2019-08-03 Living with Cancer Day 878

Today was another good day, starting with a good night sleep. Being Saturday I slept in until 7:45. After my upstairs short morning routine, I went downstairs for some light breakfast Dianne had prepared. As to my health related issues, very little dizziness and no stomach issues. Even the sweating was very low. I felt good ready to go for my morning walk with Dean. Today’s walk was on a modified route that was a bit longer, 0.6 miles (ca. 1 km) in 30 minutes with an elevation of 13 feet (ca. 4 m). We did not want to set a record, but it turned out, walking the same speed, talking during the walk, no breathing issues and not stopping to rest, seems to be a sign of improvement. I did encounter afterwards a small problem, my calf muscles started to hurt after lunch, a sign that my muscles are starting to regenerate.

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2019-07-31 Living with Cancer Day 875

Today was the 6th Chemo day on the new Emplicti – elotuzumab (ELO) Treatment plan. There are 3 more weekly treatments left before switching to once a month. Getting to the appointment was normal with a bit less energy thanks to the lack of sleep returning late last night from the Hospital. Two hours into the treatment, one hour after pre-treatment, my left leg started to experience strong spams. Lucky for me it lasted only about 45 minutes, not like hours one and a half years ago. In addition to the premeds and the chemo medication, I got 2 liter of hydration.

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2019-07-24 Living with Cancer Day 870

Today was a Chemo Treatment day, starting Getting up, I had the usual light dizziness, stomach ache, and sweating. Things changed during my upstairs morning routine, my stomach did not play nice as I had two episodes of dry heaving. Things after that settled down and I went downstairs to have a light breakfast. I rested for bit before getting ready for Dean to drop me off at the Antioch Cancer enter.

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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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2019-07-12 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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2019-07-07 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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2019-07-06 Living with Cancer Day 853

Today was a so-so day. Still, some fireworks during the night, but overall I had a good sleep, even with some pain across my shoulder that I got by twisting the wrong way during taking my evening shower. I got up around 6:50 to start my morning routine with no problem. As to my intense tingle in my left leg from the toe unto past my hip, was no longer notable. For my shoulder pain I took some Tylenol before staring my morning walk with Dean. For most of the day I rested which turned out to me dozing off.

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2019-07-03 Living with Cancer Day 850

Today was NOT a GOOD day. The day started off with no lower back pain and the usual shoulder pain. However, after getting downstairs my stomach acted up. I rested for 15 minutes which did not help to improve the situation. I mastered to have some toast before taken my medication. I continued resting until it was time for Dieter to drop me of at the Cancer Center for my all-day Chemo Treatment.

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