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Unexplained Upper Abdomen Pain

KJones1969
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I have posted on here several times and my hubby has Stage IV Clear Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma that has Metastasized to his Lungs in 5 spots. He has had a radical nephroectomy and is on Votrient now to hopefully help the lung spots. He has been on the Votrient for 6 weeks now and the only real side effect he has had is tiredness and this week some high blood pressure.

I said everything above to say this and see if anyone else has had this problem or can share some insight. The last week or so he has had some severe pain on and off in his upper abdomen. It will go away and come back but it is bothering him. He never complains about pain so if he is telling me it is bothering him it must be pretty bad. Has anyone else had any pain like this or similar or do you have any advice to help us out. I told him I was calling the Triage Nurse on Monday and we are going back to Duke next week instead of the following and he said he didn't want to.

I am just worried and need any advice that yall will share. Thanks

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lbinmsp
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I cannot speak with any personal experience, but I would suggest, first,reviewing the side effects of votrient - and then making a call to your doctor's on-call number this weekend. Trust me, you wil not be a 'bother' to anyone. They'd prefer to know in advance of any problems. Good luck - and please keep us updated.

LizB
NDY

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Texas_wedge
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Joined: Nov 2011

Liz - I hope that sun stays above the horizon for a long while to come but even more I hope that you are having a great time and rejoicing in everything you most value in life.

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lbinmsp
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Joined: Jun 2006

I may not be NED - but I am most definitely NDY and intend to remain that way for a long long time! Yes - having a great time - the sunset picture was taken on my recent whale watching trip in Oregon.. Had 10 days of fabulous 'ocean therapy' - amazing scenery - WHALES - dolphins - seals - it was just a little bit of heaven!
May go back again in September. My doc thinks I need to spend a wee bit more time resting - so we've reached a compromise of sorts - for every two weeks of serious play time - I'll give him one week of 'down time'.
LIFE DOESN'T GET MUCH BETTER DOES IT!!!!

LizB
NDY

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garym
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In a word...NO! You continue to amaze and inspire, NDY, NEC (Not Even Close)!!

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