Inoperatable bowel cancer

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Inoperatable bowel cancer

by bettysch on Sun Oct 21, 2012 06:15 PM

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My brother has a stent fitted in the bowel to prevent the tumour from closing off the bowel. The cancer has spread to the liver and lung. He has chemo fortnightly and wears a baxter pump for 46hrs after. His most recent scan shows the cancer has not spread to any other areas but has not shrunk either. He has pain medication but the pressure on the bowel caused much discomfort and he finds he cannot stand or walk for very long. He has always enjoyed life and been a very fit and active man. He gets depressed because he is limited in what he can do. I am wondering if a walker with a seat would be enable him to have some sort of social life. Can anyone suggest anything that will be a help.

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by bettysch on Sun Oct 21, 2012 06:19 PM

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On Oct 21, 2012 6:15 PM bettysch wrote:

My brother has a stent fitted in the bowel to prevent the tumour from closing off the bowel. The cancer has spread to the liver and lung. He has chemo fortnightly and wears a baxter pump for 46hrs after. His most recent scan shows the cancer has not spread to any other areas but has not shrunk either. He has pain medication but the pressure on the bowel caused much discomfort and he finds he cannot stand or walk for very long. He has always enjoyed life and been a very fit and active man. He gets depressed because he is limited in what he can do. I am wondering if a walker with a seat would be enable him to have some sort of social life. Can anyone suggest anything that will be a help.

Has anyone out there had this procedure and after chemo gone into remission? Is there any hope at all?

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by richeyt on Sun Oct 21, 2012 07:36 PM

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Hello, My prayers are with you and your family and that your brother can keep his spirits up throughout this terrible fight.  Although I have no experience with this specifically, I do know that a walker with the seat attached helped my dad and my father in law greatly:)  Prayers and blessings.............

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