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It's an Uphill Battle

Julie finally made the decision to proceed with a round of preventive chemotherapy treatments. However, when we saw our oncologist this week, the oncologist advised that because Julie is still in significant daily pain with postherpetic neuralgia, and still trying to resolve that issue, and also that she has continued to lose weight, that it would not be a good idea to start her on chemo at this time. Because we can't increase Julie's opioid regimen any stronger, the M.D. Anderson Pain Management team has now referred us to their Integrative Care Department for acupuncture treatments, in hopes that methodology may reduce her pain. It's a never ending battle...[...]