Sunday, September 11, 2011

Muscle Spasms

It's nearly 2 a.m. and Tanner is soaking in a hot bath.

I came home tonight after being out for a few hours and he had one of those heating packs stuck to his back and he told me that his back is having muscle spasms.

For brief periods of time, I can put aside worries... but they always come back.

My teenage son has cancer and he will ALWAYS, for the rest of his life, have to deal with all that that entails.

A year ago he became addicted to his pain medications so they prescribe for him very little to deal with the pain... But then, what do you do when he hurts?  He's not supposed to take Ibuprofen - and Tylenol is nothing... 

So tonight, he's using heating pads and taking hot baths - and his mom isn't sleeping.


  1. Angie: So sorry that Tanner is having to experience this. I cannot imagine dealing with the pain with only Tylenol. I remember those days before we got Bob's pain under control.

    Can he do the Fentanyl patches? And, has he tried the Lidoderm patch?


  2. Sarah, thank you so much for the patch information! I knew there had to be something they could do for him instead of just giving him hydrocodone.

    I'll look into these patches and speak with his doctor next week at his appointment.