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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 01-03-2016, 07:43 AM Thread Starter
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My last health update said how good I felt, well, within a day or so my temperature had risen to 38.2C, time to toddle off to the hospital where I spent three days getting over a fever and having my white cell and Manganese levels increased, no doubt the Chemo. is responsible for this problem.
Well, Christmas is over for another year and we've made a hole in the mass of chocolate that was included in the presents. I can't remember if I've already posted about the present that Marlene bought for me, a "Fitbit" For anyone who, like me had never heard of such a thing, it fits around the wrist and gives, amongst other things that I haven't yet figured out, heart rate, steps taken, hours of sleep, also restlessness, fluid intake and it's a GPS! I almost forgot to mention that it also tells the time in a number of different display formats! It also sends me an email when the battery is low! All the data can be displayed on a smart phone, ipad or pc.
On Tuesday I'll be getting the results of last week's CT scan which hopefully will show a reduction in the size of the cancer.
My biggest problem at the moment is a swollen and very painful left ankle. It's been X-rayed and scanned with ultrasound but no diagnosis, only that there is some fluid there but not enough to remove! I'm wondering if it might be a spider bite.
to be continued (I hope!)
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A "Fitbit"? Oh BOY!! New toys are always good... Hope all goes well Harry. Maybe catch you on Skype one day soon.

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Harry, it's good to see you on this morning. I'm hoping the best for you in 2016 and beyond. I got a fitbit for the OWMBO for Christmas. Amazing little gizmos. She is really enjoying it.
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Good to see ya on Harry. Hoping that 2016 is a great year for you. You are moving up in the world of high tech gizmo's.

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Harry, my wife got a fitbit for Christmas, does it really do all those things? She's still trying to figure it out.
Sorry about your ankle, that's like piling on with what you're going through. I've heard you all have some
dangerous animals down there.
I'll wish for good results of your CT scan.

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You do have some nasty spiders there. We have black widows and brown recluse, but there is a small spider that leaves an itchy lump that takes weeks to heal.

My chemo really did a lot of damage, particularly to my hearing and kidneys. Just the nature of the beast. The worst thing was for a long time I lost the taste of chocolate (radiation played a role too). Glad that didn't happen to you.

All there is to do is just keep moving and being as cheerful as you can manage. We're all pulling for you.
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The chemo is poison that they give you in doses that hopefully won't kill you. I've talked to some people who said that they would rather die than do it again it was so bad so it sounds like you tolerated better than most Harry. Hopefully soon it will all be behind you and you'll be in your shed again.
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Tom, my hearing has also been reduced but I'm hoping that it will come back when the Chemo is completed.
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Glad to hear some good news for a change, Harry.

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Good to hear that you're doing well. Chocolate is a cure-all for me so keep enjoying your's,,,,in moderation naturally.

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