mary colleen Posted September 10, 2007 Share Posted September 10, 2007 I really don't know what to think. My husband began a big downhill slide about 4 weeks ago, about 7 weeks after the end of brain radiation. He had recovered from the treatment to a reasonable degree, and was even planning to possibly go back to work after Labor Day. Around mid-August, he suddenly stopped having an appetite and lost 14 pounds. He became more confused and just generally much less functional, began to have balance problems, and over the last week has begun to have a combination of "regular" headaches and stabbing, intermittent head pains. During this period, he has had a clean CT, a clean brain MRI, and decent bloodwork. We saw the radiologist this morning, and he was concerned, but just very vague about what this could be. To be honest, some of the things that he said didn't really make much sense to me - that maybe he has MS or some other new neurological disorder. It just doesn't seem at all probable to me that a guy with lung cancer with a (resected) brain met suddenly has something else too. It just doesn't seem likely to me. Tomorrow we see a neurologist for evaluation and probably a referral for a lumbar puncture. We'll see where that takes us - I guess I'm just venting here, I feel like we are looking down the wrong road medically and it concerns me. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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