• FreeBird
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Pancr...
    almost 9 years ago
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    Stop treatment.

    Decision Point

    Today is November 1, 2012-- the beginning of what they (whoever they are) are calling Pancreatic Cancer Awareness month. Dad ha...

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  1. almost 9 years ago
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    Other

    Other Care

    Acupuncture

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  2. almost 9 years ago
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    Cancer is shrinking

    Celebration

    I am in partial remission and hoping for more.

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  3. almost 9 years ago
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    Weight loss

    Side Effects

    I have a non functioning gall bladder so I have cut back on fats and it's hard to gain weight or stay stable without fats in your di...

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  4. almost 9 years ago
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    Nausea/Vomiting

    Side Effects

    Nausea only. Not fun.

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  5. almost 9 years ago
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    Hair loss (alopecia)

    Side Effects

    I still don't need a wig and probably never will. But I have very thin hair.

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  6. almost 9 years ago
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    Chemo brain

    Side Effects

    Thanks to my husband when I forget he remembers!

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  7. almost 9 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I am currently in a clinical trial of folfurinox with LDE225. While the treatment has been relatively successful (I am in partial r...

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    Easy to Do: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • FreeBird
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Pancr...
    almost 9 years ago
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    Fork in the road- end of October 2012

    Decision Point

    There are currently no known cures for pancreatic cancer, and very few treatment options available for stage 4. After failure of G...

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  8. almost 9 years ago
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    Body part/function

    Loss

    Mama is, for the most part, bedridden. Catheter has been put in place. Too many falls and too much of a fall risk to continue lettin...

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  9. almost 9 years ago
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    Hospice

    Other Care

    We brought Hospice on board a couple weeks ago and it was the best decision ever made. It has been such a relief. And the nurses and...

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  10. almost 9 years ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    Cancer has metastasized to the bones. Having alot of pain that even morphine isn't helping relieve. Switched over to liquid oxy (oxy...

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