Maryanne Posted January 30, 2005 Share Posted January 30, 2005 Hi everybody, First and formost, I want to thank you all for all your encouragement and responses to my previous posting about taking him off the Fentnayl patch. Just call me Dr. Maryanne, as Joel is doing so good since I took the patch off of him. He has now joined the living. It took a couple of days to get the effects to leave his body. Had a little mini withdrawl there. But made it through. Last night he actually ate my baked Ziti'sand then had a milkshake. All stayed down. He is no longer vomiting and is no longer nauseous Today, he is not on any pain medicine at all!! Just a xanax which he takes maybe once a day. But he still is somewhat depressed. Does anyone know why that is? Could it just be everything that he has been through. Will this pass? He just wants to cry to get everything out but he can't. We also have a good friend who is fighting brain cancer who is losing the battle. Stage 1V.. she has been through an operation, chemo and rediation. That was when Joel was disgnoised back in Oct. Now the tumor grew back to the orginal size and she is getting opereated on Tues. Joel was actually taking her back and forth for her treatments when he was diagnoised with LC. That is how he actually met his Onchologist at the cancer center where she was having her treatments. We feel so bad for her and we were just told tonight that she has maybe a year to a year and a half. She is my hero as her attitude is so wonderful. I know she will beat the odds, at least for more than the time they are giving her. Her son age 34 also is battling chest cancer in Calif. And they both cannot travel to see one another. That is the only thing that makes her cry. She just wants to see him and give him hugs. That's when I broke down. Back to Joel, he is just very very weak, and still nods off. I know that is from not eating for almost a week. Also the thyroid condition that hopefully will be taken care of on Tuesday. Anyway, I feel good that I know he is back on the road to recovery. Why didn't the doctors catch this instead of me? I mean saying he needed a brain MRI. That is a no brainer.... Take care.... any feedback about the depression would be appreciated. Maryanne Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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