Apr 16, 2011 - 4:43 pm
Hi everybody, my 72 year old father has thyroid ca that has mets'd to his brain. He had a single lesion in an inoperable location. We got several opinions and went with the general consensus to do whole brain (15 over 3 weeks) than SRS. It appears that the tumor was 'killed' but he is having horrible side effecgts from the WBR. He is about 6 weeks out from his last whole brain treatment. He is fatigued and weak to the point of being unable to stand and walk. He can't stay awake. He is anxious. Mentally, his brain is working well when he is awake but he's hardly awake and when he is, he is frequently so upset over his condition that he can't focus on anything.
He has taken such a downturn, it is incredibly upsetting. We keep waiting for it to turn around. Has anyone known anybody have such serious side effects and turn around? I've read all the archived topics on WBR here but any and all experiences/information would be helpful.