stand4hope Posted June 1, 2004 Share Posted June 1, 2004 Becky posted under spirituality about a friend that needed prayers, and that friend is me. (THANK YOU, BECKY!!!). My husband's 3-month scans were scheduled for today, however, we contacted his onc last week because he has been having excruciating pain in his shoulder. The onc ordered a PET Scan for Friday and we got those results today. The results were not good. The cancer has spread to the clavicle and humerus bones in the shoulder, as well as numerous other places in his body. My husband just about had me convinced that it was just bursitis, so we were both pretty devastated. I was shocked at the extent of the spread throughout his body as well. The onc ordered an x-ray at the same time he was already scheduled to get the chest CT so he could see if there were any fractures or the possibility. The radiologist told the doctor there were no fractures and it didn't appear that one was imminent, so there will be no surgery for now, just radiation for the pain. That is good news. We meet with the onc again on Friday to get the brain MRI and chest CT results, and he will also begin Zometa at that time for the bones. The bad news is that my husband took it very hard. The good news is that he has no other discomfort in any other areas, he feels good, is eating well and has maintained his weight. Rest assured, we are both fighters and fully intend to continue to fight this monster with everything we can throw at it. I was reluctant to post this because I don't wany anyone to be discouraged. We knew going into this that my husband's cancer was quite advanced because of the number of brain mets. I know there are many, many others on here that are Stage IV NSCLC and I want you to promise me that you won't be discouraged with this post. I love you all, pray for you all, and yes, we would appreciate your prayers for us very much. God bless you all, Peggy Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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