Re: Roller Coaster ride with husband at Stage IV
the Ups and downs are not going to stop. my Mother is in stage IV with SCLC and was just diagnosed 4 months ago. I can not believe the things we have had to go through. She is in tremendous pain due to the cancer spreading into her Spine and hip. If she falls she will break several bones in her body because there is hardly any in some spots.
The day this all came down, we were all at her house for a family function, everything was as normal as can be.. Then all of the sudden my mother sneezed and went down to the ground with pain I can not describe to you. (She had fractured her Spine with a sneeze)
We called 911 and they took her to the hospital, she stayed overnight and was sent home with back pain meds. The Pain did not stop so she went to a different hospital and was admitted. she spent 1 week there as they ran several tests. This is when they found out she was in Stage IV. just 3 months ago...
She is finishing up her 2nd round of radiation today and should be able to go home Monday. We are on the "high" part of the rollercoaster today because she is actually moving around now. Before radiation she was bedridden for weeks.
So I guess the moral of the story is, Thank the Lord your loved one is not in pain, because Watching my mother go through this is torture for me.