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  • judithkay41 has replied to a post on the message board

    Hang in there, Lynn. It does get better. But I agree with you:  I might have been reluctant to have the surgery had I known all that it entailed.  I am over 3 years out: still have side effects from the surgery, the chemo and the radiation.  Like you, can't eat much at one time, my thyroid doesn't work, so am taking large doses of thyroid meds, and the dosages keep increasing.  I deal with nausea...

    May 27 at 10:24 PM view post
    • judithkay41 has replied to a post on the message board

      Thanks. I am truly blessed.

      May 20 at 1:14 AM view post
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        I live in WY.  I had the Whipple done at University of CO Hospital, Anschutz Pavilion:  my surgeon was Dr. Martin McCarder;  my oncologist was Dr. Colin Weekes.  Dr. McCarder studied at Sloan Kettering and Dr. Weekes at Johns Hopkins.  I am over 3 years out and still cancer free. 

        May 17 at 11:45 PM view post
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           I am almost three years out from the Whipple and still have diarrhea bouts fairly often.  Don't digest things well in spite of massive doses of digestive enzymes that I take.  Seem to eat a lot more than before, but don't gain weight.  I take Lomotil for the diarrhea( up to 8 daily), and also find I deal with a great deal of gas.  But I'm here, and I can deal with the side effects so far.&nb...

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          About judithkay41

          Patient
          Pancreatic Cancer, Renal Cell Cancer
          After Treatment, Cancer Treatments, Chemotherapy, Clinical Trials and Research, Emotional Support, Acupuncture, Alternative Treatments, Side Effects, Spiritual Support

          I was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer Feb 11, 2010. Had the Whipple procedure March 11, and began chemo early May 2010. I have had very few side effects, but the third tx was very difficult. I am determined to overcome this and remain cancer free. I live in the Rocky Mtns and received treatment and surgery at the U. of CO Hospital, Anschutz Cancer Center. Now I do chemo in Ft. Collins, CO.

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