Very sad diagnosis

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  • Shocking diagnosis for my sister - struggling to find a pillow or something to help her find comfort as her bones are hurting- any ideas would be really welcomed? Thank you so much
  • Hi and welcome to the online community

    I'm very sorry to read that your sister has been diagnosed with secondary bone cancer and I do understand what a worrying time this will be for the whole family.

    I can't help with a pillow recommendation but I spotted that you hadn't had any replies to your post yet. I had a peak at your profile to see what your sister's primary cancer is, as that group will probably be more active than this one, but you haven't completed it yet. If you let me know I could give you a link to that group or you could look through this list and join the appropriate one.

    I hope you don't mind me suggesting that you also consider joining the family and friends group which is a safe and supportive place to share your feelings and get support. If this is something that you'd like to do clicking on the link will take you straight there where you can join and post in the same way as you did here.

    It would be great if you could pop something about your sister'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.

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  • Hello Servechilled, I developed bone mets in 1990, from my original anal cancer. The pain was excruciating until I started on radiotherapy. After that the tumour quickly shrunk and I was soon feeling better. Chemo followed - and it's not been plain sailing, but I hope you and your sister find some reassurance in me still being around to tell the tale. 

  • Hi, I have kidney cancer which has spread to the bones which means I’m terminal. I was in absolute agony until I spoke to my doctor and the palative care team who got me on the correct painkillers. I am now on zoromorph, which is morphine and also oramorph and other painkillers.you need your sister to speak to the team and explain how much it’s hurting. When I was first diagnosed I was told that nobody with cancer should be in pain it’s only about finding the right  treatment. Hope this helps 

    Rose xx