• Shirl
    • Experience with Pancreatic Cancer
    about 7 years ago
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    Oh No

    I was in total shock when the doctor told me stage 4 pancreatic cancer metastacized to the liver but I went to the chapel, gathered ...

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    • JMS
    • Experience with Pancreatic Cancer
    about 7 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    Radiation didn't impact me untilbetween weeks 3-4, then the side effects were strong: nausea, fatigue, dizziness, and a burning feel...

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    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • JMS
    • Experience with Pancreatic Cancer
    about 7 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Side effects were nausea (handled well with medication) and fatigue. Diminished white blood cells made it so I sometimes could not ...

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    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • JMS
    • Experience with Pancreatic Cancer
    about 7 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    I had a Whipple - labroscopically - at Johns Hopkins. Surgery went well, but about 10 days afterwards, 2 abscesses appeared on my l...

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Lucille
    • Experience with Pancreatic Cancer
    about 7 years ago
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    Remission

    Celebration

    As each CT scan I have had shows no indication of the disease returning, I am grateful to God for this blessing. I try not to dwell ...

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    • Lucille
    • Experience with Pancreatic Cancer
    about 7 years ago
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    Accepting this diagnosis and trusting I could survive the surgery!

    Decision Point

    Having been ill at age 29 and having heart disease for 32 years, I was very fearful that I could not survive the surgery. I had no c...

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    • FreeBird
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Pancr...
    about 7 years ago
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    Fall

    Side Effects

    He has a little difficulty with balance and strength again. It seems to be more associated with the chemotherapy, because he was do...

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    • Lucille
    • Experience with Pancreatic Cancer
    about 7 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    I had a 12 hr. whipple procedure. Having been heart cleared, I was quite worried that I would have some type of complication, but ev...

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Lucille
    • Experience with Pancreatic Cancer
    about 7 years ago
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    Other

    Loss

    I would not call this experience a loss, but a gain instead. I gained knowledge about this disease, although I had gained alot of kn...

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    • Lucille
    • Experience with Pancreatic Cancer
    about 7 years ago
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    Anemia (low red blood cell counts)

    Side Effects

    I had more side effects than the choices above. There were chills, fever, nausea, some vomiting, fatigue, no appetite, weakness.

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    • Lucille
    • Experience with Pancreatic Cancer
    about 7 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Initially, I was not operable. The tumor had wrapped around a main artery and 2 vessels. The hospital in Houston Texas said I was hi...

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    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Lucille
    • Experience with Pancreatic Cancer
    about 7 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    For the 2nd time in my 62 years, I was diagnosed incorrectly and sent home from emergency room. The 1st time was at age 29 with a he...

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