almost everything removed like a piece of my liver,21cm colon,rectum,kidney,a lot of glands and and and!Its still in my lungs,bladder and being in the 4th stage and far long the expected lifespan is 6months or so!Now I have pain in the bladder area,huge abdominal pains(colostomy),backpains,headaches due to lack of sleep or relaxing!(scared,worries and soooo sad for my 2 daughters)Pethidine was the only drug that helped but I stopped cause I went through to many a day for it only lasts 120min or so,and I'm afraid of overdosing!I don't want pills for it makes me constipated and will rather have the injections if possible!What would you recommend that would make me play and pickup and have quality time with my children without having pain,please?Lost my wife 2 and a half years ago and now I'm the only 1 left for my kids and I don't want to be in bed or not having to take them to school or whatever!Please doc?
Hello Marthinus, Your question reached the public forum and there aren't doctor's here to answer. It's more for people to share different experiences and knowledge on conditions, medications, even making friends. It's a great place to connect with others and discuss lots of medical topics. Please jump in anytime and share your ideas! As to your question, there are several medications that you could discuss with your oncologist. Some are specifically designed for people in stage 4 cancer. I'm sorry to hear about your condition. Have you tried Fentora? Several medications are available in a "lollipop" or liquid form, making it much easier on the digestive system. There's also actiq and the fentanyl patch you could wear. Sorry I couldn't help you more. Best wishes for a happy new year.
I agree with Christina - the Fentora is a small pill that you dissolve in your cheek - tastes somewhat like baking soda. Actiq is a berry-flavored lollipop that you dissolve in your mouth also. Both have quick-acting Fentanyl - a very powerful pain-reliever. Each lasts about two hours, like the Pethidine, but these are specifically for cancer patients and would greatly add to your quality of life. They are very strong, so do be careful not to exceed your doctor's prescription. Christine also mentioned the Fentanyl patch - it is an around-the-clock pain reliever, with Fentanyl also, that you wear in a patch on your body. The Fentanyl is absorbed through your skin, so you don't have to worry about taking pills, etc. These all are constipating, so be sure to have stool softeners and laxatives ready to use. Unfortunately there isn't much that will help that is not constipating. I wish you the best, and hope you have fun days ahead with your children.
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