SJAS Posted August 27, 2004 Share Posted August 27, 2004 Hello All, First, I want to apologize for not keeping up with things lately. My work hours have tripled and so I only get to the board infrequently for very short periods. I do try to at least read some of the "hot" news. As for the Good News... Steve received very good results on the chest/abdomen/pelvis CT and brain MRI, and his bilirubin is almost back to normal!! Everything seems to be going in the right direction and he seems to be tolerating the Iressa fairly well. He is seeing an acupuncturist about the severe peripheral neuropathy in both feet (any suggestions welcome - we're already doing the B complex), but I'm not sure she will be able to help it. We really are very grateful for his improved health and I feel almost guilty for this concern, but I need your advice. We live in a pretty rural area (no public transit whatsoever), and Steve has pretty much been unable to drive since this all began. Now his onc. says that anyone who has ever had brain mets should never drive again. Steve has had no neurological symptoms, no seizures at all. He has worked his entire life, and the last 15 years in a corporate environment. He really needs to get out and would at least like to do some volunteer work in town. He said he feels like he is under house arrest. Since I am back to working very long hours and the kids are back in school, Steve desperately needs something to get him out of the house and away from cancer. Can you tell me what your doctors' opinions are about the issue of driving once you have been successfully treated for brain mets? We would really appreciate your input. Steve certainly doesn't want to put anyone at risk, but we are wondering if this is more of a doctor concerned about possible liablity. Thanks for any help Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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