• New here/newly diagnosed...

    Asked by twinTluv on Saturday, December 7, 2013

    New here/newly diagnosed...

    Hello all. I was diagnosed this past Halloween with Stage 4 stomach cancer. I was very sick for over a year with stomach pain and vomitting and went undiagnosed....I am getting aggressive chemo both pill chemo twice daily and IV chemo every other week. I am soooo tired.....constantly nauseated and in immense constant pain. The tumor has taken up my entire stomach so they put in a stint to try and allow me some better quality of life and to eat food. They are hoping the chemo will shrink the tumor so it can be removed....but they aren't really giving me much of a chance medically. Currently they are only saying 6 to 12 months life expectancy or me..this is scary but my faith in the God has brought me serenity. I am a fighter and I know anything is possible. I am just wanting/hoping to hear from others...survivors...anyone...just really looking to just ...i dont know....just want to reach out to a community that understands...... thank you in advance.

    21 Answers from the Community

    21 answers
    • Pooh64's Avatar

      Are you a twin? Me too.

      almost 8 years ago
    • DrPeter's Avatar


      I was just wondering if there are any updates on how you are getting on? Hope you are ok?

      about 7 years ago
    • Russ' Avatar

      Hello Twin, I can already see that you are a fighter, and that is more than half the battle. People ask me how did I beat pancreatic cancer, (stage iv)? I say it is my persistence and determination. It is all the cards, letters, emails, and phone calls from all my family and friends...and from people I didn't even know some of them. Then I said..."I would be a fool not to believe there was some Devine intervention on God's part." I tell those who I am supporting to fight with a passion everything this disease tries to do to you. I am a 17 year survivor of pancreatic cancer on this past November 3rd. I saved all those cards, letters and emails, and pull them out every year on November 3rd. It is so refreshing to read all of them every year. Just keep on the track that you are on, and never give up hope. Hope is the last candle fluttering in the darkness while all of the others have gone out. The light at the end of the tunnel is the candle of hope. We here at WhatNext will help you to keep that candle of hope lit. My best to all of you on WhatNext! Russ

      over 3 years ago

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