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    Danarenee27 asked a questionPancreatic Cancer

    Hi, I'm Dana from NJ. I'm just looking to talk to someone who can relate to what I'm feeling and help me process everything.

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    • FreeBird's Avatar

      This is one of the better information resources on treatment for pancreatic cancer http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/pancreatic

      The Lustgarten Foundation in New York has some helpful information on their website http://www.lustgarten.org/informationandsupportservices

      over 8 years ago
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      One resource you may try for one one one support is Immerman Angels. They provide support for cancer patients and caregivers. Support can be on the phone, email, in-person, or however you want it. I don't have their number but you can google it.

      I am so sorry for your father's diagnosis. My husband is a pancreatic cancer survivor of 16 months. It's a difficult road.

      over 8 years ago
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      My mother was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer in November, She lives in Nebraska and I live in Missouri. I understand exactly what you are going through. I will explain what I do, and hopefully it will help you some.
      I'm a teacher, so I have completely engulfed myself with things to fill my time. I come up with lessons that take hours to make up so I don't have free time. I have also talked openly to my mom about being away. She made it clear that she did not want me to give up what I worked so hard to achieve, but I also made her promise that she would tell me if she needs me, no job will keep me here if she calls on me.
      I have also started to focus on my health, which is super important when very stressed. I cook all my meals (takes time to go to store, get food, prepare it, and cook it), I go to the gym for an hour every day, no matter what, and I do something relaxing at least once a week. Here is KC we have had huge snow storms, and I have been off work. it has been super difficult because I have so much down time, and I would much rather be there with her.
      Talking about your feelings - even when its hard, or even when you feel like no one else wants it to be brought up is very important. I started talking to my friends more, I took them to dinner and said that I need there help, (this was hard), I also started attending church again - the support they give me is amazing.
      You must take care of yourself and be honest about your feelings and not afraid to talk to your dad about how you are feeling being away.
      my mom has made rules with all of us... "All questions need to be asked immediately, even if its 3am" "If you feel you need to be here I will not tell you no, and if I need you here I will tell you" "You must carry on with life, because I will beat this"

      over 8 years ago
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