Danavb's Journey with Pancreatic Cancer

Patient: Pancreatic Cancer

Patient Info: Newly diagnosed (has not begun treatment), Diagnosed: almost 4 years ago, Male, Age: 58, Stage I

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    • Danavb
    • Experience with Pancreatic Cancer
    almost 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    This person has yet to add any details about this experience.

    Easy to Do: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • Danavb
    • Experience with Pancreatic Cancer
    over 3 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I have found out so far that I feel better for 2 days after chemo treatment then feel bad for the next couple days and even out till the next weeks treatment. I have been having night sweats at times with having to wash the bedding from sweating so much. I have to push myself to eat and drink since this all came about at diagnosis time which also is the time I first went to the emergency room with severe pain. I have lost my taste buds that makes it even harder to find what I like or don't like to eat which is probably why I find it hard to eat, sometimes it's just my stomach doesn't feel like having anything in it. Ice cream does seem to smooth out the small stomach feelings though.

    Easy to Do: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Danavb
    • Experience with Pancreatic Cancer
    over 3 years ago
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    Weight loss

    Side Effects

    I seem to be loosing 5lbs. a week I started at 345lbs and now I am at 250lbs. Food is a constant battle for me as I am not hungry and I have to force myself to eat every bite, although I have no problem drinking at this stage. At this point if something smells good that is what I am going to try and eat as much as I can of it. One heck of as way to cut down on food bill..........lol.......I am having to go buy smaller pants & belts now as the ones I have are falling off all the time and I have used up my suspenders.

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    • Danavb
    • Experience with Pancreatic Cancer
    over 3 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    On my 2nd week of radiation treatment with 6 days on & one day off. Having a lot of nausea and switching meds to try and get control of it at this time. I seem to do better if I stay laying down and move very slowly when I do get up and walk around. I am just taking it one day at a time trying to get through the day. I find it hard to eat or drink as I am afraid of how my insides will handle it. Even though I have a supportive family I still have a lot of emotions I am going through that changes from one minute to the next. Dying doesn't seem to bother me as much as what the people who I love are going though and how it impacts their lives. I keep hearing everyone having operations first then chemo and radiation as I am having the reverse done and makes me wonder if the doctors are telling me everything. The doctors won't even tell me what stage I am at, they are very coy about it and seem to point me to thinking I am at a level below stage 1 but I am starting to have my doubts the more I read about others with different stages of pancreatic cancer if I am getting the whole story.

    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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