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|3/29/2012||Firstly, thank you very much for answering my previous questions.|
My 64 year old mom was diagnosed with spinal cord compression in mid september 2011.
This was in turn diagnosed as a metastases from the left breast. Bone scans revealed many skeletal metastases.
She was operated and they did decompression.
She has been on hormone therapy, Letrozole, as the receptor status is ER+. Also she gets zoledronic acid monthly for
The cord compression paralyzed the lower limbs of my mom and she could not walk. She lost her ability to walk
on Sep 18. The decompression surgery was done only on Sep 27.
From mid October, she has been undergoing physiotherapy daily and is now able to walk haltingly for
a few minutes - with the aid of a walking stick and holding on to the walls.
Question: Is there any medicine/treatment that can expedite the recovery - it would be great
if she can walk at least inside our home. Most doctors tell us that since the nerves have to be repaired it will
take a long time.
PS: We live in India, I will post another query later on about coming to the US for treatment.
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|3/29/2012||No other meds i'm aware of to speed this up. it's good to hear that she has you for support. quality of life is the goal for now.|
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