tess Posted February 19, 2004 Share Posted February 19, 2004 Hi, I've been reading for quite some time now. My husband has stage IV NSCLC, (left lung) with mets to his T 12 vertebre, his left hip, and now one right rib. His diagnosis was on Sept 25, 2003. He has gone thru radiation (30 doses?) and is currently going thru the third (4 total) round of Chemo. Taxotere and Paraplatin. He was almost instantly relieved from the bone mets with the radiation.(still has his hair!) The spot on his hip was so small, two doses of radiation and he quit hurting there. It was so small it didn't show up on the bone scan, but the radiologist caught it because of the pain. He finished the radiation and got pnumonia, not sure if it was from a virus he got from me or from the radiation. His rib began to hurt right after that, so we thought it was from plural effusion maybe. A few weeks ago, he got another Ct scan done. No mets anyplace new and the Dr says the pain in his rib now is from the bone healing itself. We go back to see her in about 9 days. He (Rob) is also getting zometa. What we don't understand is if the rib is healing, why is it still hurting so much?? We are going to request IMRT (Intense Modulated Radiation Therapy) on the rib to relieve the pain and hopefully kill the cancer. Rob has a hard time with the pain, he takes 30Mg of Oxycontin twice a day. He has just kind of lost interest in doing much at all these days. We have our own remodeling business, and we have a great crew working for us, so Rob doesn't have to worry about working steady. We are just lucky and thankful to have great people working for us. Sometimes, I just wish I could wake up and find this was just a bad dream. We both used to smoke, but I quit last summer. Rob quit the day he found out about the cancer. He smoked two packs a day. He has done a documentary for a high school to get kids to realize the dangers of smoking. He hopes to maybe help some one to quit or never start. I just can't believe how many young people here have lung cancer and have never smoked! It makes me wonder why does this happen ? I guess only God knows the answers to that. Anyway, to sum it up this is our story in a short but brief story. Thanks for reading this, and God Bless everyone who has to endure this demon. My husband hasn't read anything here, I keep him informed, but for some reason he doesn't want to read any posts, so I just keep telling him what I read, and remind him there are a lot of people a lot worse off than him. Tess My prayers are with you all. I'll be back.... Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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