2019-11-16 Living with Cancer Day 983

Today was another so-so day, the plan was to get up a bit earlier for Saturday since Dieter, Renee and Carsten had arrived late last night for a short visit. However, I was hit by dizziness and some stomach issues, I, therefore, slept in. Getting downstairs around 9:30 I had a light breakfast before taking my medication. Dianne hooked me up for my hydration so that it was done by lunchtime. I rested during the hydration which helped with my dizziness going down.

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2019-11-13 Living with Cancer Day 980

Today was another good day, though the night was not. As during the first and second cycle, week 1, day 1, had as a side effect that I would be sweating after going to bed from about 11:00 PM to 5:00 AM from head to toe. I had it again, being preparing, I covered the bed with two large towels, which I change when I had to get up around midnight and later at 3:00 AM. Today’s treatment was part 2 of the Kyprolis/Cytoxan treatment week. Next week will be week 3, after which I will be off for a week. After that, we repeat the whole cycle again.

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2019-11-12 Living with Cancer Day 979

Today was another so-so day. Since my treatment today was too started at 9:00, I got up early at 7:00. My temperature was a bit elevated at 99.1F, hopefully, it will be done by the time of treatment. By the time I finished my morning chores and going downstairs, it was 7:30. I had a good breakfast; creamy cheese on German Rye Bread. After taking my antibiotics and regular medication I got ready for Dianne to pick me up to take me to the cancer center for my treatment.

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2019-11-11 Living with Cancer Day 978

Today was another so-so day. As is normal for weekdays I wake around 5:00 AM when Dianne gets ready for work. I check my temperature and the overall status of my Dizziness, Stomach issues, and Sleep Apnea. This morning was no different, except with the results, I had a high temperature of 100F and was sweating. Because of it, I went back to sleep. By 8:00 the temperature was still high 99.5F, so I stayed in bed. I checked again at 9:00, the same result. At 10:00 still no change, but it was time to get up and go downstairs, which I did.

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2019-11-02/04 Living with Cancer Day 969-971

The last three days have been very busy with lots of things, such as changing my schedule on short notice, all this keeping me very busy, making it hard to write my daily log. Let me assure you that I am OK, hanging in there, doing what the doctors have ordered. The highlight of the weekend was the afternoon concert of James Garner’s Tribute To Johnny Cash at the El Campanil Theatre in downtown Antioch.

I will undergo another Blood Transfusion and get three Zarxio Injections to bust my White Blood Cell.

That’s it for today, I hope to find the time to get back to the more detailed blog by the end of the week.

2019-10-30 Living with Cancer Day 966

Today was another good day, though the night was not. As last week, after each treatment, I would start after going to bed sweat from about 11:00 PM to 5:00 AM from head to toe. Today’s treatment was part 2 of the Kyprolis/Cytoxan treatment week. Next week will be week 3, after which I will be off for week. After that we repeat the whole cycle again. This time we were prepared, learning from last week. Preparing the bed with two large towels, which I change when I had to get up around 2:00 AM.

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2019-10-24 Living with Cancer Day 960

Today was a good day even with all the sweating all night long from 9:00 PM last night to 6:00 AM today. The sweating was no different that yesterday and the day before, from head to toe. I had to get up very early to be ready for Dianne to take me Sutter Delta Medical Center for my 8:00 Blood Transfusion appointment to get my Hemoglobin count higher. The treatment ended around 1:00 PM, there was some good news, I received breakfast and lunch.

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2019-10-23 Living with Cancer Day 959

Today was almost repeat of yesterday, if it were not for sweating all night long from 9:00 PM last night to 8:00 AM today. I was sweating as if I was in a sauna from head to toe, the only good news I did sleep through it on only got up around midnight to go to the bathroom. Still, the rest of the day was another Good day, I spent most of the morning at the cancer center receiving my second infusion of the new treatment plan. Early tomorrow morning I will be at Shutter Delta Medical Center getting a blood transfusion because of my Hemoglobin is too low.

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2019-10-22 Living with Cancer Day 958

Today as another Good day, mostly spent at the cancer center receiving my first infusion of the new treatment plan. As to the start of the day, it started with a temperature of 100.2F. It stayed that high for most of the morning, by around 11:00 it started out drop, by the time my treatment started it was around 98.3F. As to my morning walk, because of Dean having to take his sister again to the doctor after 9:00, there was no way for Dean to be back before 10:15, we therefore canceled today’s our walk. BTW, Dean will in Texas starting tomorrow, not returning until next week’s Wednesday.

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2019-10-20 Living with Cancer Day 956

Today was not a Good day, yes it was a bad day, but not terrible as the issue was my stomach, which did wanted to settle today. It started early this morning with stomach cramps that would not go away. I had taken Zofan earlier, as every day. But today it did not suppress my stomach cramps. I stayed in bed, dozing off a number of times. By 9:00 clock Dianne gave me some toasted sourdough bread slices, they did settle my stomach a little bit. I got dressed and went downstairs taking my medication and Dianne hooking me up for my daily hydration. Next I retired to my recliner.

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