Thread: Prayers for my dad
05-16-2008, 03:05 AM #1
Prayers for my dad
Hi everyone. As alot of you know my dad has cancer, he is ongoing chemo and radiation and he became very sick and weak, they had to stop the treatments for a few weeks. He developed a blood clot in his arm and was hospitalized again but they did not keep him long because his immune system is so impaired from chemo right now. He does not eat for days at a time and he lost so much weight. He is responding to treatment as far as the tumors are becoming smaller, but he does have a new one that developed in his lung that was not there before. All he does is cry and sleep. He is seeing a new oncologist next week just for another opinion as to his treatment plan. I just wanted to ask for some prayers for him and my mom. Thank you all so much. LisaLisa
Current meds:Elavil, Lortab as needed, Vivelle dot hormone patch 0.1mg, estrace cream, lidocaine ointment, pepcid
Diagnosis: IC in 1999 , IBS, Pelvic floor dysfunction, vulvodynia, vestibulitis, chronic low back pain, scoliosis, hunners ulcers on bladder, hysterectomy 2/08, fibro 3/08, sciataca
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05-16-2008, 03:29 AM #2
Hi Lisa, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Stay strong and think Positive!!! Colette (c2miracle)
05-16-2008, 03:34 AM #3
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05-16-2008, 03:36 AM #4Sharon
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05-16-2008, 03:41 AM #5
I hope things get better with him..
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5000mg Vitamin D- when tested, I was sooo low.
Compound Hormones- Had hysterectomy when 24, ovaries out 37
4mg Zanaflex- Fibro & PFD
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Lexpro- changed to Cymbalta for better pain relief –off both
Ultram – three times a day. Helped , I was tired of always being so tired.
Elmiron-took for a year-
Topamax-Did not need anymore since on dextro.
Atarax- did not need anymore
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05-16-2008, 03:47 AM #6
's to you and your entire family during this time...
05-16-2008, 04:54 AM #7
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I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.Daily Meds:
Ditropan XL 5 BID, Elavil 50 QD, Elmiron 200 BID, Hydroxine 50 BID. As Needed: Bacofen 20, Prosed DS, Hydrocodone/Apap.
Adderal 10 QD, Remmeron 37 QD (I take 1 1/2 of 25 mg)
With the help of my doctor moving my meds around a bit by increasing this and decreasing that I have found a good combination of meds (for now and I pray a long time from now).
05-16-2008, 05:33 AM #8
Lisa I am SO sorry hun.. ((((((((((hugs)))))))))))Hugs
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05-16-2008, 05:38 AM #9
05-16-2008, 08:45 AM #10
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I'm so sorry about your dad I will keep you and your family in my prayers
05-16-2008, 09:07 AM #11Hugs,
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05-16-2008, 12:10 PM #12
I am so sorry that your father is going through this and your entire family. Will include you in my prayers and that your father gets some relief. I hope he is not in pain physically . I can see that he is in pain emotionally I hope his md's are helping him with some kind of anti anxiety medication. Vicky
05-16-2008, 12:20 PM #13
for you and your family!!Current diagnosis
Severe IC, Severe Endometriosis(keeps growing back all over despite surgeries and treatment), Chronic ovarian cysts, Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome,Fibromyalgia,Inguinal hernia, bursititis of the hip, Migraines, IBS, Celiac disease, CROHN'S Disease, Chronic Constipation, Chronic anal fissures, Vulvodynia, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Pirisformis muscle spasms,vulvar vestibulitis, chronic insomnia, Burning Mouth Syndrome, Brain TUMOR, Chronic Lyme Disease,Temporomandibular Joint Disorder,Degenerative disc disease,Arthritis.
Allergies: Elmiron, Levaquin, Sulfa-Anaphylactic shock,Morphine, Doxyclycline,Cipro
Treatments I have tried:Bladder instillations, Oral meds-Elmiron, Elavil (amitryptyline), Hydroxyzine (Vistaril & Atarax), Ditropan, Levsin, Urispas, Urised, Pyridium, Cystoprotek, Desert HarvestAloe,antibiotics,Ultram,Neurontin,Valium,Tramadol,Lunesta,Ketor olac,Cipro,Meloxicam,Dilaudid,Morphine,Vicoden,Darvocet,oxycontin,Lyri ca,Cymbalta,Nortriptyline,Enblex,Baclofen,Clonidine,oxybutynin,Detrol, Nitroglycerine ,Vesicare,Sanctura(there are more but this is enough)
Physcial Therapy, Cystoscopy with Hydrodistentions, Numerous Nerve Blocks, Neuromodulation-including Sacral neuromodulation(Interstim) and post-tibial nerve stimulation (Urgent PC-12week), Botox, bladder instills, physical therapy, natural(herbs)Current meds: Long list..just email if you are interested
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05-16-2008, 01:16 PM #14
I wish there could be something I could do to help. Please know how very sorry I feel that you and your family are having such an awful time.
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05-16-2008, 05:55 PM #15
Well wishes for your dad.....
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