Life After – September 2021

12/09/2021 (Sunday) – Slept terribly – had a shit night. PN. FS. Feel like shit-on-a-stick. Slept until 10:00hrs. Headache. Dry cough still.
Still mapping training packages.

13/09/2021 (Monday) – Slept terribly again – had another shit night. PN. FS. Still feel like shit-on-a-stick.
Completed mapping the RII – Resources and Infrastructure Industry Training Package – Cert IIs, Cert IIIs next.

14/09/2021 (Tuesday) – Slept OK. PN. FS. Feel better today.
Started mapping the Cert IIIs today.
Cardiac MRI booked for 10:30hrs tomorrow at Flinders Medical Centre.

15/09/2021 (Wednesday) – Slept OK. PN. FS. Feel better today.
MRI today, just wish the attendants would get the needles in right the first-time round…
I hate injections – bah-humbug!
Went for a walk around the wetlands with Sandy and Biggles.

16/09/2021 (Thursday) – Slept OK. PN. FS. Feel OK.
Still mapping the RII – Resources and Infrastructure Industry Training Package – Cert III.

Walked to the local IGA and had to stop on the way due to shortness of breath, took a couple of inhalations of Ventolin and was able to continue. Called Dr Aiyappan to discuss my “cough”, CPAP use, etc.
He recommended I up my intake of Fluticasone Cipla Inhaler (double dose) and start using the Dymista nasal spray again to try and get rid of the cough.
Will start using the CPAP tomorrow with the humidity dialled up to see if that makes a difference.

17/09/2021 (Friday) – Slept OK. PN. FS. Feel ultra-tired this morning.
Didn’t notice any significant difference with the CPAP.
Still mapping the RII Packages.

18/09/2021 (Saturday) – Slept OK. PN. FS. Still feel tired even after using CPAP machine.
Still mapping the RII Packages.

19/09/2021 (Sunday) – Slept OK. PN. FS. Headache. Still feel tired.
Continue mapping the RII Packages.

20/09/2021 (Monday) – Slept OK. PN. FS. Woke up with my head aching across the back of my head and feeling extremely tired…slept in until 11:10hrs – still have headache (took more Panadol) still tired.
Continue mapping the RII Packages.

21/09/2021 (Tuesday) – Slept OK. PN. FS. No Headache.
Took half tablet (morning and night) of Metoprolol Tartrate (50mg) for lead-up to the CT Coronary Angiogram on Thursday.

22/09/2021 (Wednesday) – Slept OK. PN. FS. Headache. More mapping.

23/09/2021 (Thursday) – Slept OK. PN. FS. Mild Headache.
Attended Flinders Medical Centre for my CT Coronary Angiogram…underwent Vitals – ie blood pressure, pulse, O2 saturation then ECG. The nurse had to use three different types of electrodes before any electrical activity was detected to enable the Electrocardiogram (ECG) to measure the currents.
Then proceeded to have the CT Scan.
Given a contrast dye is injected prior to the scan it was another “warm willie” day…

24/09/2021 (Friday) – Slept OK. PN. FS. Mild Headache.
Attended CLM Sleep Co and reviewed use of CPAP – will continue for another week.

25/09/2021 (Saturday) – Slept OK. PN. FS. Headache.
Started using the treadmill again today to try and counter fatigue. 15mins walking – morning and afternoon.
Still mapping.

26/09/2021 (Sunday) – Slept OK. PN. FS. Headache. Felt very ordinary late afternoon and evening.

27/09/2021 (Monday) – Slept OK. PN. FS. Headache. Pre-treatment bloods this morning.

28/09/2021 (Tuesday) – Slept OK. PN. FS. Slight Headache.
Consult with Oncologist, Dr Roy authorised my 30th Cycle of Immunotherapy treatment and scheduled a CT Scan for October 11.

29/09/2021 (Wednesday) – Slept OK. PN. FS. Headache.
Slept in until 08:45hrs, still feel tired, felt pretty ordinary throughout the day.
Walked to Flaxmill Road and back through the Parkway with Sandy and Biggles, and was absolutely knackered by the time I got home.

30/09/2021 (Thursday) – Slept on and off – kept waking throughout the night. PN. FS. Headache. Feel reasonable.

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