2020-02-19 Living with Cancer Day 1078

2020-02-19 Living with Cancer Day 1078

Summary
Today was a busy and good day. Pain-wise the increase in the breakthrough pain killer lowered the overall pain levels and therefore help with some tasks and activities. Also the lack of dizziness today was great. As to moving forward with the treatment, I will change to an IV based one, but not until my WBC and Platelet numbers meet the need for the requirement. Hopefully, this will be very soon.

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2020-02-18 Living with Cancer Day 1077

2020-02-18 Living with Cancer Day 1077

Summary
The day started off with a high level of shoulder pain, however, after adjusting the Dilaudid schedule it started to become acceptable. It also did not help to fight my dizziness and therefore to play it safe I stayed home for the day.

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2020-02-11 Living with Cancer Day 1070

2020-02-11 Living with Cancer Day 1070

Summary
Today was not a bad day, pain levels were god for most of the day, and that falling asleep was kept to a minimum which allowed me to do yesterday’s report as well. However, I did hope to get another article on my backlog, which issue with concentration did not help me to do so.

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2020-02-03 Living with Cancer Day 1062

2020-02-03 Living with Cancer Day 1062

Summary
Overall today was a more painful day. Also, I did fall asleep more often. I am told that this is a side effect of the Dilaudid. I have a choice, sleep or stay awake with pain.

Early Morning – 06:44:34 PST, 36°F Clear, Antioch, CA
My mornings are all the same, I wake up around 7:00 and are downstairs latest by 8:30. Today was that way almost that way, I woke up at 6:45 and downstairs at 8:00. I was a bit earlier since I had to be ready for pickup by Dianne at 9:00 for my 9:15 appointment.

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2020-01-30 Living with Cancer Day 1058

2020-01-30 Living with Cancer Day 1058

Summary
Healthwise, this being the 4th day of the new treatment, the main side effect is dozing off and dizziness. As to the pain locations and levels, no change from the days before. I can walk with the cane for about 5 to 10 minutes depending on the activity. If I move around too much my lower backstops me from doing more. For now, I can live with it, hoping I can make the adjustment that will help in the elimination or at least reducing the side effects.

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2020-01-23 Living with Cancer Day 1051

Last Night – January 22, at 20:05:40 PST, 48°F Clear, Antioch, CA
After submitting yesterday’s blog entry, I had an accident, which did not get recorded as it was too late and the type of accident did not help to make an adjustment to the blog entry.

After getting ready to go to bed, I started to walk up the stairs to our bedroom, after about three steps I remembered that I forgot something and turned around to go back down. As I walk down I miscounted the step I was on, thinking I was down three I actually was on two, causing me to fall down onto my side.

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2020-01-04 Living with Cancer Day 1032

Date: 2020 January 04, at 07:05:46 PST
Weather: 45°F Mist and Fog
Location: 4410 Deermeadow Way, Antioch, CA, United States

07:05:46 PST – Breakfast in Bed
Dianne surprised me again by bringing breakfast up to bed for both of us. We chatted a bit about yesterday’s visit to UCSF. Before getting up we watched some prerecorded TV shows.

After getting dressed I spent time in my office cleaning things up, which took some time since I did not want to overdo it.

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2019-12-01 Living with Cancer Day 998

Date: 2019 December 01, at 07:15:05 PST
Weather: 54 °F to 59 °F Cloudy and Rain
Location: UCSF Helen Diller Medical Center at Parnassus Heights, San Francisco, CA

A New Day
Today started at 6:00 with my vitals being taken and my blood being drawn. Results became available at 6:30, with the numbers holding.

I did some cleanup of my overnight devices, iPad, iPhone, and Laptop, ready for use during the day.

It’s 7:15, ready for my 1st walk, on return my breakfast should arrive soon. Got 4 walks around the ward today within 15 minutes. After my return, I cleaned up my bed station, started checking my mail, still a lot of ads for the last day of Thanksgiving and tomorrow’s Cyber Monday. Last but not, resting and waiting for my breakfast.

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2019-11-30 Living with Cancer Day 997

Date: 2019 November 29, at 06:30:57 PST
Weather: 43°F to 52F Mostly Cloudy
Location: UCSF Helen Diller MC at Parnassus Heights, San Francisco, CA

Getting started
It is about 6:30 and the night nurse got ready for me to start the day. After taking my vitals I am getting my morning medication. Around 7:00 my FentaNYL patches were changed as well.

Shortly afterward my breakfast arrived, which was very good. Dianne and I went after it for a walk around the ward.

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