relief from the pain of cancer
My father in-law has state 4 small cell cancer in his liver & lungs & lymph. From day to day his symptoms very. He's on strong pain meds but it doesn't always work. Any suggestions?
We're believing for his miracle but this is so hard to see.
Please pray for our family.
Your family has my prayers. I am so very sorry that your family is going through this horror that is cancer. I, too, pray for a miracle for all of those here.
Caregiver to son, 32 , 5/18/2011 Stage IV
Sigmoid colectomy , liver biopsy 5/18/2011
6cm sigmoid tumor, low grade (well-to-mod. differentiated)
6 of 33 lymph nodes +
FOLFOX /Avastin 6/2011-8/2011
Rt hepatectomy on 9/20/2011---70%
FOLFOX /Avastin 4 cycles 1/31 stopped-low platelets
3/5 CT clear
4/ PET scan showed peritoneal mets
4/24 splenic embolization for low platelets
FOLFIRI/ Avastin 5/12-8/12
Consult for HIPEC 8/12 denied---tumors too many, possibly in ureter.
5FU/ Avastin 8/2012-2/2013
12/5/12 scan tumors stable
3/5 tumor progression in abdomin
Restart FOLFIRI/ Avastin with lower dose of Irinotecan 3/11-3/25
ER - bowel obstruction 4/4
Port removed 4/12
Port replaced 5/9
ER 30 hrs
Erbitux in, Irinotecan lowered 5/20 & 6/17
9/17scan indicates stable
9/18-27 & 10/7-11 small bowel obst.
Erbitux & Irinotecan 11/5, 12/2
Bowel obst. 12/31
1/8 urether stent
3/27 started his heavenly journey
smart- sorry for what your family is going through remember sometimes the prayer isnt always answered the way you want it to be answered usually it is answered in response to what is best for a recipient -If he is meant to be ok and live on this will happen unfortunately if he is going to be suffering the opposite may be what is best for him
never know just hope and pray what is best- recently I took my mom off my prayer list for healing and added her to the peace and comfort list- unbelievably she got back home. soo never know and dont ever give up hope.
April06- Emergencysurgery,exploratory,10units blood,largetumor and 10inches of colon removed,temp.colostomy.diagnosed stage IV colon.
Oct06-radiation,surgery,several lymphs,cervix,1 ovary,fallopian,40% remaining colon,large tumor to adipose tissue,appendix,gallbladder removed.permant colostomy/iliostomy
surgery-1/3liver,partial diaphra, removed clipped and questionable spots oblated.
port-port rejection-port removed 1week.
Oct-08-surgery-remaining ovary engulfed in tumor,partial bone scrape.
transfusion central line TPN 1 month.
oct-09-surgery tumor ,colon and jejuneum removed.
xeloda reduced. severe dehydration,heart attack.
mar-11 return to original site-oxyplatin,5fu
dec-30-back to chemo erbitux camtosar
Jan-16 injections neulasta and aranesp
feb 21-Tumor found stomach,liver, and liver "hot spots" inflamed lymph in rt ureter in kidney causing obstruction-surgery schedualed Mar 16.
march 16/12-no more kidney obstruction not lymph ...dehydration is causing blockage, two litters blood for anemia, stomach liver tumor small-med,abalation, 1 hidden tumor deep in muscle mass on side flank(hid from scans) -gone!
starting a regimine of celebrex
aug/30-12 discontinued celebrex -failure one kidney. needed to see urologist
sept/10-12-good urologist report one kidney functioning well for now.
oct/23/12-chemo pill Stivarga(regorafenib)
dec/18/12-blood transfusion chemo pill dosage cut back to 1 pill.
Feb/21/13 neulasta injection
Feb/22/13-blood transfusion. still taking stivarga.
mar/20/13-arenespt injection rehydration and magnesium IV
mar/21/13-acute renal failure-kidney infection
april/1/13.-recovery from 4 day coma infection cleared/4 units blood/ off stivarga/starting rehab therapy,
swollen hand no apparent reason black spots in vision off and on. both cleared up.
may/22/13-home oxycodone for pain shoulder neck arm
june/1/13 pain subsided off oxy onto aleve
june/09/13-pain back off aleve on vicodin
june 10/13-cancer in back/neck- starting radiation for arm neck and shoulder pain.
june24/13-last day of radiation-on steroids
july1/13-swollen legs and feet-lasix off steroids still on vicodin and xanax
july 23/13 vicodin cut in half blood transfusion.
sept/6/13-off all pain meds since late aug
scan results fracture in spine mid back
sept/12/13-spine healing on its own,weaning off steroids, no visible tumors.
nov/7/13-edema both legs and one arm on lasix since oct.
nov/21/13- leg edema subsiding still alot in one arm- she is talking but keeps her eyes closed. achy but no major pain. nurse and aide to visit once a week schedualed. having trouble standing.
nov/24/13-sadly but peacefully moms cancer journey is at an end, she will start her new spiritual journey together hand in hand with dad.