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New Member Wanting Help/Suppor was posted 08/31/2008 07:05 pm by Shirley in Calif
E-mail Address: sjbaker101@comcast.net

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My husband was told he had PC about a month ago. Last Wed the surgeon who specializes in PC did a laparoscopy biopsy at our HMO. He found that the cancer met to the liver. My husband is 60 yr old, diabetic has been insulin dependent for 12 yrs, also has high blood pressure and cholesterol. He is taking percocet and still has pain and discomfort, constipation is a problem even with Miralax and stool softeners. Eats small portions of food, says he is not hungry but knows to must eat. Pain is in his stomach and back and has been sleeping in reclining chair since the biopsy. He sleeps as much as he can and normally is only awake eating and takings med watching TV 6 hrs a day. We go to the oncologist for the first time on Tues and I would like advise on what to ask him. My husband also wants to get the nerve block done, I am looking for other with this experience. Any information or experience you can give me will be helpful. The surgeon said if my husband does nothing he would survive 3-6 months, with treatment 6-9 or 12 months. The surgeon didn't fell that chemo would extend his life more than 12 months. Is chemo palliative help? I have also included my e-mail address for replies. Thanks, Shirley

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