2019-06-18 Living with Cancer Day 836

Today was another so-so day, as to my sleep is back to the normal pattern. I again got up at 7:00 to have completed my breakfast and take my morning medication by 8:00. This morning I did not sweat much as I prepared for my morning walk. I ran into some problem during my walk, using the Portable Oxygen Concentrator, in that my Oxygen Saturation Level was not getting above 92%, requiring more to have more stops to rest. The reason was that one of my nostrils was plugged up. After my walk, I rested with oxygen for about 5 minutes which got my levels back up. After lunch, I went for some hydration at the cancer center helping to bring my energy level back.

Continue reading “2019-06-18 Living with Cancer Day 836”

2019-06-17 Living with Cancer Day 835

Today was a so-so day, my sleep has improved, almost back to the normal pattern. Around 4:00 my stomach did not feel too good, so I took a Zofran. Because of the change in schedule for my Voriconazole Antibiotics, I got up at 7:00 to have completed my breakfast and take my morning medication by 8:00. After 8:00 I prepared for my morning walk using the Portable Oxygen Concentrator. Halfway through the preparation, I broke out in heavy sweat that lasted just be for starting our walk.

Continue reading “2019-06-17 Living with Cancer Day 835”

2019-06-16 Living with Cancer Day 834

Today was not a good day, I still did not sleep good during the night and the stomach cramps and pains were still there in the morning. I stayed in bed hoping for my stomach to settle. I had a light breakfast before the cut-off time to take my antibiotic at 9:00am. However, 30 minutes later I hat to vomit. I stayed in bed taking all my medication on time and rested as my stomach started to settle. I went downstairs around 10:30 to continue my resting, finally around noon, just for lunch, I started to feel good enough to have lunch.

Continue reading “2019-06-16 Living with Cancer Day 834”

2019-06-13 Living with Cancer Day 831

Today was another good day, the night was a bit better than yesterday, after my normal Bathroom visits, getting back to sleep took a bit longer or were a false alarm. I also did sweat during the night at a very, very low level. It was different during the day that after some physical activity the sweating started at a high level lasting about 15 to 30 minutes of resting. The Heart Rate level stayed for non-activities times below 90, but during activities was between 100 to 125. The Oxygen Saturation (SpO2) levels were good, when in the house after recovering from an activity the levels were between 95% to 99%. Recovery level was from 88% to 91%. Recall, I only use the Oxygen when walking or other physical activities that lower my Oxygen level below 90/91%, such as walking up the stairs without stopping at the landing halfway.

Continue reading “2019-06-13 Living with Cancer Day 831”

2019-06-12 Living with Cancer Day 830

Today was another good day, the night was not to good, I woke up about 1:00 and could not go back to sleep. I got up early around 7:00 to get ready for my Chemo Infusion day. Today my Heart Rate stayed around 75 to 95. The only health-related issue I had was that I was sweating a number of times.

Continue reading “2019-06-12 Living with Cancer Day 830”

2019-05-21 Living with Cancer Day 808

Today was a good day, starting off well after a good night sleep. Being back home a morning routine has been established. I get up around 8:00, get dressed, go downstairs for taking my vitals before having breakfast. Today that routine was a bit altered because of a change in Dianne’s morning schedule. After checking my vitals, having breakfast and taking my morning medication, I rested for a bit.

Continue reading “2019-05-21 Living with Cancer Day 808”

2019-05-20 Living with Cancer Day 807

Today was my all-day infusion day, which progressed without any issues. The only issue of importance was my fall at 3 minutes past midnight. On my way from the bed to the bathroom, I tripped and fell flat onto my knees and forehead. Lucky for me no broken bones or concussion. Dianne checked on me every hour to make sure I was ok.

Continue reading “2019-05-20 Living with Cancer Day 807”

2019-05-16 Living with Cancer Day 803

Today was so much better compared to yesterday. The day started off well after a good night sleep. I got up at 8:30, got dressed and went downstairs for taking my vitals before having breakfast. After breakfast, I had FaceTime calls with Ray and Paul. I will start calling other friends over the next few days using Skype.

Continue reading “2019-05-16 Living with Cancer Day 803”

2019-03-27 Living with Cancer – Day 751

As to my activities, like the last few days, there were not many. However today I spend most of my ay inside the cancer center on a recliner to get my chemo infusion. I was able to take some PICTURES during my treatment of the IV Pole.

After my treatment, Dianne took me home. I rested which helped to keep my shoulder and back pain in check, however for about 30 minutes sweat returned. After the sweating stopped I start with the daily processing of my pictures and working on my Living with Cancer and Photography blog.

For the rest of the day my activities were the same as always, watching some TV in the background when working on my blog, today I had to continue to work on my blogs after dinner since I had little time before dinner because my treatment did not end until 4:00. After dinner, having finished my blog entries, I watch some TV or a Movie before calling it a day.

In summary, overall today was another so-so day.


Picture of the Day
2019-03-27 – Medical Photography – Equipment – IV (intravenous) Pole


Click => HERE for the accommodating Photographic Article, Medical Photography – Equipment – IV (intravenous) Pole


Complete Set of today’s Medical Photography – Equipment – IV (intravenous) Pole

2019-03-27 – Medical Photography – Equipment – IV (intravenous) Pole

Today’s single object is the IV Pole which is beside my recliner and is a piece of vital equipment for my cancer treatment.

These photos were taken during my MM Treatment which is every 4th Wednesday at my local cancer treatment center. I sit/lay in a recliner and are, via tubing, connected to an IV Pole that has wheels allowing me to move around, like going to the washroom.

Continue reading “2019-03-27 – Medical Photography – Equipment – IV (intravenous) Pole”