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lindi751

lindi751

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Subject:spread to brain

In March, they discovered a mass that had spread to my lung which was surgically removed.  I was doing fineand has an all clear brain scan in June, then suddenly 3 weeks ago I developed an intense headache and earache.  I went in for a scan and the doctors discovered 8 tumors in my brain with a lot of edema.  I was admitted into MD Anderson and am undergoing radiation treatment.  The challenge has been to get the swelling down and the pain under control.  To that end I am on high steroids and high pain meds.  Hopefully, I will be going home in a few more days.  Sutent or Nexavar is planned next.  Anyone had experience with that?  We are still in shock and trying to reconcile ourselves with this sudden change.


Posted: 15 Sep 2008 02:08 PM
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LWalther

LWalther

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Subject:spread to brain

Hi Lindi751-

So sorry to hear about your medical setback, especially in light of dealing with the effects of Hurricane Ike here in Houston.  I hope your home avoided damage/flooding!  As far as others who have utilized Sutent or Nexavar, perhaps Anderson Network (713-792-2553) or your medical team can identify someone for you to talk to.  Good luck--our thoughts are with you.  Please let us know if we can be of help in any way.

-Laura Walther-Broussard, LCSW

MD Anderson Social Work Counselor


Posted: 24 Sep 2008 02:53 PM
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