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  • bobss396 has replied to a post on the message board

    My late wife Barbara took a head in the sand approach to her pancreatic cancer. She was a good enough patient, went along with anything her doctors or oncologist suggested. But she did not want anyone outside of her doctors giving her medical advice, which I understood and ran interference when people tried that on her. She didn't want me looking up anything when I suggested alternative treatments. Her dad was a doc...

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      It is unbelievable what the disease takes out of the living. I couldn't even consider myself as living for a long time, like some hellish pergatory I was forced into against my will. It takes a long time to crawl out from under it, which I slowly am doing. Some of the bad memories have faded enough so I can face them finally.

      August 15, 2017 view post
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        If I had the disease, I would be looking at alternate treatments, some can be done along with chemo. CBD oil is one thing I would try as well as getting the pH of the body corrected.

        August 08, 2017 view post
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          PC is the worst cancer. My wife Barbara went real fast, only 3 months after it went to her liver and possibly her brain. Until then she looked good and was doing quite well. She lost interest in eating, didn't care what was on TV, something we always were at odds with. Hospice was her last stop and we made her last days as best as we could.

          July 26, 2017 view post
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            If you're married to me, you had better be tough! It was the hardest thing I had ever faced. I was still recovering from a 2011 car accident but was able to get myself to most of my appointments and procedures. So my safety net had a big hole in it and I became Barbara's safety net. I had to put aside what was wrong with me. She had a DNR, it was written into our wills. She almost slipped away while in palliative c...

            July 17, 2017 view post
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              I'm not new to CC but am new to this great thread. I had lost my wife Barbara to PC almost exactly 3 years ago, I was her main caregiver. Talk about a tough cookie, Barbara was always able to take care of herself, but PC is another beast. She was diagnosed in October of 2013 and died in June of 2014, she went fast. She had the whipple in mid-November, bounced back, started chemo in January of 2014 AND went back to w...

              July 12, 2017 view post
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                I agree, it takes something out of you and nothing fills that void so far for me. Today is our wedding anniversary and our son's birthday. Barbara sort of faded away in front of us. She slept more and more, but perked up when people came over to greet her. She always knew who I was. Her awake periods became shorter and shorter. Her family (all retired) spent the days with her at hospice until I got there. Hospice w...

                June 26, 2017 view post
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                  My wife in the end was not really that cognizant of what was happening to her. She had episodes of anxiety that hospice and the hospital treated her for, so maybe she had an inkling what was going on. It was quite sad. She was always on top of her treatment and kept great records of what chemo she had and when. She made all her appointments until I suspect the cancer had spread to her brain and she was hospitalized ...

                  June 19, 2017 view post
                  • bobss396 has replied to a post on the message board

                    What you describe is the size of a large egg. Not really a good sign. The stats on who is actually eligible for a whipple are around 40% of pancreatic cancer patients. I know one lady who had her tumor shrunk enough by chemo that she eventually did have a whipple. Every case is unique, best of luck to you all.

                    June 19, 2017 view post
                    • bobss396 has replied to a post on the message board

                      Me and my wife Barbara both had health care proxies made up with our wills in 2011. In both we had DNR clauses. Her cancer took a bad turn in May of 2014 and she was hospitalized twice. The last time I was called in late at night because she was not doing well, but she did rally and improve. The nurse on duty was ready to pull the plug so to speak, and I agreed with her. Early in the morning she did improve and was s...

                      June 19, 2017 view post
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                      Liver Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer
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