a bit better, I still did not get a good sleep. After waking up around 7:00, they drew some blood for a ‘type and cross’ for a blood transfusion. Because of my earlier DARA treatment the blood needs to have special antibodies. This means special order from the San Francisco. Since it takes extra time for the blood to be prepared before sending it out, our order was placed at 7:30.

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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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2019-07-23 Living with Cancer Day 869

Today was NOT a good day, compared too yesterday. Getting up my I took note that my pain location and levels did not change a bit from yesterday, a positive sign. After finishing my morning routine, I went downstairs for breakfast.

By the time I had started to prepare my breakfast, things changed, back were my dizziness, stomach cramps and hip pain. I check my vitals which are good, however my health symptoms did not reflect that.

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2019-07-21 Living with Cancer Day 867

Today was a repeat of yesterday, another bad day. The pain that started yesterday on my right side around the hip and buttocks, has not gone away, the pain level is changing depending on the activity. Since today is Sunday, I stayed in bed until about 9:00. Getting up I had the usual light dizziness, stomach ache and again no sweating. My shoulder and hip pains were at the normal acceptable levels.

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2019-07-20 Living with Cancer Day 866

Today was a bad day, it did start around 3:00 when I noticed some muscle pain on my right side around the hip and buttocks. I took my early Dizziness and stomach setting medication (Zofran) around 4:00, which is my first morning activity. At that point the hip pain was still there. Trying to change position increased the pain level for a moment.

Getting up I had the usual light dizziness, stomach ache and no sweating. My shoulder pain was at the normal level, and in preparation to not have my shoulder pain get out of control, I took two Tylenol, which keep it at an acceptable level.

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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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