Guest Suzanne Posted June 20, 2005 Share Posted June 20, 2005 HI everybody, I am new here. You all seem so helpful and so nice -- I am so glad I found you! My dad, 73 yo, was just diagnosed with small cell lung cancer. One of his vocal cords is paralysed and they found out that it's because he has a tumor that is pressing on the recurrent laryngeal nerve. We only just found out last week that it's cancer and it is quite a shock. It's in his lymph nodes too and I think the doctor was intimating that it showed up in his liver on the CAT scan as well but didn't say so to my dad. It's weird how the doctors don't tell him everything but maybe they only want to give him a little info at a time so he can handle it better (?). If it was me I'd want them to tell me everything and not keep things from me. He was feeling fairly well until recently, and now he is awfully tired and having some pain. The whole situation makes me so sad. I have some questions, if anyone cares to answer from their perspective, that would be great: --Why do you lose your appetite? Is there anything that helps with nausea and loss of appetite? (My dad has some pills but they make him really dopey) --How do you get someone who thinks pills are going to make them a drug addict, actually take them? I have lots of other questions too but I don't want to take too much of your time on my first visit! Thanks very much! Suzanne Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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