My name is Maria Teresa and I usually post on the Prostate Cancer Forum because of my 55 year old husband. My husband was scheduled for surgery on September 11, but when they tried to administer the anesthesia, he kept having airway spasms so they cancelled the surgery and rescheduled it. We've seen pulmonary specialists and an allergist to help stabilize my husband's respiratory system prior to the next attempt at surgery. My husband never had anesthesia before. My husband quit smoking 4 1/2 years ago. He has chronic sinus problems, acid reflux, and hypothyroidism. The doctors have prescribed Flonase, Advair, and Spiriva to address the respiratory situation.
I tried to do an internet search for the information I'm seeking but came up empty. My husband had the skin allergy testing done on his back which came back positive for dust mites, pollen from the Birch tree, and cockroaches (we don't have cockroaches at home, but there are dead cockroaches at work where my husband repairs electronics). I wanted to know what allergens are tested on a person's skin? Is it a standard, universal, all encompassing test? Would this procedure have tested for food allergies, too?
This is the second day my husband has been on the new medications. Today I cleaned his room, enclosed the mattress and pillows in protective barriers, and washed all the bedding in hot water. I'm concerned because he is in his room sneezing over and over and sucking in the nasal drainage (he thinks it's because of the pressure changes in the weather).
I look forward to your feedback. Thank you so much!
Husband Age 55 Maria Teresa age 44Total PSA 8 on 05/21/07DRE: prostate bumpyBiopsy on 07/16/07: 5 out of 8 cores positive, Gleason Score 8 (3+4+5)**CT of the abd/pelvis; Bone Scan; Xrays done on 08/13/07: NormalRobotic Surgery Scheduled for September 11, 2007 - Cancelled due to anesthesia complicationsRobotic Surgery Rescheduled for September 25, 2007
**"Report to the Nation on Prostate Cancer" published by the Prostate Cancer Foundation, page 11: "In some cases, the pathologist might identify a third pattern, which is less common but that has a higher grade than either of the first two patterns that comprised the Gleason score. The presence of this third pattern might indicate that the tumor is more aggressive than the Gleason score would otherwise imply. For example, if a Gleason 4+3 tumor also has some grade 5 cells, the cancer would be considered as being of higher grade disease overall."
Post Edited (mariateresa) : 9/14/2007 10:58:35 PM (GMT-6)