• Lung Cancer spread to spine and/or ribs (husband)

    Asked by Viking on Friday, May 31, 2019

    Lung Cancer spread to spine and/or ribs (husband)

    Awaiting further biopsy and mri this week. Did anyone diagnosed with this and have excruciating back pain so they can’t sit up or walk get relief from the pain? My husband isn’t fully diagnosed yet and he is in so much back pain all he can do is lay on couch or bed.

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      BarbarainBham

      I went to the ER last week with right back pain sometimes going to my right front above the waist, below the ribs. I've had it before, and each time they order an immediate CT scan and find a tumor in my abdomen. This time it wasn't pressing on any organs, but close, and they thought abdomen nerves were being aggravated, which also caused nausea.

      I was admitted for pain control management. They gave me Dilatid by I.V., which works in about 5 minutes! (Another admission they gave me morphine by I.V.) They also started me on Compazine for nausea and Narco for pain. I came home Friday afternoon and have been writing down the medicines I'm taking with the time, along with my BP, which was way up the first day.

      I would advise your husband to either call his doctor or go to the ER, where they will address his pain immediately after triage(?) and probably admit him to the Oncology floor for a day or so (or more if they start chemo). It's such a relief to feel better that I ENCOURAGE HIM TO DO THIS AS SOON AS YOU READ THIS POST, AND TELL THEM YOU NEED HELP, THAT HE'S IN BAD PAIN. I was even approved for a painkiller in the ambulance, so they know you are in pain and understand.

      If his doctor won't help with pain, he should feel free to go to the ER. A doctor told me nobody should stay in pain in 2019. We have too many drugs available.

      Best wishes.
      Barbara

      13 days ago
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      BarbarainBham

      You shouldn't ever stay in pain while waiting for biopsy and MRI again. That's what ER's are for! Please let us know what's happening! We understand how bad it is.

      13 days ago
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      BarbarainBham

      As Skyemberr said, be as pushy as you need to be. There are plenty of other doctors who would be more attentive to cancer pain. I'm changing my doctor for the same reason! She was my new oncologist with second visit last Tuesday, but had all the previous oncologist's records, who relocated out of state, so "Adios" to her!

      Isn't there a country song that says "Adios, goodbye, arrivederci to you"!

      13 days ago

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