We seen the oncholigist today, she was very shocked at much mum had deterieted from the last time she seen her (2months ago). She didn't know for sure what was causing the swelling and has ordered a bone scan. Mum has only had one CT Scan, the Doc said once the next CT scan is done next month, they will be able yo measure if there is further spread and if the hormone drug is doing its job. It is like a roller coaster at the moment and one of the hardest days yet. Poor mum just wants to sleep all the time and barely fit to walk, heart breKing watching her.
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Hi everyone, Hope you don't mind me posting here. my mum has secondary breast cancer which is in the spine, ribs and lymph nodes. She was only diagnosed with secondaries about 10weeks ago. At the moment she is on MST, orphmophine, 400mg of lyrica, and another drug for nerve pain plus a blood thinning tablet. tHis past few days one side of her body, her good side, as she calls it has swelled up and looks very puffy. Mum is putting it down to side effects of tablets, but I am a little worried. Her kidneys are not functioning like they should be and she has developed a nasty chest cough. There is also spots on her .lung but hasn't been told if it is further spread of the mets. I am posting her to see If any of you lovely ladies or gentlemen have every experienced this swelling and should we be worried at this stage. The district nurse is calling on Monday to do her bloods and we were going to discuss it then. Any advise greatly appreciated.
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