Life After – October 2020

19/10/2020 (Monday) – Slept better last night. Still no appetite.
Sandy and I had a consult with my Oncologist today and we discussed my recent hospitalisation and the events surrounding that.

We discussed the “SGN-LIV1A Trial” and other alternatives reating to ongoing treatment.

I told Dr Roy that I haven’t had a cough since being discharged from hospital and that Sandy and I had assumed that the cough I had since March was in fact due to a pneumonia (which I was treated for in hospital) subsequently Dr Roy has postponed the meeting in relation to the “SGN-LIV1A Trial” and reinstated the Immunotherapy treatment as of tomorrow (Cycle 14), to see what happens.
A full CT Scan will be done after Cycle 16 to see the results of the Radiotherapy and Immunotherapy.
Had blood test done for consult tomorrow.

More Blood Samples Taken

20/10/2020 (Tuesday) – Disturbed sleep last night. Hips and legs were so sore, unbelievably so, kept waking me and could not get comfortable. Still no appetite.
Had to have more blood tests done this morning prior to seeing Dr Roy and having Cycle 14 Immunotherapy Treatment.
The Nurses in the Oncology Treatment Ward were all great, as usual.

21/10/2020 (Wednesday) – Had a reasonable nights sleep. Woke around 07:15hrs felt buggered and had a sore lower back and huge headache, took some soluable Panadol and went back to sleep until 11:00hrs.
Did a couple of hours work for Hancock Agriculture and then had to have another lie down. Felt very ordinary around the edges.

22/10/2020 (Thursday) – Had a shit nights sleep thanks to some arsehole working a digger to fill a B Double with dirt and rubble from the block next door.  Called the cops at 23:00hrs and the prick had the audacity to have another go later so I called the cops again at 01:00hrs.
Tossed and turned for the rest of the night and semi slept in until 11:30hrs this morning. Sore throat, headache and no appetite.

23/10/2020 (Friday) – Slept OK. Still fatigued slept in until 11:15hrs. Sore throat, headache and no appetite. Seem to be retaining fluid again. Every time I stand up my body wants to stretch ???
Threw up my coffee-lovely…NOT!
Did some more work for Hancock Agriculture.

24/10/2020 (Saturday) – Tossed and turned most of the night, arms and legs felt heavy and my body kept stretching involuntarily on and off throughout the night. Still fatigued slept in until 12:30hrs. Sore throat, headache and no appetite.
Spewed up my brunch…This is getting to be a habit.
Feel like shit on a stick.

This is what I felt like – Oh joy..NOT!

25/10/2020 (Sunday) – Not a good night, arms and legs ache and everything kept stretching involuntarily on and off throughout the night. Still fatigued slept in until 12:00hrs. Sore throat, headache and no appetite.
Tried spewing – only dry retching…I hate that! Still feel like shit.
Did some more work for Hancock Agriculture, have to get the EOM WHS Reports done.
Took some Metoclopramide before dinner to prevent being sick. Had a small bowl of home-made chicken and corn soup.

26/10/2020 (Monday) – Not a good night, arms and legs ache, Right leg ached and was so sore it woke me up and it took ages for the ache/soreness to dissipate. Still fatigued. Sore throat, headache and no appetite. Have taken Metoclopramide to try and prevent being sick.
Finished the EOM WHS Reports for Hancock Agriculture.

27/10/2020 (Tuesday) – Tossing and turning most of the night, arms and legs ache which makes it really difficult to roll over in bed, my arms won’t support my weight when trying to turn from left to right and right to left. Still fatigued. Sore throat, headache and no appetite. Still taking Metoclopramide.
Reviewed the WHS Management documentation and provided a number of Risk Management Flow Charts to Hancock Agriculture.

28/10/2020 (Wednesday) – Still tossing and turning most of the night, arms and legs still ache which makes it really difficult to roll over in bed, my arms won’t support my weight when trying to turn from left to right and right to left. Left leg this time ached and was so sore it woke me up and it took ages for the ache/soreness to dissipate Still fatigued. Sore throat, no appetite. Still taking Metoclopramide to prevent chucking up.
Updated the Incident Reporting and Analysis Procedure for Hancock Agriculture.

29/10/2020 (Thursday) – Still tossing and turning, arms and legs still ache making it difficult to roll over in bed. Still fatigued. Sore throat, headache and no appetite. Stopped taking Metoclopramide and have not vomited yet – today…so far so good.
Bugger – Half way through drying myself, after my shower prior to bed, I started dry retching which ended in vomiting. Glad Sandy didn’t come into the ensuite, she would have been greeted by me hugging the dunny naked and half wet-not a good look from behind I think. (Could have parked her bike though)

It was my wife’s birthday today…gave her a hand made card in a frame – I love her so much, hopefully I’ll be able to take her out for dinner next year.

30/10/2020 (Friday) – Still tossing and turning, arms and legs still ache making it difficult to roll over in bed. Still fatigued. Sore throat, headache and no appetite.
Two weeks today since Radiation Therapy finished – Side effects should start to ease from now on…hopefully! Felt pretty ordinary when I went to bed.

31/10/2020 (Saturday) – Still tossing and turning, arms and legs still sore. Still fatigued. Sore throat, headache and no appetite. More dry retching. Slept until 16:00hrs. Got up, showered and still felt like crap.

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