Feb 22, 2013 - 5:27 pm
Amazing when you think life is going to calm down and just serve up some scan anxiety for a few months, I went to the dr and he ordered 3 MRI's of my spine.. interestingly I have 4 issues. The first, I have something in my thyroid. I have read that only 10% of lumps in thyroids are cancer, but I could become both a the patient and a caretaker!.. Always been an over achiever. Then I also have 3 compressed disks in my neck, a cyst on my L4 vertebrae and cysts in both kidneys, which is what really scares me, since I had adinocarcinoma (2004) in the area. Jeesh.. just a few more doctors and a couple more weeks, and a few CT scans and more nerves.
Meanwhile, Dan's doing great. He's up 6-7 lbs from his bottoming out weight. The TPN is heaven sent. His mouth just keeps breaking out, over and over. He's back to mugard 4 times a day. He was also able to reduce the patches to 25 mcg's but today is the first time he's used break through meds in weeks, as his mouth is very painful.
How long did everyone else have the regular recoccurance of radiation issues in the mouth? Is this normal?
(really hoping you all tell me 2 weeks again :)
Hope everyone is doing well, I am just catching up again.