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  • happy2balive has replied to a post on the message board

    I had the whipple at age 50 going on 3 years ago. It was a tough surgery and very important that you are at a hospital that does alot of these surgeries. I was there for 6 days and released with staples out and no tubes. Had the NG tube overnight after surgery which was not fun. The process of recovery is slow. Weakness and tiredness and little appetite is common after surgery. It is important to be physically and...

    March 21 at 4:41 PM view post
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      Hi, I am sorry to hear about your mom. I hope she is doing better with the pain. I had my whipple going on 3 years this April. In the last week, I have been having some intermittent pain on the right back side ride on the rib cage area. I asked another nurse at work and she said it could be the pancreas or the liver. I tried the icy hot patches over the weekend and they seemed to help but the pain is there this mor...

      March 19 at 1:47 PM view post
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        Me with a new oncologist at Sloan for the first time. Ca19-9 (9) and blood work good. After she examined me and asked questions about my health, she said I do not need a scan or blood work again unitl August. My last scan was last July and it will be 3 years since my whipple surgery for adenocarcinoma stage 2. I had clean noded and margins and did 6 months of adjuvant therapy afterwards. Want to know what the feeli...

        February 27 at 4:42 PM view discussion
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          Sorry to hear your latest setback. You are so strong and I know you will fight this. Remember to live each day as best as you can and tell your loved ones how much they mean to you. Don't let this beast win....kick some butt. You have all of us fighting this thing along side you. God Bless

          February 13 at 12:21 PM view post
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            Karen, Have a wonderful trip visiting your family. Stay positive and keep your fighting spirit. Prayers help,  so continue to do that also. Make sure you spend quality time with your family and tell each and every one of them how much you love them. God has you in his hands. I will keep you in my prayers and hope to hear about your trip when you return.

            February 05 at 7:17 PM view post
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              Dave, Congratulations on your 3 year anniversary. So happy to hear. You are right since my whipple I have a totally different appreciation for life. Have a wonderful holiday!

              December 10 at 1:37 AM view post
              • happy2balive has replied to a post on the message board

                So, so happy to hear of your good news! Yes,  we have to give thanks to God, our family and great team of doctors. I will be coming up on 3 years in April. I am here to see the marriage of my daughter and the birth of my first grandchild in Decebmer. What type of PC did you have? God Bless you and may you have continued good health!

                October 24 at 3:37 PM view post
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                  So happy for you. God Bless and celebrate,

                  September 08 at 2:02 AM view post
                  • happy2balive has replied to a post on the message board

                    Hi did not call doctor. Pain seems to come and go. I am having bloodwork again next month to check markers

                    August 29 at 2:17 AM view post
                    • happy2balive has created a new message board discussion

                      I am 28 months post whipple and had ct scan july 25 results were good. I have been getting intermittent sharp pains on my left side under rib cage area. At first I thought it was my left breast, but now I feel it in that area. Being this is something new that I am experiencing I am wondering what it could be and if i should call my doctor? Can it be a recurrence?

                      August 20 at 1:26 AM view discussion
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                      About happy2balive

                      Nurse, Survivor
                      Pancreatic Cancer
                      Acupuncture, Alternative Treatments, Cancer Nutrition, Cancer Prevention

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