Women who don't have BRCA mutations could have other high-risk genes that affect treatment choices
by luvbug143 on Sat Jan 12, 2013 01:44 AM
my mom was diagnosed with early stage 3 Pancreatic Cancer on Dec 18th 2012 and has the whipple surgery on Dec 28th 2012 and performed by Dr. Wagman at St. Joesphs in Orange, ca. The hospital stay was ok, except for the nausea. She was released 9 days later. The night we got home she feel very nauseous and vomited all night. We blame it on the " Ensure drink" and TOO MUCh of it. It's filled with sugar etc which is the last thing you should be having after a whipple surgery. They quickly changed her to "Osmolite' which isnt good for you, but not as high in sugar etc. She has been going up hill since changing from Ensure to Osmolite. We also changd the dosage from 90 an hour to 50 hour. She has no nausea and no pain ( She's on no pain meds either) She is tired but overall is in great shape. She is doing laps around the house! She was cleared yesterday to drink clear liquids by mouth yesterday and she's very happy about that. We are going the all natural way!! We have a friend who has cured her colon cancer/ Liver cancer by juicing all RAW and ORANGIC veggies and taking natural vitamins and sticking to a Protocol. So that's the route we are going. Mom has fresh juiced apple juice and aloe vera today. She's a happy camper! In a few weeks when she's healed she'll be doing a little chemo and radiation for prevenative measures. We also bought her a INFRARED DRY SAUNA from Costco and that is suppose to shrink tumors and detox your whole body to the bone. We also bought " Black Seed coldpressed Oil" from Amazon.com and that's a pancreatic cancer fighter!!
by Whippleschmiple on Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:23 AM
She could consider reading Anti-Cancer diet by Dr. Serban Schreiber or some of Dr. Fuhrman's anti cancer suggestions, specific foods touted as anticancer. I switched after whipple to agave syrup and stevia/erythritol (looking to limit dextrose in latter) and went low fat foods, very minimal animal protein unless natural. Even american cancer society event said more plant based. I eat fish/shrimp/scallops, minimal poultry. After whipple, goal is frequent small meals, stabilizing weight, soon after can alter diet more. I initially had more protein like greek yogurt then organic or non-dairy yogurts (latter more likely). Attitude helps too. Good luck. She hopefully does radiation and chemo too if didn't do them prior. I did whipple and chemo-radiation then chemo and dietary/supplement/exercise for early stage (1B) related ampullary and am clean at 2 1/2 yrs but my view is whipple is not likely to be enough though health of patient considered, and exception might be some stage 1 patients. Should ideally have 2nd top opinion.
by luvbug143 on Mon Jan 14, 2013 09:02 PM
THANK YOU SO MUCH!
I just bought the book off Amazon.com and cant wait to read it.
My mom is very healthy 56 year old lady, the whipple was her very first surgery ever. She has a great supportive group off family and friends and we've told her to keep off the internet - we're staying very positive. She has the Whipple first and then once healed will have "targeted chemo / radiation". The dr said she wont even lose her hair with this treatment. Today is having greek yogurt and is very excited. She has great appetite and is craving lots of different foods, but she knows things have changed and she can only have orangic, raw and no sugar foods. I know this is a very scary disease and I truly hope that she beats this like you!
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