Debaroo Posted October 7, 2003 Share Posted October 7, 2003 Hey guys. I havn't been around much lately. Dad had to have a port inserted on Friday, which knocked the He** out of him. He finished with Radiation the friday before-now for my question. The radiation/onc. said that it may be 2-3 weeks AFTER RADIATION IS FINISHED before Daddy's pain is gone...assuming the radiation worked (please, God, let it work). He is still in pain, it will be two weeks on Friday since his last session. We thought that he was feeling some relief earlier on, when we went upstate, but it seems to not be much better. If anyone out there could give me some idea as to how the radiation thing works, I'd sure appreciate it. Dad is getting discouraged, again. He just wants his back to feel better. He really wants to get back on his feet, and feels that once the pain is gone, he'll feel so much better. I just feel so useless. When we visit, Dad stays in the 'little room', on his recliner, or on the living room couch. He is always glad to see the kids (we go a few times a week), and they absolutly adore him...but he is tired and either is sleeping on the couch or he is resting and watching tv, with the door closed. My daughters will peek in on him, especially the younger one-Julia-Julia goes in the room over and over to 'check in on Poppy' and tell her that she loves him. So, if anyone can give me some insight as to whether it may really take longer to feel relief from radiation, I'd appreciate it. I trust you all so much more than the doctors-because you speak from experience-and I really respect you all so much. I just feel like the doctors can give you a bit of an idea of what to expect, but it is better to get the information from someone whos 'been there/done that' or has had a loved one that has. Thank you all in advance for your help. And for being here. I know I havn't been around much, but you all are in my thoughts and prayers all of the time. Take care, guys. Deb Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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