stand4hope Posted May 3, 2005 Share Posted May 3, 2005 Hi again, The good news is that our son is going to be ok. There is no permanent damage to the pancreas and he is not in the "chronic" pancreatitis phase. No cysts, no scarring, no tumors, etc. They did put a stent in the bile duct and said it will take a little more time to get the inflammation down and for the pain to stop. His lipase levels began to drop on Sunday. I was so relieved that my legs almost gave out on me. Chronic pancreatitis is a horrible, horrible diagnosis involving a lifetime of constant pain, drugs, doctors, diabetes, insulin, operations, blah, blah, blah, and I'm so glad that he isn't at that point. The bad news is that hubby is having left hip pain - the area where I had told you previously there were a lot of mets and one very large one consuming the entire acetabullum (sp?). He also had large mets at the top of both hips on his last PET scan. He won't call the doctor yet. It just started this weekend (I think). He didn't tell me until late yesterday afternoon. It's also radiating down to his knee. He does also have a couple of mets in the top of both femurs, so we'll just have to see how this goes. We see the onc on the 13th for his monthly checkup and Zometa, and he said this can wait until then. I disagree, but it's his call. I imagine if it gets worse before then that he will call the onc or let me call. Right now he says it's not bad - and I'm sure that's true, because I think he would tell me if it was bad. He knows it's nothing to mess around with. Anyway, once more, I'm hanging onto my hat, because it sounds like their might be another one of those darned crises trying to sneak in on us. #(@!**@ those things! Love, Peggy Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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