Our story- can you relate?

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RE: Our story- can you relate?

by Angel_on_the_Right on Mon Apr 23, 2012 05:04 PM

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Hello:

I can relate so well to your story and my question would be have you started any kind of chemo?  I wish that we HAD NOT when my sweetheart's brain tumor returned as there WAS an option open to him and to us, but the fact that he had not been chemo free for long enough removed that option and there was nothing more we could do at that point and he was called home at 57 years old.

I have met so many wonderful people on this site and one man in particular has beat both a brain tumor and stomach cancer with his own treatments.  He has been in remission for years.

If this is something that may be on option for you, please let me know as your Dad sounds like a very "young" 75.  How is he right now in terms of how he is feeling?  I would love to be able to support and assist you with this if I can. I lost my own Dad in 1984 to lymphoma and in those days, the options were not there as they are today.

Brenda

RE: Our story- can you relate?

by Slsteere on Mon Apr 23, 2012 05:26 PM

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We have not started chemo since he is only 2 weeks out from his surgery (that did nothing to help him) We were suppose to have an intake chemo appt. this wed. but my dad has been in such horrible pain and not eating we fear that chemo will kill him sooner. He lost another 12 pounds since surgery and he is very weak. We are seeing a pain mgmt Dr. today and we called his oncologist and he said with chemo he only has an 8% chance of increasing his remaining time on earth. What to do? Our first priority is getting this pain in check. My Dad said he would rather OD on pain meds than continue this way PC is one of the most painful cancers and this is breaking my heart to see him go downhill so fast. Maybe if his pain is alleviated he will eat ? His cancer is in 80% of his pancreas with not mets yet but on his main blood vessel and nerves so it's a matter of time.

Thanks for your words of encouragement.

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