Delayed treatment due to pain

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Hi everyone 

My mum was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer 3 weeks ago that has spread to lympth nodes adrenal glands bone in hip and fractured her shoulder blade. She has had a single dose of radiotherapy to try and help with the pain on the hip which hasnt seemed to work.

Her doctotrs are saying they need to try and get the pain under control before they can hopefully get her out of hospital and then to start hopefully chemptherapy. she was been in hospital 3 weeks. I am just wooried with the delay in treatment with trying to control the pain. She is on 70mg morphine tablets morning nad night then having 20mg morphine every hour plus the have now put her on pregablin twice a day. she was on amitriptyline but they had to take her off it as they think that was causing her heart rate to go up to 186 beats per mins.

It just seems she takes 5 steps forward and 50 back. 

  • Hi

    It's natural to worry because your mum's treatment has been delayed. However, her team will want to make sure she's as well as possible before starting treatment that might be quite tough on her.

    I can see that you also posted this in the Lung cancer forum group and that you've had a couple of replies from the members there. 

    When you have a minute, it would be really useful if you could pop something about your mum's journey so far into your profile as it really helps others when answering or looking for someone with a similar diagnosis. It also means that you don't have to keep repeating yourself. To do this click on your username and then select 'Profile'. You can amend it at any time and if you're not sure what to write you can take a look at mine by clicking on my username.

    I hope your mum's team manage to get her pain under control soon so that her treatment can begin.


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