• Acute right flank pain

    Asked by Team_Jason on Monday, June 18, 2018

    Acute right flank pain

    Took hubby to ER for acute severe right flank pain. He was SEVERELY dehydrated. They did CT scan and told him the pain was due to new tumor in liver. Our hearts dropped UNTIL we realized they compared to CT from Jan not May.

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    • JaneA's Avatar
      JaneA

      Radiologists make mistakes too - just like this one. I am so glad that he doesn't have anything new going on. Hot weather adds stress to our bodies and we can become dehydrated quickly.

      My heart would have dropped to. Another compelling reason to keep copies of your scan reports and be aware of what they say and where your tumours are and where there is scar tissue.

      about 1 month ago
    • geekling's Avatar
      geekling

      Dehydration is a killer.

      By the time on first feels thirst, dehydration is already at work.

      A person can eat a portion of water through eating daily leafy green salads and raw to lightly steamed veggies with meals along with fruit.

      This morning I blended and drank a near quarter of a seeded watermelon mixed with a canteloupe type of melon, some blueberries, fresh lime juice and a middle eastern spice.

      Sadly, once dehydrated, it is difficult to pinpoint causes for headaches and joint pains.

      Coffee is a minus one. Fizzy drinks are useless. Purified water and fresh juices and salads are the tickets to staying hydrated.

      Best wishes for no more scary hospital visits.

      about 1 month ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      I am so sorry for what you guys are going through. My heart sank when I read that there is a new tumor. SO glad that is not the case!!!

      It is hard to stay adequately hydrated, it seems. Did they offer suggestions, other than just drinking more water? Did they do anything to help get him more hydrated before leaving the hospital?

      My thoughts and prayers are with you both.

      about 1 month ago
    • Team_Jason's Avatar
      Team_Jason

      At oncologist now...he has a tumor pressing on liver capsule.

      about 1 month ago
    • geekling's Avatar
      geekling

      Aww. So sorry. Hopefully the docs can surgically remove it or insert tose radioactive shrinkers or pull off something to get it gone.

      Best wishes

      about 1 month ago
    • Team_Jason's Avatar
      Team_Jason

      @geekling radioactive shrinkers? Doc mentioned embolization but said it can sometimes cause more pain.

      about 1 month ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      Heartbreaking. I wish I knew something to suggest. I have a young friend whose colon cancer responded to immunotherapy, but I am sure that you guys have already tried that route.

      about 1 month ago
    • geekling's Avatar
      geekling

      @Team_Jason.

      Apologies. Radioactive isotopes. A friend had them inserted and they got rid of the cancer for him. His liver no longer functioned so well after the fact so he got himself on a transplant list. He went thru XXX. He had full help and support from his doctors and had cash along with Medicare.

      He eventually got his liver transplant and, to the best of my knowledge, is doing just fine now.

      Because he had places to live in both the South & the North, he actually got on 2 transplant lists.

      I am no doctor but isnt embolizatiion removing the blood supply to the cancer? How will they do that? You need more information. Will the pain be an always thing? Is the cancer only in the liver?

      It cant hurt to have an opinion from an active teaching facility which is usually quite up to date with the latest treatments. Or are you there already?

      I wish you and yours a best possible scenario for Jason to return to good health

      about 1 month ago
    • Team_Jason's Avatar
      Team_Jason

      We recently returned from MD Anderson where he participated in an immunotherapy trial that did not work. His cancer progressed significantly during this time. He is microsattelite stable with NRAS. I’ve devoted the last 2.4 years researching ways to help him and implementing them. Now I feel helpless but not deterred.

      about 1 month ago
    • andreacha's Avatar
      andreacha

      Team_Jason I am so terribly sorry to read of this latest upset. I hope and pray that a satisfactory therapy can be found very soon.

      about 1 month ago
    • geekling's Avatar
      geekling

      @Team_Jason. Have you looked into raw & living foods?

      It is a methodology which forsakes all animal contributions to food. Sprouts become as meat. Beans & seed are germinated prior to being ingested. Clever blending and plating make strange foods and odd combinations of familiar food seem much like the foods to which most folks are used.

      Carrot can be made to taste like salmon and sprouts can be made to taste like chicken and seed can be arranged to look like scrambled eggs, for example.

      The methodology is meant to shrink tumors by strengthening the immune system.

      Please also look into chaga mushroom extract, into black seed oil, into graviola and soursop protocols and everything else you can find that can help but not hurt Jason.

      You never know but that some odd combinations may enhance what the docs are trying to do which is to save Jason's life.

      Best wishes for your team to succeed.

      about 1 month ago
    • Team_Jason's Avatar
      Team_Jason

      Hello everyone! I wanted to give an update:

      My husband’s severe right flank pain was caused by dehydration and SEVERE constipation. Once all of it passed (after a lot of solutions) the pain subsided. He had to do morphine for 3 days because it was so bad. I can’t believe it was something so “simple”. His doctor reviewed his last scan from when he was in his clinical trial and the cancer had not progressed at all!! I guess some of the natural stuff we are doing is working!

      24 days ago

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