kathytoma Posted March 31, 2007 Share Posted March 31, 2007 Hello everyone. This is the first time I have posted a question but I read every ones post daily and it has been such a positive experience for us. My wonderful husband, age 58, Joe, was dx in July 2006 with 3A-aden./lymph nodes and stated not a surgical candidate. He began chemo and radiation combined in August and we finished in late October. We have gone through what most have experienced with all this stuff and it was not easy. But, guess what, after all the treatment, our radiologist made him a surgical candidate, praise the Lord. So on November 27 he had his upper left lobe removed and lymph nodes and with a pet/ct scan in January 24, we are now cancer free, now a survivor. He will have pet/ct every 3 months, so our next one is in April. My question is an easy one. Has anyone out there had chemo/radia. combined, which almost killed him and then surgery? Now that he is ned, which is a blessing and we thank God everyday but the pain from the surgery is so unbearable. It has now been 4 months since surgery and the pain is not any better, a small price to pay, we know but maybe someone has gone through the same thing. Joe does not do pain meds because of the side effects, tried but they really did nothing except causes other problems. The only med Joe takes now is Zanax at night to help him rest and sleep, which is wonderful. He does exercise and stays up all day but the pain stresses him so much during day, when he lays flat the pain is less but we know you cannot lay down all day. He has not been able to go back to his job yet but we hope in April, he is going to try. He has had no symptoms to indicate that something else is going on from the lobectomy but one must wonder. We are still in our planning mode to retire in 4 years. If anyone can comment on the lobectomy pain, I would sure like to hear it. Maybe there is something that worked for you and maybe it will work for him. I have told him that what he has gone through these last 6 months is trauma to the body and it will take maybe another year to recoup from all that was done to his once healthy body. Thank you for listening and I pray for everyone on the website each day. The power of prayer is what got us to where we are now, Thank God for being cancer free. Thanks-Kathy and Joe Toma Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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