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  • Prescott Valley, AZ
  • United States

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My Dad
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I am brand new to this site and had posted in my blog. Found out that is not how to have a discussion. So will try this. My dad (83) was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer in April. Since then he…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by TamaTam Oct 31, 2010.

 

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TamaTam replied to Shorty's discussion My Dad
"We use Benefiber and it works great, mixes well with any liquid and has no taste. Tamie"
Oct 31, 2010
lovingdaughter replied to Shorty's discussion My Dad
"Shorty, Sorry to hear about your dad. Aside from the other suggestions on the constipation....a warm blanket (heating pad) helps relax the abdominal muscles and that makes passing stool a little easier. As for the other points.....the others have…"
Sep 1, 2010
cindyk commented on Shorty's blog post My dad has stage 4 LC
"To help the constipation, try Mira-lax twice a day. My mother is on high dose of a narcotic and has the same problem. I don't know if it's a prescription or not (I think it's over-the-counter)"
Jun 18, 2010
Scarlett commented on Shorty's blog post My dad has stage 4 LC
"Shorty, you may want to give your father a one or two cups of warm prune juice for his constipation. My 81-year-old father was diagnosed with lung cancer in September 2009, and constipation was a major problem for him. A nurse suggested we give him…"
Jun 12, 2010
GADawg/MOD replied to Shorty's discussion My Dad
"Hi Shorty, Coming late to this discussion- Niti and Amy have already given you wonderful replies, but I thought I'd throw my 2 cents in, hopefully it will help. I agree with the stool softener/laxative suggestion. I know my mom basically…"
Jun 2, 2010
butterfly commented on Shorty's blog post My dad has stage 4 LC
"His onconologist has to prescribe a regimen of stool softeners and laxatives to relieve the constipation. my husband was diagnosed in December and has a terrible time with constipation. They give him sorbitol and senna and it is helping. he also has…"
May 23, 2010
Niti/MOD replied to Shorty's discussion My Dad
"You've got several issues that are common. Don't feel bad that you are struggling. We all were in the same place and after experience and time learned how to deal with things. This forum is a way for you to benefit from our experiences.…"
May 21, 2010
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My Dad

I am brand new to this site and had posted in my blog. Found out that is not how to have a discussion. So will try this. My dad (83) was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer in April. Since then he has had his lungs drained 2 times. He is not doing chemo because of his age and the cancer has spread to his bones. He has had radiation on his lungs(10), hips (5). He is in the process now of having radiation on his spine (10 treatments total, is on his 3rd today) and shoulder (5 treatments tot, is…See More
May 20, 2010
Shorty commented on Shorty's blog post My dad has stage 4 LC
"Amy - I do not know how to move around this sight. Today is my first day. Can you tell me how or move it for me?"
May 18, 2010
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My dad has stage 4 LC

My dad was diagnosed with LC stage 4 in April. Since then he has had his fluid drained 2 times from his lungs. He has received radiation on his lungs, hips spine and shoulder. He is a lot of pain with his shoulder. He is not doing chemo because of his age (83). He has been given pain meds, but hates to take them because of constipation. Does someone know a way to get around the constipation of the pain meds. And because he is not getting any chemo, what should we exspect for the future? It is…See More
May 18, 2010
Shorty replied to Rachel's discussion How to deal with someone who is terminal
"My father was diagnosed with lung cancer stage 4 in early April. He has refused chemo, but is willing to do radiation to help control pain. They have given him pain meds, but he hates taking them because they cause him constipation. That may be a…"
May 18, 2010
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May 18, 2010

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My dad has stage 4 LC

My dad was diagnosed with LC stage 4 in April. Since then he has had his fluid drained 2 times from his lungs. He has received radiation on his lungs, hips spine and shoulder. He is a lot of pain with his shoulder. He is not doing chemo because of his age (83). He has been given pain meds, but hates to take them because of constipation. Does someone know a way to get around the constipation of the pain meds. And because he is not getting any chemo, what should we exspect for the future? It is… Continue

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