Life After – October 2021

Test, test, test and more tests…

ECG, MRI, CT Scans for the Heart.MRI, CT Scans for the Lungs. CPAP for Sleeping. The list goes on – so glad I don’t have any other ailments.

01/10/2021 (Friday) – Slept OK. PN. FS. Headache.
Feel OK – bit tired though.

02/10/2021 (Saturday) – Slept OK. PN. FS. Headache. Feel OK.
Went to dinner with Phil and Debbie (always great company) at the Arkaba Hotel and then went upstairs for some live music entertainment performed by the Masters Apprentices (four out of five of the original band members).

The band was true to its roots….they produced some great recordings, Turn Up Your Radio, 5:10 Man, Undecided, Living in a Child’s Dream, Elevator Driver, Because I Love You – classic.


03/10/2021 (Sunday) – Slept OK. PN. FS. Headache. Feel OK. Quiet day today. 

04/10/2021 (Monday) – Slept terribly – woke up throughout the night coughing. PN. FS. Headache.
Feel pretty ordinary.

05/10/2021 (Tuesday) – Slept OK. PN. FS. Headache. Feel OK.
Drove to Christies Beach and had a walk along the Esplanade with Sandy and Biggles…nice to walk along the coast line again.

06/10/2021 (Wednesday) – Slept OK. PN. FS. Headache. Feel OK.
Finished mapping the RII – Resources and Infrastructure Industry Training Package (Version 7.1)

07/10/2021 (Thursday) – Slept OK. PN. FS. Headache. Cough isn’t going away. Feel a bit ordinary again.
Started mapping the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) Performance Indicators against the  RII20920 Certificate II in Drilling Operations, RII30320 – Certificate III in Underground Metalliferous Mining and RII31820 – Certificate III in Drilling Operations.

08/10/2021 (Friday) – Slept OK. PN. FS. Headache. Cough is worsening. Still feel ordinary.

09/10/2021 (Saturday) – Slept OK. PN. FS. Headache. Cough still there. Feel OK.
Back on the Treadmill today.

10/10/2021 (Sunday) – Slept OK. PN. FS. Headache. Cough still there. Feel OK.

11/10/2021 (Monday) – Slept OK. PN. FS. Headache. Cough. Feel OK.
Warm Willie Day today…CT Scan (Head, Neck, Abdomen, Lungs) as usual after each previous CT Scan, I wonder what the results will be given my whole life revolves around the outcome of each scan.

12/10/2021 (Tuesday) – Slept OK. PN. FS. Headache. Cough. Felt like absolute rubbish last night.
Consult at Palliative Care with Dr Cooper and received a copy of the CT Scan results which concluded: the primary lesion in the lung is stable however there is progressive mediastinal lymphadenopathy and new upper abdominal lymphadenopathy which means the Lymph Nodes have become enlarged…again.
I shall discuss the ramifications of that with my Dr Aiyappan (Lung Specialist) on Thursday and Dr Roy (Oncologist) on Tuesday prior to Immunotherapy Treatment. 

Mediastinal Lymphadenopathy 

13/10/2021 (Wednesday) – Slept OK. PN. FS. Headache. Cough. Felt like rubbish again this evening. 

14/10/2021 (Thursday) – Slept OK. PN. FS. Headache. Cough. Feel OK today.
Attended my consult with Dr Aiyappan today and discussed use of CPAP moving forward, his concern is my hypoxia when sleeping, consequently his recommendation is to purchase a CPAP machine and continue using it.

Dr Aiyappan also suggested my Lymph Nodes may be enlarged due to infection and has prescribed some drugs to be used short term in an effort to control my cough, which may also result in reducing the swelling of the Lymph Nodes.
However given Dr Aiyappan is a Lung specialist he deferred further discussion relating to the outcome of the CT Scan to be had with my Oncologist on Tuesday…so once again we play the waiting game.

15/10/2021 (Friday) – Slept OK. PN. FS. Headache. Cough. Feel OK today.
Started taking additional drugs prescribed by Dr Aiyappan.

16/10/2021 (Saturday) – Had difficulty getting to sleep and staying asleep. PN. FS. Headache. Cough.
Feeling tired today. 

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