Good luck with your surgery, Clucido.
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Clucido posted an update
Well one more day until surgery...
This has been the longest 2weeks in my life..
I have managed to gain a few lbs, so hopefully it helps. I feel rested and mentally ready to do this.
It's really taking a toll on my family, and I'm sure the next few weeks will even be tougher. At least Iwill be working toward feeling better.
Thanks to every one that has helped me, prayed for me , or read my post and sent me positive thoughts...
I will be updating soon, with good news!!
Clucido started followingalmost 4 years ago
Clucido wrote on JMS's wall
Thank you for your response . I didn't know how to post the questions you asked me. I'm having surgery May 8 . I have a tumor on the head of my pancreas. He plans on going in liproscopic to look around if he doesn't see any other cancer he will go ahead and cut me open and try to remove tumor only, if that isn't able he will do whipple.
I have a lot of back pain,and burning under my ribs. I'm ready to get this behind me. I'm just a little scared.
Well today is 6 days until surgery.... I'm glad I've had some time to prepare, but yet wish I was 6 days post surgery . I was scheduled for last sat. For surgery and had to be moved due to an emergency. This week my dr. Is out on vacation. So I guess it's a blessing!
I'm trying to pack my hospital bag, but unsure of anything to bring!
I've cleaned my house, and today I'm making soup to freeze for after..
I still find I have moments when I just tear up! Driving in the car singing to Tim McGraw , live like you wear dying was on, and like always in a fog until it hit me what I was saying! With tears in my eyes I changed to channel....it's amazing how different life is . Every morning I get up, the sun is shining a little brighter and birds singing a little louder... Nature is blooming over night! It's good to stop and just take it all in!
Hope every one has a wonderful day, full of beautiful things!!!
That's the attitude, Clucido! You won't need much for the hospital. They'll provide the gown. I think I just brought a toothbrush (that I didn't need until about day 4 because I was only on IV fluids) and clothes to go home in (be sure to bring something that isn't tight-fitting in the waist/ab area). Tearing up is probably pretty commonplace with cancer patients. I've managed to maintain a fairly positive attitude throughout, but there are moments when I suddenly find tears in my eyes. I just acknowledge the moment and try to move on to more positive thoughts. Stay strong - I think this is perhaps the best weapon we have in our cancer-fighting arsenal. We're here to cheer you on your way - before and after the surgery. JMS
Clucido wrote on hanginin99's wall
I'm scheduled for surgery May 8. I was also told I have a net tumor. It's on the head of my pancreas also. I was told I also may have to have a whipple, which sounds like that's what you had. They will not know until they try to remove it.
I would love to hear about your surgery, your journey and how you are today..