2019-10-16 Living with Cancer Day 952

Today was a Good day. I did not get up as normal because my temperature at 7:20 was 100.0F. I therefore stayed in bed hoping to get the temperature down soon since I had an appointment with the Nurse Practitioner at 10:00 about my next treatment. I was in luck my temperature drop to 98.5F before 9:00. I got up by 9:00 and got ready for Dianne to pick me up for my 10:00 appointment.

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2019-10-12 Living with Cancer Day 948

Today was a so-so day. I was looking forward to a good day, but sadly it did not turn out that way. I got up around 7:45 without any stomach issues or dizziness, doing my morning chores and getting dressed to go out to Walnut Creek for Denise’s visit at the Gem Stone show. Which at the end did show some little bit of increase of sweating and stomach issues.

After getting downstairs Dianne had made me a Toasted Western for breakfast, which was excellent, however my body temperature was not, has risen to 99.1F.

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2019-10-09 Living with Cancer Day 945

Today was almost another Good Day. After getting downstairs from my morning chores, my sweat issue was back, this time it was a lot of sweat. My stomach was good at the start being downstairs, so I had full but light breakfast. I took my temperate which was 99.7F, up from 98.1F taken 2 hours before. The sweat, light fever and serve body temperature were enough to not walk this morning.

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2019-09-15 Living with Cancer Day 921

Today was good day. It started with me with getting up at 7:45 to be ready for my morning breakfast and regular medication before 8:00 – 8:15. After breakfast, I can’t eat anything until 9:00 – 9:15, which is the time slot to take my antibiotics. After having taken my antibiotics I am able to eat again. Being Sunday, I did not go out for a walk, I made up for this later during the day. I rested, getting the sleep apnea setup ready for later this evening.

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2019-09-06 Quick Update

Quick Update that I am still alive. Having gone through a period of bad and good days, with the bad having be in the majority, I had little time to do my daily blogging. Most time was spent either having to catch up with work that was to be done during the bad days, or having treatment days and new specially doctor’s appointments in an effort to figure out some new symptoms (side effects) treatment. Starting tomorrow, Dianne will be able to administer Hydration for me each day thanks to Sutter Health Home Care Services. This will be a great time saver.

More on that as I hope to resume my daily Living with Cancer blogging.

2019-08-29/09-01 Living with Cancer Day 904/905/906/907

I am sorry for not having blogged the last three days, but things are a bit hectic with doctor appointments and hydration, which takes between 3 and 4 hours for 2 Liters. The bad news, they still don’t know what causes the sudden fever and increase in some small sores on my lower legs and arms. Both are identified as possible side effects. On the bright side for the last week and a half, I have had no night sweating, however, I do have it every so often during the day lasting for an hour or two.

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2019-08-22/23/24 Living with Cancer Day 897/898/899

Quick note to let you know that I am OK. The reason for not having posted for the last three days was that we were very busy. On the positive side, my pain and discomfort levels were low enough for me to be more active than ever. Added to that, that my test results were also very good, including the antibiotic treatment numbers got were they are to be between 2 and 5, which with 3.7 is perfect, instead of 8.2. All this together gave me the energy for the last three days to be a bit more active.

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2019-08-21 Living with Cancer Day 896

Date: 2019 August 21, at 06:35:04 PDT, Weather: 63 °F Clear

I got up a bit earlier to be ready for my Chemo treatment to day. After doing my upstairs routine I went downstairs. I did have some light sweating, something that had disappeared since coming back from the hospital. I had bagel with cream cheese for breakfast. After that I took my regular morning medication before resting for a bit.

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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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