IIIp0 Posted March 12, 2004 Share Posted March 12, 2004 Hello guys. Welp we just got back from our 9th chemo treatment of once a week and the last three weeks my husband's ribs and chest/bronchial area has kept him in extreme pain. And the doctor just kept asking "well the hydrocodone is working isn't it for the pain" and we're like, "yeah -- but that doesn't tell us W-H-Y we have it now when we didn't when we first came in!~ In other words: is the taxol/carbo not working any more? Is the tumor getting bigger? Do I have a broken rib -- what gives??? And he's like, "your husband has a large tumor, and the situations hasn't changed since you were here three months ago, his prognosis is still the same [meaning 5-9 months from Decembe now!]". I tell you, is it part of a physician's training to be condescending, arrogent and God-Like? It seems they excel more in these areas than in medicine. I'm so exasperated. We're going to go back to Moffitt center to see what's new, maybe get a thorough start-from-scratch three month checkup; and maybe they will care, at least outwardly, a little more about our options. Does anyone know -- is it normal behavior to have MORE pain the longer the treatment and it not necessarily be from tumor growth??? It would help us to know what is normal here as we get absolutely no feedback from this guy. Thanks - Beth Husband diag. 12/5 w/stage IV SCLC mets in ribs/lungs/pelvic/femur/spine 9th week of chemo: taxol-carbo Don't know much of anything other than he's gained 4 pounds/anemic but red cells on a slight rise!~ Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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