• Plynn52
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Pancre...
    over 8 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    During 25 treatments of radiation, I had continuous chemo of 5- FU via portacath (24/7) During that time, fatigued, not allow to sho...

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    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Plynn52
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Pancre...
    over 8 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Whipple Proceedure Hospitalized for 18 days. Was discharged with feeding tube...I was unable to tolerate normal diet for while

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • Plynn52
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Pancre...
    over 8 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    At the time of diagnosis, I was a 48 year old mom of 3 teens....healthy, non-smoker, non- drinker, active, normal weight and no fami...

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    • Shirl
    • Experience with Pancreatic Cancer
    over 8 years ago
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    Hospice

    Other Care

    Hospice was useless. The last meeting with the oncologist was Friday; they came Saturday; the woman said you can reach me 24/7. Sh...

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    • Shirl
    • Experience with Pancreatic Cancer
    over 8 years ago
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    the oncologist said no more chemo

    Decision Point

    That was a sad day: the first time I saw his tears. We sat on the bed holding onto each other and realizing that we had very iittle...

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    • Shirl
    • Experience with Pancreatic Cancer
    over 8 years ago
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    Birthday

    Celebration

    We celebrated his last birthday at a restaurant with a mob of family and friends; he was amazing; I kept smiling though my heart wa...

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    • Shirl
    • Experience with Pancreatic Cancer
    over 8 years ago
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    Fatigue (tiredness)

    Side Effects

    He felt fatigue after the first session, but after that he was fine. Until the end of the line when he wanted to continue and the o...

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    • Shirl
    • Experience with Pancreatic Cancer
    over 8 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    He had chermo and no one offered a port so he was stuck but he handled it well. I went with him to each session, after which he got ...

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    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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    • Shirl
    • Experience with Pancreatic Cancer
    over 8 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
    over 8 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
    over 8 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
    over 8 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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