lindy Posted March 5, 2006 Share Posted March 5, 2006 My husband had a seizure on our vacation in Florida and thats where we were told the news. They did cat scans, mri and biospy. Lung cancer on the left side and mets to the brain. Large cell lung cancer The largest brain met on the left too. His seizure was on the right side and effected his arm and hand. When we arrived back home in NC, went to cancer doctor and then made appointment for 10 whole head radiation treatments. This Thursday will be two weeks since his last radiation. Lost his hair and finally weaning him off those steroid pills. They really helped but side effects bad. He now has muscle pain in his right lower calf but gets better through the day but never goes away completly. We go March 23rd to have another mri on brain to see what happened. 11 tumors are small but one is quarter size and dr. says thats large. I'm not sure what a quarter size means. Anyone else have an idea. He does not want chemo of any kind and signed a living will. He really seems fine now (a little tired) and it's hard to believe he has terminal stage iv cancer. He wants quality of life thats why he wants no chemo. Thanks for reading and if anyone can give me information on tumor size I would appreciate it. God bless all of us, Linda DX 1/31/06 Stage 4 large cell lung cancer/mets to brain (12 tumors) Cat scans MRI Biospy on lung Whole head radiation (10 treatments) 2 weeks later lost hair and head peeling Weaning off steroids The week he took one steroid pill a day, he had headaches behind his eyes and felt very weak.. 2/14/06 Very weak, right hand shaking and he's afraid it's a seizure, went to dr. and they started him back on steroids 3 pills a day. Felt better within 4 hours. MRI machine broke down. So his MRI for the brain will be Sat. 3/25 and dr.'s on the 28th for the results. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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