Sep 28, 2012 - 10:46 pm
I am the caregiver for my mom who has sclc, she has had one round of chemo, and a few treatments of radiation, we go back this week for second round of chemo and more radiation.Her pain has been very bad, so bad that she has been put in the hospital twice because of it.The biggest problem is the meds they give her for pain works, but it keeps her so out of it, and on more than one occasion meds meant to calm her have had the reverse effect, she goes into a state of complete mayhem, pulling her iv out getting out of bed and falling. I just feel helpless and worthless when she is in this state of mind. I have some help form family and friends until she gets in the crazy stage, no one is avaliable during this time. Its So stressful and I get down and depressed but I try to keep my chin up, but it is getting harder and harder, looking for advice and maybe some encouraging words.