ronvrens Posted May 26, 2010 Share Posted May 26, 2010 Hi Im Ronnie van Rensburg from Durban South Africa. My wife Pat was diagnosed with cancer of the spine on the 10 March 2010. The reason for seeking medical help was due to severe back pain. As my wife had had several back operations and was in constant pain we only became concered when the pain could not be relieved no matter what pain killers were used. We went to see thee neuro surgeon that had performed some of the spinal operations and he arranged for an emergency MRI scan which disclosed the cancer. After a full body scan further cancer was found in the right lung and the right adrenal gland. After 10 radiation treatments the back is now pain free but due to having contacted pneumonia the lung is not doing well. She has had two chemo treatments both of which were most unpleasant with the nausea and the present blood problems. As this is the first time I have been involved with any form of cancer and because its my wife I have found it hard to cope at tmes. Both my wife and myself are trying our best to be positive. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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