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Mysentaric Artery/Thalidomide was posted 06/29/1998 08:10 pm by Wendy Chapura
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My husband has only had three doses of Thalidomide so I can't tell you much. He takes 100 mg at bedtime. Thalidomide was originally prescribed as a sedative, which gives Frank a very good night sleep. I have to wake him up every three hours for liquid morphine and he goes right back to sleep. What we were told by the surgeon who performed the exploratory surgery in April, was it is very common for PC to recur on the Mysentaric artery. Frank experienced symptoms of an ulcer, he was so sure that was what he had. But all the tests came up negative and his CA19-9 steadily increased. Before the surgery and after he has had problems eating (nausea and hot, sick feeling). He has lost 25 lbs. The new problem is the pain under his right shoulder blade. Bone scan on Tuesday to see if the cancer is in his spine. The surgeon told me that the mysentaric artery is a major blood supply and that the cancer cells could easily travel through the blood and metastisize elsewhere. What has your mother been experiencing? Did she do chemo or radiation? What about pain? Frank wears pain patches and takes liquid morphine.Wendy

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