cjay's Journey with Pancreatic Cancer

Patient: Pancreatic Cancer

Patient Info: Newly diagnosed (has not begun treatment), Diagnosed: almost 4 years ago, Female, Age: 69

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    • cjay
    • Experience with Pancreatic Cancer
    over 3 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Just had first chemo so still figuring out what's the chemo and what's the really packed week last week that has me so tired. But chemo itself was easy

    Easy to Do: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • cjay
    • Experience with Pancreatic Cancer
    over 3 years ago
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    Stent put in for bike duct

    Procedure or Surgery

    The stent wasn't that bad, but keeping my head that hard to the left caused horrible muscle spasms in my neck. Thank goodness for my acupuncturist who switched from using needs to sacral cranial and other body work so I could turn my head with out crying

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • cjay
    • Experience with Pancreatic Cancer
    over 3 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Second session. I can't say I'm enjoying the experience, but not as bad as I'd worried about. The first few days I'm really tired, but after the first 5 days, my energy comes back, and those are pretty good days.

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • cjay
    • Experience with Pancreatic Cancer
    over 3 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    The chemo got worse each time for side effects. I was barely able to gelt out of a chair

    Easy to Do: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • cjay
    • Experience with Pancreatic Cancer
    over 3 years ago
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    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    My doctor reduced the dosage and what a difference. I still get tired, but not that paralyzing exhaustion, so anyone reading this, definitely talk to you doctor!

    Easy to Do: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • cjay
    • Experience with Pancreatic Cancer
    over 3 years ago
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    Milestones

    Had my first cat scan since treatment began, and still not operable, but it's definitely shrinking and less dense. I need to learn patience.

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