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Hand trembling, weakness in legs and hips severe bone pain etc...
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Fatherofthree posted:
Hello folks. I am trying to find some answers for my wife. Will try to keep in clinical here to be specific. Wife was diagnosed with stage 3A lung cancer in Feb of 2012. Because of the location of the tumor she was given Chemotherapy in order to shrink the tumor in order to perform a upper lobectomy instead of removing the whole lung. She experienced pain and tremors before the actual chemo but, at the time I just assumed it was a combination of nerves and stress. But, after her first dose of chemotherapy the pain intensified and changed in nature. The trembling became much worse and more often and she had weakness in legs. Her feet felt like they were broken in her words and she had intense bone pain through out her entire body. We reported this to the Oncologist who said little and pressed on. She also suffered extremely bad nausea. After the three doses of chemo she had the surgery and was sent home for recovery. During all this time she continued to suffer extreme pain and trembling her hands. Which seemed to progress over the coming months to weakness in her hips and legs, Her hand trembling continued but, she started to have uncontrolled muscle spasms where her hands would contract and she was unable to move either her hand, arm and sometimes leg or foot. I could see her toes curl and curling in her hand. We of course explained this to the oncologist and family Dr both of whom seemed to shrug them off. As of Jan of 2013 it is now eight months past surgery and it seems to have gotten worse. She goes to pain management now and we were finally sent to a neurologist. She has had MRI of the brain, upper and lower spine. The brain and upper spine showed nothing and we are waiting for the results of the lower spine. She just went through a Nerve test and the guy basically said she passed as he walked out the door which surprised me. They have her on narcotics for pain along with cymbalta and a mild antidepressant. The Neurologist initial thoughts are she has Peripheral Neuropathy along with MS caused by the chemo. But, I am confused a bit because of the hand shaking before the surgery. Any Suggestions or thoughts about other causes or test would be appreciated since the Oncologist basically feel like they did there job and really do not care about the after effects and the Neurologist is good but I can tell we have a long road to go with her. I feel like I am leaving something out here but, not sure what it is at the moment lol. I just know we have three children and it has been rough and help would be appreciated.
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