Tamara's Journey with Pancreatic Cancer

Caregiver: Pancreatic Cancer

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: almost 6 years ago, Female, Age: 63

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    • Tamara
    • Experience with Pancreatic Cancer
    over 5 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    My mom was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer October 21, 2011. This was the day my life completley turned upside down. I had just gotten engaged two weeks before and thought it was the happiest time in my life. Little did I know, in two weeks my life would change forever. October 19, my mom had told me she stayed from work because her stomach hurt. When I went to bring her ginger ale for her stomach, I noticed immediatley the jaundice in her eyes and skin. I had just seen her a few days before and could not believe the rapid change. We took her to the hospital, and it was confirmed. November 2nd, she went in for her whipple procedure, which did not go well, as the tumor is wrapped around her blood vessel. She is now in her 3rd week of a combo of chemo and radiation. I am not optimistic and feel myself drowning. I am an only child and do not speak with my dad and am going absolutley crazy. All I want to do is cry, drink, and sleep.

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    • Tamara
    • Experience with Pancreatic Cancer
    over 5 years ago
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    Depression/Anxiety

    Side Effects

    My mom has been very depressed lately, which in turn, makes me very depressed. I feel like she has accepted her fate and that is a hard pill to swallow. I don't know how we are going to get through this.

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