2020-01-30 Living with Cancer Day 1058
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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2020-01-27 Living with Cancer Day 1055
Waking Up – 07:21:21 PST, 45°F Possible Drizzle, Antioch, CA
I got up early since I have a Blood Draw appointment at 8:30 followed by my 9:00 Chemo Tech. The later is because I am starting a new treatment, which is “Pill” based and called ‘Venclexta’. The plan is to start the treatment today, assuming no objection from the doctors.
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2020-01-26 Living with Cancer Day 1054
Early Shower – 07:05:14 PST, 54°F Mostly Cloudy, Antioch, CA
Got up at 7:00 to have a good and hot early shower before going back to bed around 7:30. It does take me some extra time for my shower as I play it safe. Dianne is on standby, just in case I need help.
As I got ready to go back to bed, Dianne had breakfast prepared for both of us to enjoy, especially since it was raining. I enjoyed my homemade buttermilk pancakes with a few scrambled eggs, blueberries and mandarin on the side. All topped off with a cup of hot chocolate.
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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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Health-wise it was a normal, but early, start. I had to get up about 30 minutes earlier due to having a 7:00 appointment for a PET scan. AS with every morning the last week I had a bit of dizziness which I got under control of with Zofran. Due to my PET this morning I had to skip breakfast. Denise took dropped me of for my PET before she went to work herself.
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