Bone metastasis spine (neck)

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Bone metastasis spine (neck)

by stluke on Fri Sep 09, 2016 03:21 AM

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My dad had his prostate removed and has been healthy for the past four years, his psa increased last month and he started having neck pain. They had started radiation on him and it had brought his psa from 36 to 13 but his neck pain has become so bad he can not sit up, so transporting him for radiaton has halted. He is currently hospitalized becaouse of this, im a bit upset because all there doing is sedating him with morphine and valium,. He needs to continue radiation and not just mask the pain. Its so painful to see him sleep all day all night. Anyone have any similar experinces, input is much appreciated.

RE: Bone metastasis spine (neck)

by Pens2280 on Fri Jul 27, 2018 04:17 PM

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My father has metastasis throughout his spine, neck, shoulders & pelvis. He has just had neck surgery as his neck after being admitted via ambulance due to waking up unable to move his legs. We were told if a neurosurgeon wasn't able to operate he would be a quadrapledgic over the next week & more than likely pass within the fortnight. Other than the cancer he is a strong healthy man of 69, with no previous illness, a strong heart & sound mind. The neurosurgeon agreed to operate only due to his otherwise healthy strong body. He has had his C3, C4 & 5 sections replaced with some healthy bone, as much cancer removed away from his spinal cord in his neck region as possible & they have inserted a metal cage & plate in there somewhere to stop his neck breaking or collapsing. The surgery was massive & was in & out of ICU for the first fortnight due to nerve sensitivity & trouble with his stomach, Ive never seen my father not in control or incapacitated in any way or by anything but this operation has . We are at 3 weeks & dad is just sitting in a recliner with mobility back in his legs and regaining use of his arms which were spasmatic for the first 2.5 weeks. He is now on Xanti & receiving targeted radio to the areas on his spine close to his spinal cord. They hope to see more mobility & the pain to start to subside furthet. It's no cure as we know but if this keeps him free of pain & can give him some quality time we are grateful, we weren't sure he was going to get out of ICU for that first fortnight but now, hopefully he may even be able to come home if they can get the masses to shrink on his spine area. New trials are out for this condition at the moment with some positive results & they are looking for participants, might be worth a look at.
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