How YOU doin'?

Much like the food tab, this tab is retired as of the beginning of Week #14. Not much point in recording everything anymore. Any mention of symptoms/side effects will be noted in the regular blog posts.


WEEK #13

Monday, October 24, 2011:
ditto on the pain ... even more acute today
no other side effects/symptoms

Sunday, October 23, 2011:
still lots of back and leg pain....can walk a bit better, but there's still lots of pain
sleepy
morning dose of Riba on time, but took evening dose too soon (~3pm)

Saturday, October 22, 2011:
severe pain in back and down left leg; he can't walk
hair loss
very little food today, because he's slept most of the day

Friday, October 21, 2011:
severe pain in back and down left leg; he can't walk
hair loss
good appetite

Thursday, October 20, 2011:
severe pain in back and down left leg; he can't walk (went for treatment to ER)
hair loss
no nausea!
no metallic taste
no more Incivek cough

Wednesday, October 19, 2011:
another day of feeling good!
No Incivek cough
no metallic taste
took 1 tummy pill this evening and that's it

Tuesday, October 18, 2011:
feeling very good
NO cough from Incivek
no metallic taste
took only 1 "tummy" pill as opposed to the usual 3

WEEK #12

Monday, October 17, 2011:
feeling pretty good today (it's the last day of INCIVEK)!!!!!!!!!!!!!
no physical side effects
tired and sleepy (in the afternoon)(didn't get much of a nap)

Sunday, October 16, 2011:
appetite okay
tired
sleepy
cough (Incivek)

Saturday, October 15, 2011:
skin better colour, but feeling sleepy and fatigued all day long (possibly the reaction to Aranesp)
appetite okay; had dessert after dinner!
withdrawn and quiet

Friday, October 14, 2011:
cough (Incivek), pale skin, sleepy, draggy, weak (before transfusion)
normal skin colour, minor tiredness (after transfusion)

Thursday, October 13, 2011:
very very sleepy (all day)
tired
weak
did I mention sleepy?

Wednesday, October 12, 2011:
increased pain (lower back, neck, legs, arms)
headache
tiredness
weakness (arms and legs mainly)
very sleepy (morning only)

Tuesday, October 11, 2011:
cough (Incivek) minor coughing today
flu-like symptoms (body aches, feeling hot)
weakness
sleepy
headache
WEEK #11

Monday, October 10, 2011:
cough (Incivek)
minor flu-like symptoms
weakness
headache
tired
sleepy

Sunday, October 9, 2011:
cough (Incivek)
flu-like symptoms
slightly elevated temperature
body aches
weakness
tired
sleepy
no appetite
slight sadness at not feeling well

Saturday, October 8, 2011:
cough (Incivek)
tired
sleepy
hungry
minor flu-like symptoms (slightly elevated temp: 99.9)

Friday, October 7, 2011:
cough (Incivek)
tired
mood change
sleepy
minor flu-like symptoms

Thursday, October 6, 2011:
cough (Incivek)
tired
slight mood changes

Wednesday, October 5, 2011:
cough (Incivek)
tired
cold/hot
flu-like symptoms
good appetite
body aches
general malaise
better spirits in afternoon/evening

Tuesday, October 4, 2011:
cough (Incivek)
tired
sleepy
bloated tummy
WEEK #10
Monday, October 3, 2011:
cough (Incivek)
tired
sleepy
bloated
unsettled tummy
bit of depression

Sunday, October 2, 2011:
cough (Incivek)
tired
sleepy
fairly good appetite

Saturday, October 1, 2011:
cough (Incivek)
hiccups
tired
good spirits
good appetite

Friday, September 30, 2011:
cough (Incivek)
hiccups
sleepy
tired
good spirits
good appetite

Thursday, September 29, 2011:
nausea
cough (Incivek)
sleepy
weak

Wednesday, September 28, 2011:
cough (Incivek)
sleepy
exhausted

Tuesday, September 27, 2011:
nausea
cough (Incivek)
WEEK #9

Monday, September 26, 2011:
tired & sleepy
pain & numbness in both arms
pain in neck & back
cough (Incivek)
severe loss of appetite
nausea (at bedtime)
depression; frustration have really manifested themselves today

Sunday, September 25, 2011:
tired, very tired
pain & numbness in both arms
pain in neck
cough (Incivek)

Saturday, September 24, 2011:
pain & numbness in both arms
pain in neck
tired, but better than yesterday

Friday, September 23, 2011:
sleepy
sleepy
sleepy
pain & numbness in both arms
pain in neck
fear & fright (still worrying)

Thursday, September 22, 2011:
body aches
headache
nausea
fear and fright (due to worrying about the car accident yesterday)

Wednesday, September 21, 2011:
exhausted
nausea
body aches
tired

Tuesday, September 20, 2011:
extremely tired
weak
nausea
diarrhea
sleepy

WEEK #8
Monday, September 19, 2011:
tired
weak
nausea
body aches
sleepy
cold

Sunday, September 18, 2011:
flu-like symptoms
tiredness
weakness
body aches
slight fever
general malaise

Saturday, September 17, 2011:
flu-like symptoms (evening)
mood change (evening)
tiredness
chills & sweats

Friday, September 16, 2011:
nausea (minor)

Thursday, September 15, 2011:
sleepy
tired
nausea
diarrhea (not as bad as some days)

Wednesday, September 14, 2011:
tired
diarrhea
nausea and tummy issues (afternoon/evening) felt better in time for 10:30p "fat snack"

Tuesday, September 13, 2011:
v tired ... weak
loss of appetite (morning)
hungry (evening)
itchy skin ... all over
diarrhea

WEEK #7
Monday, September 12, 2011:
extremely tired (me, too!)  

Sunday, September 11, 2011:
extremely tired
nausea (early in the day only)
loss of appetite
diarrhea
flu-like symptoms (body aches, slight disorientation, chills)

Saturday, September 10, 2011:
extremely tired
nausea
sadness
loss of appetite
diarrhea

Friday, September 9, 2011:
very sleepy
extremely tired
nausea
body aches
loss of appetite

Thursday, September 8, 2011:
very sleepy
extremely tired
nausea (mostly within 2 hours after taking 3pm Incivek)
body aches

Wednesday, September 7, 2011:
very very sleepy (in the a.m.)
extremely tired
weak
bloated
nausea

Tuesday, September 6, 2011:
extremely tired
weak
nausea

WEEK #6
Monday, September 5, 2011:
none to speak of!

Sunday, September 4, 2011:
slight flu-like symptoms in the am; seemingly gone by afternoon
slight constipation
nausea

Saturday, September 3, 2011:
flu-like symptoms (see also August 25th for similar symptoms)
dizzy
disoriented
body aches
headache
diarrhea (most days of the week)
metallic taste (this happens a few days out of the week)
slightly raised temp (99.9, down to 98.7 -- his normal is 97)

Friday, September 2, 2011:
slight nausea
tiredness
weakness
diarrhea

Thursday, September 1, 2011:
v tired (in the morning....slept an extra 3 hours after breakfast)
flu-like symptoms (congestion and "peppery" throat)

Wednesday, August 31, 2011:
flu-like symptoms (in the morning): congestion and "peppery" throat
nausea
sleepy (afternoon through evening)
weak (afternoon through evening)

Tuesday, August 30, 2011:
sleepy
nausea
slight pain at Pegasys injection site

WEEK #5
Monday, August 29, 2011:
slight tiredness and that's about it!

Sunday, August 28, 2011:
weakness

Saturday, August 27, 2011:
none to speak of!

Friday, August 26, 2011:
a bit tired  . . . and that's it! 

Thursday, August 25, 2011:
slight raised temp this morning (99.7), progressively dropped
flu-like symptoms: body aches, weak, tired, sleepy
slept most of the day....up at 6:30a, then back to bed at 7:30a; slept all day except to use the bathroom or smoke.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011:
all as relates to Pegasys:
fever all day, went up in small increments, and down the same way
tired
weak
nausea

Tuesday, August 23, 2011:
tiredness, only in the afternoon
slight bleeding and pain at Pegasys injection site
dizziness (directly after Pegasys injection)

WEEK #4
Monday, August 22, 2011:
slight nausea
diarrhea

Sunday, August 21, 2011:
extreme tiredness
weakness
nausea
depression
diarrhea

Saturday, August 20, 2011:
tiredness, napped quite a bit today
nausea, worse after dinner .. v bloated and uncomfortable
diarrhea

Friday, August 19, 2011:
Still no major side effects, but today he's quite exhausted. After a few days of feeling great and being able to do "normal" stuff and not taking any naps, it's finally caught up with him. No nausea, itching or anything else; just very very tired.

Thursday, August 18, 2011:
>>>>> NO SIDE EFFECTS TODAY!!! <<<<<

Wednesday, August 17, 2011:
>>>>> NO SIDE EFFECTS TODAY!!! <<<<<

Tuesday, August 16, 2011:
minimal nausea
very itchy skin on legs (applied anti-itch lotion)

WEEK #3
Monday, August 15, 2011:
nausea
dry skin acute today (applied Curel lotion....seems better)

Sunday, August 14, 2011:
tiredness
nausea
metallic taste

Saturday, August 13, 2011:
Main side effect/symptom is still tiredness. He's sleeping a lot during the day and sleeping better at night.

Friday, August 12, 2011:
upset tummy (at various points during the day)
itchy legs (shins)...put some Sarna lotion, but doesn't seep to have worked...maybe try the Benedryl cream that's in the med cab?

Thursday, August 11, 2011:
tired
headache
upset tummy
spritis are v good!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011:
a bit tired but doing v well!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011:
extreme back pain (more than usual)
not as tired as usual, but had to lie down after doctor visit and was done for the rest of the day

WEEK #2
Monday, August 8, 2011:
tired

Sunday, August 7, 2011:
tired
weak
stomach unsettled most of day

Saturday, August 6, 2011:
upset tummy..when he burps, food comes back up on him, specifically ever since lunch today
hiccups!

Friday, August 5, 2011:
extreme tiredness

Thursday, August 4, 2011:
slightly disoriented for awhile this morning
v tired and v weak
slight upset tummy after dinner

Wednesday, August 3, 2011:
tired and weak
upset tummy (after having coffee and donut – so those are out for now)
another upset tummy after supper….I think it’s not just cream cheese, it’s ALL cheese! This would explain his upset tummy after yesterday's McD’s cheeseburger!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011:
diarrhea
tired
slight upset tummy after McDonald’s cheeseburger!

WEEK #1
Monday, August 1, 2011:
itching on arms/legs. Didn’t want to use the Sarna lotion; took Benedryl instead
diarrhea

Sunday, July 31, 2011:
v tired
out of sorts
a bit depressed
tired

Saturday, July 30, 2011:
every day after 3pm meds, he gets a slightly funny tummy. He takes a TUMS and all is well.

Friday, July 29, 2011:
hiccups quite often during the day
slight upset tummy

Thursday, July 28, 2011:
fits of hiccups at different times during the day! (this seems like a funny side effect, but it IS a side effect, so in this list it goes!)
fever (see below)

Pepcid taken this morning before cereal.
Temp = 98.0  (7am)
Temp = 101.7  (2pm)
Temp = 100.1 (5pm)
Temp = 98.6  (11pm)
Pepcid taken this evening at 7pm

Wednesday, July 27, 2011:
diarrhea
upset tummy
flu-like symptoms (clammy, temp of 99.2)
vomitting

Tuesday, July 26, 2011:
First day was great. Seemed a bit tired in the morning, but he got past that and was pretty normal the rest of the day. He didn’t rest like he usually does; spent most of the day on the
computer.