• Shirl
    • Experience with Pancreatic Cancer
    over 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 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
    over 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
    over 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
    over 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
    over 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
    over 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...
    over 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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