Guest cecilia Posted November 7, 2003 Share Posted November 7, 2003 I JUST WANT TO THANK YOU FOR THE VERY HELPFUL RESPONSES STRESSING THAT PAIN CAN BE CONTROLLED. I DID INDEED SPEAK WITH MY MOM'S ONCOLOGIST TODAY AND HE LOOKED AT HER XRAYS THAT WERE TAKEN ON MONDAY. HE SAID THERE WERE COMPRESSION FRACTURES IN HER BACK DUE TO THE WEAK BONES. HE DID PRESCRIBE THE FENTANYL PATCH AND DEXAMETHASONE (ANTI INFLAMATORY). SHE HAS COMPLETED THE 10 RADIATION TREATMENTS TO HER BACK AND IS SCHEDULED FOR THE SECOND CHEMO TRTMT OF PACLITAXEL AND CARBOPECTIN ON MONDAY. I PRAY SHE HOLDS UP. THE LAST FOUR DAYS SHE HAS BEEN IN ALOT OF PAIN, BUT HOPEFULLY THE PATCH WILL KICK IN AND HELP. IF I HAD NOT RECEIVED YOUR RESPONSES, WE WOULD HAVE CONTINUED TO THINK RADIATION WAS CAUSING THE PAIN. SO THANKS AGAIN. HOPE YOU ARE ALL DOING WELL TONIGHT!!! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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