Haleystitan Posted August 13, 2008 Share Posted August 13, 2008 Mom's been doing better than a week ago but we're experiencing some new things, or at least she's discussing new things with me. She keeps saying her bones hurt, at first this sounded strange to me and I thought she may have been semi dilusional, I researched it and it seems this is all very common. The only thing I didn't seem to find were any suggestions on how to make the bones feel less in pain? Any suggestions? Also, she's stopped smoking, thank god, but she's also been told she should cut back on soda. She used to smoke 1-2 packs of cigarettes a day and drank 2-4 pepsi's a day plus 2-4 cups of coffee. Today was her first day on the second step down of nicotine patches, it was also her first day with only half a pepsi, she has a horrible headache. We've tried tylenol which is what her doctor recommended, but she's still in so much pain. I've tried giving her an ice pack, a heat pack, she won't relax in the bath, I'm just not sure what else to do? I've made her some tea which I figure has caffeine, any one else have any issues like this, is it just the radiation and cancer or should we be allowing her to drink more caffeine? I get the feeling she's being asked to do soooo much right now, most people couldn't endure stopping smoking and drinking soda at one time much less adding radiation and cancer to the mix. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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