Feb 14, 2011 - 11:37 pm
hello, everyone i just want to start by saying God Bless all of you. here's my story: my mother was diagnosed with small cell lung cancer in mid Sept. 2010. she went to the hospital complaining of severe back pain. she was then told by the Dr's that it was sciatica not to worry go home and it'll be fine in a few days (ho hum). two days later the pain was still very intense, i told er to go back to the hospital. she was then told the same thing all over again. we however demanded a x-ray. low and behold they found a spot on it and she was told she had to stay to take a biopsy. as the days passed in the hospital were received the grim news that it was indeed lung cancer (small cell) they began treating her immediately. she was told from the very beginning that she was dying that she wouldnt live much longer. i was heartbroken and dumbfounded alike why would a hospital be so blunt without sitting the family down and explaining everything to us. almost everything i learned about cancer i did my own research. this hospital sucks. i feel they treat theyre patients as statistics and not as humans thats my most of their patients dont live long. Long story short my mother's cancer was staged as limited eventhough she had a tumor in lung and in her neck. she was treated with chemo and radiation. we were told after the 1st round that she's doing marvelous and is exceding the expectations. no tumors were found after the pet scan. she was slated to get brain radiation in march. but needed 1 more round of chemo 1st. we had a severe snow storm here in the northeast which delayed the chemo. then all of a sudden my mom started having severe pains in her leg close to the hip. we told the oncologist and they did a x-ray couldn't find anything, so the following day they did an MRI and it was detected that her cancer is no longer in her lung and neck but has appeared in the hip bone in between the joint. i'm heartbroken im im looking for some advice, well wishes and alot of prayers and alternatives. due to her insurance policy it has been very difficult to go to another facility. i honestly feel this hospital is slowly killing my mother more than the cancer. im a concerned and loving son, my mother is 52 years old and is too young for me to lose her.. p.s she was indeed a smoker. thank you for reading my long drawn out story. please pray for us, thank you all.