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Melissa78's Recent CancerCompass Activity

  • Melissa78 has replied to a post on the message board

     there, I havent been able to update lately . But I lost my husband last year April 2014 .. he battled pancreatic cancer for 18 months.. 

    June 26 at 6:00 AM view post
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      I used this website quite frequently when my husband was sick. I was his only caregiver for the 18 months that he had fought this battle. He's no longer with us, but I will continue help fight this battle along with every single one of you who is living with this. He went from the Folfirinox drug to just gemcitabine because he became immuned to f5 I'm here if anyone needs to talk.. I'm no expert but I've seen what ...

      November 10 at 2:07 PM view discussion
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        I'm so sorry to hear that Debbie. :( I wish i had words to comfort you. Just keep fighting the fight. My husband fought it for 18 months right to the end. It's a horrible disease and my thoughts and prayers are with you and your hubby.

        May 15, 2014 view post
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          After a long courageous battle. I lost my husband on April 21, 2014. I keep telling myself he is in a better place and that one day it will get better. I just want to send a message to all caregivers and cancer warriors that I am praying for every single one of you. He may not have survived this ugly disease but a lot will. Keep the fight going!

          May 03, 2014 view discussion
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            I am trying my best to stay positive and leaving nothing unsaid. My husband has recently started eating again, He went from eating nothing nor drinking until it ended him up in the hospital, twice in one month. One for pain control and the other for dehydration. We see his Dr on Monday, so we will ask about the swelling. His legs arent too bad today but when they do, they're so puffy and when he eats, his belly is so...

            March 06, 2014 view post
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              I feel so utterly lost and overwhelmed. I am 36 with 4 kids and my husband was diagnosed with stage 4 in Oct 2012. Folfirinox stopped working and now only on the gemcitabine chemo since f5u stopped working. His cancer had spread and hes pretty close to the end stages. He's starting to swell. Has anyone ever experienced anything like this? His tummy is so bloated and legs are twice its size. I have no idea what to exp...

              March 05, 2014 view discussion
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                Gosh, Do I ever know what you are going through. I am terribly sorry. My husband has stage 4 PC and WAS on the Folfirinox chemo up here in Canada. Anyway, it was working for about 16 rounds until another tumour had started growing and then after realizing that the cancer is spreading and he became immuned to the chemo, they started him on Gemcitabine and abraxane, hoping it's gonna give him a little more time. Well s...

                March 05, 2014 view post
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                  I'm extremely sorry for your loss and my heart is with you and your family during this time. <3

                  January 20, 2014 view post
                  • Melissa78 has created a new message board discussion

                    My husband and I are going through the worst time in our short life together. Only months of us dating after being reunited 20 years later. He was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. The stupid f******* tumour is wrapped around the hepatic artery and nothing was able to get surgically cut out. So he's been doing chemotherapy (folfirinox) and he just did his 19th round yesterday. It had contained it up until Oct...

                    January 17, 2014 view discussion
                    • Melissa78 has replied to a post on the message board

                      Thank you for sharing your story. I'm sorry for your loss. My fiancé has stage 4 pancreatic cancer and so far it's changed our lives. Back in Oct 2012 he was diagnosed and was given 3 to 6 months without treatment. Since then he's been on chemotherapy and it has been working until recently. He's on the folfirinox treatment. It stabilized his tumour at the head of the pancreas, they tried removing the tumour but it at...

                      January 12, 2014 view post
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                      About Melissa78

                      Caregiver, Patient, Researcher
                      Pancreatic Cancer
                      Cancer Nutrition, Cancer Treatments, Chemotherapy, Diet, Emotional Support, Side Effects

                      Partner recently diagnosed Oct 2012 with Pancreatic Cancer,Inoperable. On his 2nd round of Folfirinox. Anyone out there that can help us and give us any advice or support that would be great. :)

                      My Michael will be missed. Sept 28, 1976 - April 21, 2014

                      Thoughts and Prayers go out to all who are fighting this horrible monster.

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