Apr 20, 2012 - 8:57 am
My mom was diagnosed with RCC stage IV at the end of Feb. Then, about 4 weeks ago she had her kidney removed. Just before her kidney surgery her left leg was hurting and it continued to worsen. Last week we took her to her orthopedic surgeon, who had put a pin in her femur in 2008 after a fall. He found that the RCC was in the femur bone, around the middle portion of the post. My mother's spirit went down hill within hours and she was now using a walker to keep weight off that leg. Last Thursday I moved her in with me, as she was not eating and it was too hard for her to take care of herself. Then within 24 hours her back was hurting really bad. We saw her cancer doctor on Monday and he recommonded radiation treatment to be done in conjunction with the first med they are going to put her on, as soon as it arrives. So on Tuesday we saw the radiology dr and he is going to treat the leg and two areas in her spine, previous thought to be compression fractures from osteoporosis; but he believes they too are from the RCC. The treatments start next week. My mom at this point is hurting constently and talking about it not being worth it and it being too hard. She is taking pain meds, so she is also a little loopy. I am doing ok with the comments and just keep getting her to eat and telling her it is going to get better. I need to know if anyone has had radiation treatment to stop the pain from the RCC in the bones - DOES IT STOP THE PAIN???