Themizzes' Journey with Pancreatic Cancer

Patient: Pancreatic Cancer

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: almost 3 years ago, Female, Age: 64, Stage IIA

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    • Themizzes
    • Experience with Pancreatic Cancer
    about 2 years ago
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    Just Diagnosed

    Oh No

    Cousin had just passed away from same disease

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    • Themizzes
    • Experience with Pancreatic Cancer
    about 2 years ago
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    Pain medicine

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Huge insurance obstacles. Had to go to ER many times to relieve pain as a result of insurance company's system issues. Worked out fairly well until they eventually deemed me a drug addict and refused to treat me.

    Easy to Do: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • Themizzes
    • Experience with Pancreatic Cancer
    about 2 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    3 pills morning, 3 @ night...infusions 1x/week for 2 weeks then 1 week off. Nauseated, weak, lots of pain even with pills. Insurance company only approved 9 nausea pills /month.

    Easy to Do: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • Themizzes
    • Experience with Pancreatic Cancer
    about 2 years ago
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    Fatigue (tiredness)

    Side Effects

    Nausea, achy muscles, sharp pains in feet, internal itching all over due to very high billirubin

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    • Themizzes
    • Experience with Pancreatic Cancer
    about 2 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Whipple Procedure 6/14/18. Digestive issues post surgery. Prescribed medication to help digest food.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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