backache

Mom had a backache a couple of days ago and then again yesterday.  The night before last, she woke up at 6:00am with a backache.  Floyd gave her a Tylenol, and she slept a bit longer, but it took a half hour to do anything.  The day before, she had a backache in the afternoon.  I asked if it had anything to do with her fall in the tub.  She said no because she could pinpoint where it would be sore if that were true, but her whole back was sore this time.  I suggested to Floyd that it wasn’t because of cancer – it was simply old age.  Many things, from cramping in her foot to backaches, are hard to blame on cancer.  Other things, like not being able to bend down to take her shoes off, which has been the case since she had her lung cavities drained, are directly or indirectly from cancer.