2020-01-09 Living with Cancer Day 1037

Date: 2020 January 09, at 18:25:06 PST
Weather: 41°F Clear
Location: 4410 Deermeadow Way, Antioch, CA, United States

Quick Update
Today’s Report is short since I spend most of the time getting things ready for tomorrow’s train ride from Martinez to Reno.

As to my health status, overall I felt good, my lower back dis hurt a bit more because of the extra walking and bending to get things together. I did get hydrated in the early afternoon, which will help, as well as a good night’s sleep will take care of those aches and pains.

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2020-01-08 Living with Cancer Day 1036

Date: 2020 January 08, at 07:32:02 PST
Weather: 37°F Fog
Location: 4410 Deermeadow Way, Antioch, CA, United States

Getting Up – 07:32:02 PST – 37°F Fog
Getting up as planned at 7:30, I have been awake since 6:00 preparing my weather update for Steve at KTVU and reviewing a number of my photography apps settings, found one that will need my attention.

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2020-01-02 Living with Cancer Day 1030

Date: 2020 January 02, at 07:31:10 PST
Weather: 46°F Clear
Location: 4410 Deermeadow Way, Antioch, CA, United States

A New Day – January 2nd

07:30:30 PST – Getting up
I got up at 7:30, a bit earlier since getting back home from UCSF. I did this as of next week I will be alone for a few hours in the morning since Dianne will be at work, which is about 5-10 minutes away. After getting dressed and doing some small tasks I went downstairs for breakfast.

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2020-01-01 Living with Cancer Day 1029

Date: 2020 January 01, at 07:30:06 PST
Weather: 41°F Sunny
Location: 4410 Deermeadow Way, Antioch, CA, United States

Starting the New Year

07:30:00 PST – Getting up
My plan was to get up around 7:45, but Dianne beat me to it by bringing me breakfast to the bed so that we both coUld have it together. It was a great surprise.

After breakfast, I got dressed and ready to work on getting the Smart Switch fixed since the installing during Christmas did not work.

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2019-12-02/31 Living with Cancer Day 999-1028

First the good news, I am back blogging daily starting tomorrow. I am not counting today’s entry as if is more of a recap of most of December.

As to the bad news, I won’t provide a detailed recap for the missing entries, 2-31 December, instead I will provide a general recap of my 21 days at UCSF Medical Center @ Parnassus Heights.

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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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2019-11-23 Living with Cancer Day 990

Today was a good day! It started at 6:30 with me watching Bayern München vs Fortuna Düsseldorf, which Bayern won 4:0. The game was over 8:15, just in time for me to be dressed and ready to go with Dianne and Denise to San Francisco for the Great Dickens Christmas Fair. This is the 37th Season and 20th Year at the Historic Cow Palace. Inside it is the recreation of Old London, the Docks, Nickelby Road, Victoria & Albert Music Hall, and Fish Street with all it pubs and restaurants serving English as well as other food common during the Dickens Period. Some come for the food, others for the theater plays and/or vendors selling old English Merchandise.

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2019-11-20 Living with Cancer Day 987

Today was yet another good day! Since I had no appointments, I got up around 8:00 thinking it was Thursday, Garbage collection day, after I was done and downstairs looking at my schedule I noticed my mistake. As to my Dizziness and Stomach cramps it was at a very, very level. I had a small breakfast so that I could take my medication on not an empty stomach. The rest of the morning was walking and shopping with Dean.

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2019-11-19 Living with Cancer Day 986

Today was yet another so-so day! Since I got a 9:00 appointment, I got up around 7:30, only to deal with some Dizziness and Stomach cramps. I ate a small breakfast so that I could take my medication on not an empty stomach. Dianne came at 8:30 to take me for my 9:00 to Sutter Delta MR for a Blood transfusion. It took over an hour before the infusion was started, on the good news side they had other. Breakfast for me and took my lunch order.

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