mamabear1's Journey with Pancreatic Cancer

Spouse/Partner: Pancreatic Cancer

Patient Info: Newly diagnosed (has not begun treatment), Diagnosed: over 4 years ago, Male, Age: 59, Stage IV

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    • mamabear1
    • Experience with Pancreatic Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    Husband went to Dr with abdominal pain. Thought it was gallstones. Found spot on lung. Started doing one test after the other... Each with worse news. Diagnosed on 8/31 with Stage IV pancreatic cancer. Spread to liver, lungs and lymph nodes. Married 34 years, 2 children and 9 grandchildren... This was not part of our plans... Just getting to stage of our life where things were "starting" to settle. Thought we had a lot to look forward to...Real hard to swallow...

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    • mamabear1
    • Experience with Pancreatic Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Implant chemotherapy port

    Procedure or Surgery

    9/5 medi port put in. All went well.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • mamabear1
    • Experience with Pancreatic Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Chemo

    Procedure or Surgery

    1st chemo. Went better than expected... really wasn't sure what to expect. (Oxylaplatin & CPT11). Came home w/5FU pump for 2 days.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • mamabear1
    • Experience with Pancreatic Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Nausea/Vomiting

    Side Effects

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

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