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    Hi Carool,
    So good to hear from you. I have been busy battling my new cancer, and the fact I got a new computer. Hope you're doing well. My best to you...Russ

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      Russ, thank you. I remember your new cancer and hope you are feeling comfortable while engaged in fighting it. And don’t fight your computer (it’ll win)! Let it think it’s in control (as it’s letting you think you’re in control). Best, Carool

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    Hi, Russ. I haven’t seen a post from you for awhile. Now I read what you wrote here and am glad you’re doing well. Just saying hi! Best, Carool

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    Helllo cjr, welcome to WhatNext a great website where you can find others who are on the same cancer journey as your husband. I am one of those people. I am stage IV pancreatic can't survivor of 19 years. I believe a lot has to do with the type of treatments your husband has gone thru or still has. I don't believe they use the same treatment as I had 19 yrs ago. I had a port implanted in my cheats that was hooked to a chemo cartridge on my waist. It was feeding 5fu into my system 24 hours a day for 5 weeks non-stop. I also had 5 days of radiation during the same 5 weeks. They told me they were going to treat me aggressively, and boy did they ever. I would crawl on my hands and knees until I could get up enough strength to stand to go get my next radiation. I can only be honest with you...my digestive system was not the same for many years, bowel movements and other wise. I vomited every day. When I was done they told me they wanted to do another round of chemo. I said "no way!" They told me to go home and they would check in with me in a couple of weeks. Well I agreed, but the second go around was not nearly as hard as the first round&. Looking back on it thru all the suffering for many years was a worth it. However...there is a "but" in there. This march I was diagnosed with stomach cancer. It was caught very early and they removed part of my stomach that had the cancer. They are confident that they got I all. My best to you and your husband, and if you have any questions of me let me know. There are also many caregivers on WhatNext such as yourself. By the way the only thing I could eat was a bran muffin...Russ

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