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stop diareah with opium

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buttons1
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hello everyone, well now the onc has perscribed opium for my brother to stop the diareah.. it sounds crazy, well i guess you know he is trippin on this stuff,, tomorrow is the ct scan , they have him so drugged up, he cant drive anymore,, and he seems to be lacking in concintration, this has been one bad passed two weeks for him, i wont even go into all that he has been through.... some of you can relate im sure... im not expecting any miracles at this point, i find myself playing tribute songs for him, my most recent one i posted on facebook today,[ he aint heavy he's my brother].. made popular in the 70s by the osmonds........................my brother liked it.. well at least i think he liked it, hard to tell these days , he does'nt talk much. i will keep everyone posted on tomorrows ct scan, that is if we have the results by then.. take care bless you all. buttons and brother

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Buckwirth
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So it makes sense as an anti-diarrheal. Definitely one of the happier ways of controlling it.

BTW, it was The Hollies who made the charts, the Osmond's did a cover in '71. ;-). Great song though, one of many great hits written by Neil Diamond.

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buttons1
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YES THE HOLLIES MADE IT POPULAR FOR SOME, BUT THE OSMONDS MADE IT POPULAR AS WELL. [ IM A BIG OSMOND FAMILY FAN..so anyway awsome song...hey buckwirth, maybe you can help me,, my father dies od esopageal cancer, i dont know how to spell that word, but my dad never had any chemo, [his cancer was found so late] that he died 3 weeks after being diagnosed. anyway my question is this. my brother has been on chemo for 18 mos and up until three weeks ago he did pretty good with it, but now -wow- i dont know if its the chemo making him so sick or the cancer? stageiv colon with mets liver and lungs. could it be the cancer?oh and you gotta love neil diamond.thank you buttons

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PhillieG
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I heard that Marie divorced her first husband because he ran out of sperm. I don't know if that's true or not...probably not.

As far as your brother, I'm stage IV (had liver and lung mets too) and a lot of things can change over time. I've had bouts of diarrhea that were intense, then times when I couldn't go at all. That could switch in a week's time. Did they change his protocol at all or is he on the same meds and the same frequency? Never had the chance to do opium though. I did smoke it once. All you want to do is smoke more opium.

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buttons1
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well, big family's are very important to alot of people, there are eight children in my family , four boys and four girls. all from the same mom and dad... yes they have changed his meds alot.and like i said everyday is different,, i suppose the best thing to do is take it one day at a time.. thank you for your responce. i will pray about all of this.buttons and brother dallas

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herdizziness
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I forgot it, I know you mentioned it once, what was your brother's name again?

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buttons1
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i dont think i have ever mentioned it before, but his name is dallas. we live in oregon but we used to live in salt lake city utah

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herdizziness
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I know last week you were mentioning that per the doctor's recommendation, that family was flying in, have they made it yet? Is his wife coming back? (I'm assuming she in Oregon somewhere?) Have you called hospice in yet? I hate to ask so many questions, but I'm just wondering how Dallas is doing with all of this? How are you holding up? Most certainly a prayer or two your way.
Winter Marie

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KathiM
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...has opiate in it....morphine works, too...but, for me, the clock kept melting and sliding down the wall when I took it!

I'm fortunate...banannas and cheese do the trick! (and even beef...I eat beef for dinner the night before I fly to Holland, so it's less likely that I will need to sit down when I used the bathroom I share with 100 or so other flyers! ROFL)

Dutch hugs, Kathi

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