Insomiac14 Do I understand right that the cancer went into her bones? Usually this is extremely painful for the patient, and bone cancer pain is usually very difficult to control! Has her doctor recommended any radiation treatments to help control the pain from the bone cancer? I know at one time when I worked on an Oncology unit that this was sometimes prescribed by doctors to try to control the pain from the bone cancer. I don't know if this is a viable option for her, but it might be worth checking out, at least on the internet Here are a couple of sites that might be helpful.http://www.cancer.org/cancer/bonecancer/detailedguide/bone-cancer-treating-radiation
Also just Google "Radiation therapy to treat bone cancer pain", you might find a wide range of helpful information.
As for the nurse that was rude, I am sorry that happened to you, I have found that unfortunately especially it seems in the pain management field that this attitude seems to be quite prevailent! Maybe it has to be just because of the nature of things??? But I find that good manners, such as being polite and compassionate goes a long way, and unfortunately that is often not the case any more! Cancer pain is often difficult to treat and I would think would be better left to an Oncologist to treat! Just my personal oppinion!
I wish all the best for both you and your mother! Oh and also Welcome to Healing Well Chronic Pain Forum!
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I retired from the USAF, in Sept, 1991. I went back to school and became a licensed RN in 1994, I worked on Oncology and Med Surg , I became disabled in late 1999 and was approved SSD in early 2002! Diagnosed with: DDD, herniated Disk at T12, L3/4; C3/4 Posterior Articular Joint fusion Nov 2010; C5/6 ACDF Sep 2009; C6/7 ACDF Mar 1985; Ulcerative colitis; Chronic Pain; Complex Sleep Apnea; and host of other things! I am White Beard with a White Beard!
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