... anyway, my dad has stage c-advanced cirrhosis. He is in alot of pain also. 6 months ago he was treated with BCG (bladder cancer). I can't help but think that the BCG is what pushed my dad over the edge due to it's toxic make-up. I hope I get feed back as this is ripping me up... thanks
Sorry you are having to endure this heartache. Sounds like your dad has been through alot of pain and discomfort. Not really familiar with BCG or other cancer medications so can't really add much here, but wanted you to know you are welcome and I hope others will answer your request for support.
I am so sorry that you are having to watch your dad suffer like this. I don't know much about this treatment either but I do know about pain. I live with it daily. Also, I recently lost my mother-in-law (who was one of my best friends) to cancer of the liver. Watching her suffer through chemo and radiation ripped my heart out. She was fairly young, only 62. I'm not a medical professional so can't give you any advice there. All I can really offer you is support and friendship during this painful time in your life. I will send you a friend request and if there is anything I can do or if you just need someone to talk to I will respond. You and your dad are in my thoughts and prayers.
I have seen the ravages of lung cancer and even though I am not familiar with this cancer your dad is in my prayers,I am so sorry for you both.there are wonderful people on this site so try to visit as much as you can. You certainly need the support.hugs from c.
I have stage C liver cirrhosis I am sorry to say. Right now it is not causing me much pain, it is the back problems that are unbearable. The problem with the cirrhosis is, it extremely limits the pain medications they can use. He has to stop all Tylenol, Ibuprophen, naproxen sodium and others. Sounds like since he has cancer I would get him to pain specialist and see if they can give him the safest drug of all, pure morphine for his pain. It is not like us stage C people are going to live forever so I keep stressing to the doctor, quality not quantity! If you can get him relief of his suffering than that would be the best first step I think, then you can proceed to see if there is any treatments for his cancer. I heard there are companies and different resources available to treat cancer that were not there before...
so please see if you can get him relief, it may be the pain making him act strange..so see if that IS it! I hope you get help soon, this is very sad. I am only 50 and they told me this, and the liver doctor is more upset than me about the diagnosis. They want to try all sorts of invasive treatments, but with my herniated discs and spinal stenosis... I am like, what for? Hang in there though a pain management clinic has options the regular doctor does not have and if he is in terrible pain, and he was my dad my first order of business would be to see that stopped NOW... then persue treatment options. hugs and hope you feel better Amanda! (oh and no alcohol please!)
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