• It’s Back

    Asked by lbrettman on Tuesday, July 17, 2018

    It’s Back

    My husbands cancer is back. In two weeks a new mass has obstructed his airway which as led to another tracheostomy and ICU. He is struggling with pain and heavy choices. Do y’all know of a physiologist in the Dallas area he could speak with?

    7 Answers from the Community

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    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      I am so very sorry. I don't know of a specific physiologist, but I highly recommend the doctors at UTSW. Where is he in the hospital?

      about 1 month ago
    • lbrettman's Avatar
      lbrettman

      Baylor Mckinney and Texas Oncology they have been great!

      about 1 month ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      Those are a lot closer than UTSW to Farmersville. Do they not have someone for your husband to talk with? Even if it is at big Baylor downtown? (When I type in "physiologist" I get a person concerned with exercise. Is that what you're looking for? (Sorry to be so stupid, but I am confused...)

      about 1 month ago
    • lbrettman's Avatar
      lbrettman

      He wants to speak with some one who has been through something like this before. My take is he doesn’t want a cheer leader so to speak he would like to discuss the reality of living with larynxtomy (sp? ) he can have no more radiation so that is the only option or do nothing and take our children to the beach while he can

      about 1 month ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      I am so sorry, lbrettman. What horrid choices. I hope someone here can help let him know their experiences.

      about 1 month ago
    • Ejourneys' Avatar
      Ejourneys

      I am so sorry. I hope you can find someone.

      about 1 month ago
    • BarbarainBham's Avatar
      BarbarainBham

      I'm sorry. I think his doctors would be able to recommend someone, as I'm sure this is a frequent need for their patients.

      The American Cancer Society may have a list of patients who volunteer to chat with someone in his position.

      30 days ago

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