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  • Melissa78 has replied to a post on the message board

    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 at 2:31 AM 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 at 7:12 AM 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 at 7:05 AM 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 at 2:50 AM view post
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            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 at 5:01 AM view discussion
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              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 at 6:34 AM view post
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                Hi Tom, Sorry to hear about you going through this. My fiance was diagnosed with stage 4 inoperable PC last October. He's 38 and experienced everything you went through. It's tough and I've sat with him through his sessions and care for him. So far we don't know whats going on with his, Just that its still localized and shrunk. He had lots and still vomitting. The Dr gave him Emend and it worked wonders. 

                November 25 at 4:17 AM view post
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                  Hi Jeff,  Thanks for sharing your story. That's JUST AMAZING! I loved reading both of yours success with this treatment. It makes up hopeful even more after reading it. :) Definitely will keep you posted. <3 

                  May 02 at 11:13 PM view post
                  • Melissa78 has created a new message board discussion

                    Well I haven't really updated much since joining this forum but I come on here often reading other peoples stories. My Fiance started on Folfirinox in November and his markers were at 877, so He just finished his 7th treatment on Monday and has one more to go before his CT Scan results. His markers are now at 69. We only found out today when he was got his pump disconnected. It's been a rough road with everything but...

                    May 02 at 2:09 AM view discussion
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                      My Heart goes out to you <3 

                      March 31, 2013 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. :)

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