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    walshmeister asked a questionPancreatic Cancer

    Just curious about anyone you might know that has lived a long life after diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer

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      Deacon2011

      I had lunch yesterday with a friend who has just paseed 11 years surviving pancreatic cancer. The numbers aren't great but if you can get to,surgery, with good chemo,before and after the survival,rates go,up to 30-40%. Not great but so much better than in the past.

      about 1 month ago
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      Walshmeister...if you look on your wall there is an email/posting from myself when I was a 14+year pancreatic cancer survivor. I just recently passed my 16th year on November 3, 2016. Everything I wrote to you then still holds true today. There really is light at the end of the tunnel...it is the candle of hope. As long as you can keep that candle lit, with the help of those on WhatNext, you will have beaten this horrible disease. Don't look on the dark side, and continue to think that you are on borrowed time. Think on the positive side, and continue to think that you are going to beat this disease. I noticed that you have been with us here at WhatNext since January 2013. To me it looks as though you are coming up on January 2017 real soon. If my math is correct that is 4 years. You have already beaten the odds of survival for pancreatic cancer. Keep the faith my friend...my best to you. Russ

      about 1 month ago
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      Whitey61

      Friends wife has to be at least 8 yrs now?

      about 1 month ago
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    walshmeister asked a questionPancreatic Cancer

    What motivates you?

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      Littlebit

      Even though I have stage IV pancreatic cancer, I am caregiver for my 84-year-old Daddy since September of this year. That motivates me to take care of myself so that I will be able to continue to help him. He has congestive heart failure, stage III kidney disease and multiple pulmonary embolisms along with a couple other odd and end health issues. He has fallen four times since I moved in with him and needed stitches one time and also broke his nose that time. He is so wobbly. I walk my dog so that I get exercise and am able to help Daddy when he is getting around. I drive for him because he had to stop driving. I cook for him and make sure we both eat healthy, most of the time anyway. I run the house and make sure things go smooth around here. I let him tell me what he wants done so that he doesn't feel like he has lost control of his life. I know that feeling myself.

      I am so thankful that I am physically able to help my Daddy. The odds are that I would be too sick to do it but the odds were wrong. I have not lost any weight, my appetite is great, I have just a little pain mostly in my leg joints because of the cold weather and chemo combination. Other than not having hair, you would not know I was sick at all. It is a blessing and I am thankful for it every day.

      2 months ago
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      I read the book "A silver Lining" by Hollye Jacobs. It's the details of her fight of breast cancer. She was a nurse, only 39, and a young mom, and it's her story on how she got through breast cancer, surgeries, chemo, and all. Inspirational.

      2 months ago
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      LiveWithCancer

      My dogs motivate me. And, my friends. I don't read much any more. My faith and family also motivate me.

      2 months ago
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