Manna2013's Journey with Pancreatic Cancer

Spouse/Partner: Pancreatic Cancer

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: about 4 years ago, Male, Age: 73, Stage IIA

  1. 1
    • Manna2013
    • Experience with Pancreatic Cancer
    almost 4 years ago
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    1st diagnosis: pancreatic head tumor Dec 2012

    Oh No

    admitted for jundice , no nfection nor stone, it is down, block from out side the gall blader,it is pancreatic head tumor

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    • Manna2013
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    almost 4 years ago
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    whipple surgery

    Decision Point

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    • Experience with Pancreatic Cancer
    almost 4 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    from recetable upon Dx on .Dec.18 th.2012 and ERCP done that time, to unrecetable on table (whipple) on Jan.3rd. 2013, same operation changed to gastric and bile bypass. with post operative complications "gastric outlet obstruction" due to adhesion of the jujenum !!! and 2 corrective laparoscopies was done:jan 9th and jan31

    Went as Expected: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Manna2013
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    almost 4 years ago
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    starting chemo based on CT, tumer markers, clinical picture with -ve biopsy i!

    Decision Point

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    • Experience with Pancreatic Cancer
    almost 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    started on gemcitabine on 10th of April 2012 (1st dose) Tx started based on CT and disease progression, tumor marker CA9-19 but not biopsy- it came normal pancreatic tissue, his condition is worsen and no way to take another biopsy endoscopically because of the gastric obstrction and his is not fit for open biopsy(surgically) according to his oncology team

    Easy to Do: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • Manna2013
    • Experience with Pancreatic Cancer
    almost 4 years ago
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    Nausea/Vomiting

    Side Effects

    started 2nd day after about 28 hrs post chemo , pre chemo anti emetic was granisetron +dexamethsone , dischrged with tab granisetrone, it did not stay on his mouth to know it is it working or not he vomitted it :( 3rd day to the ER for fluid replacment , inj ondansetron was given then discharged with ondasetron tablet twice daily as needed, it wroked well no more vomitting thanks God. Dr. Gave dexamethasone tab plus granisetrone after each dose for one or two days. It is working very well and no vomiting any more

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    • Manna2013
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    almost 4 years ago
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    Side Effects

    Neutropenia from the 1st dose, 2nd dose postpond to nxt wk ,what is the prognosis??, it dosen't look great

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    • Manna2013
    • Experience with Pancreatic Cancer
    almost 4 years ago
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    Constipation

    Side Effects

    Due to tramadol pain killer and Relieved with lactulose regularly rather than when needed

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    • Manna2013
    • Experience with Pancreatic Cancer
    almost 4 years ago
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    Hair loss (alopecia)

    Side Effects

    Started from the 3rd dose visible on his pillow , but his facial hair (eye brows, moustache and beard) is there; we finished 5 doses now

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    • Manna2013
    • Experience with Pancreatic Cancer
    almost 4 years ago
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    • Manna2013
    • Experience with Pancreatic Cancer
    over 3 years ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

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    • Manna2013
    • Experience with Pancreatic Cancer
    over 3 years ago
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    Palliative care

    Other Care

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    • Manna2013
    • Experience with Pancreatic Cancer
    over 3 years ago
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    Oh No

    Hospital acquired infection multi drug resistance microbe, not yet settled started july 22nd, your prayers please

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  14. 14
    • Manna2013
    • Experience with Pancreatic Cancer
    over 1 year ago
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    Lost loved one

    Loss

    Sep 2013 was the day i lost my father, missing him so much, still feeling as it was yesterday,, love u &missing u Baba

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