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    My husband was diagnosed June of 2014. He started chemo July 2014. He was sick all the time. By December he had radiation just to get is of his pain. After that his quality of life was zero. He never got to go fishing. He couldn't make it to church since first of December but made it to it in July for his funeral mass. It is the worst cruelest disease for anyone to get or care for. I watched my poor husband suffer a ...

    August 02, 2015 view post
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      Hospice has a great booklet called journey. I recommend it highly. I wish I would've read it sooner. My husband passed away last week at age 57. He was in the dying process for a while and I didn't even know it. He went from hospital of 13 days. Home 3 days back to hospital for 3 days then to hospice hospital where he died 3 days later. It was a good place for him and my family. It was very hard to go threw this but ...

      July 10, 2015 view post
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        After a long 13 month fight,chemos, radiation, more chemo, multiple stent placements tpn feedings,multiple paracentisis,feeding tube, many many hospital stays my loving husband/best friend of 37 years (married 35) passed away at hospice on Wednsdsy july 1 withmy last kiss. I've never seen someone fight so hard in my life but he had every complication known with this disease and he never gave up. I will miss him but...

        July 05, 2015 view discussion
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          My husband has a plexus drain. He's had 2 paresentisis. Done in hospital 6 weeks apart They put in a drain we can access at home and drain ourselves. How often can it be done. We are waiting for the containers to come fed x today. He's very out of breath. His blood pressure last night was 74/50. Yesterday we had EMS here because he finally urinated after 4 days and finally after 40 mg of lassix. It caused him to p...

          June 27, 2015 view discussion
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            My husband is so miserable. Just got out of hospital again for a 13 day stay. He was sort of breath nauseated and in lots of pain he wasn't eatung for weeks so they finally put in a peg feeding tube. The next day they did a parecentesis and they put in a plexus drAin to get rid of acites. His WBC went to 22. His bilirubin was 22,kidney numbers were good. They also went back in again with ERCP and had to put in a lo...

            June 26, 2015 view discussion
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              Hello Julie. I feel for you regRding your husband and nurses overstepping their bounds! Your husband should try chemo. My husband got diagnosed exactly one year ago today with metastatic adenocarcinoma of pancreas spreAd to liver. He fought it with chemo since July. Then radiation and then chemo again. He's still fighting. Took him to see doc today at gastroenterologist office and see a nurse practitioner instead! ...

              June 10, 2015 view post
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                Anyone have any remedies for constant hiccups? My husband keeps getting hiccups all day and night long. How do we get them to stop. We've tried eating teaspoon sugar, which works for a while. Worried sugar cane be good. He's only on ensure tight now Any advice. Need AS Shasta38

                June 08, 2015 view discussion
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                  My husband is slipping away and I cannot seemed to stop it. He cannot eat at all. The doc says its from tumor necrosis factor. He drank 2 ensures yesterday and today. They started him on megace on Friday. He can barely walk with a walker. He lays in bed all day except to go to bathroom maybe 2-3 times a day. He's so malnourished, You can see the rib bones in his back protruding out. His oncologist said he'll see h...

                  June 07, 2015 view discussion
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                    Just wondering my husband sees his oncologist tomorrow. He was on Gemzar 75 percent then got sick from infections--his stent. They first said it was his port and removed it but the surgeon said there was NO infection in or around theory!! But he did have pus in and around his bile duct stent which was also clogged. He's really weak and gets in maybe 2 ensures Is it wise to start back on chemo tomorrow?? His ca 1...

                    June 04, 2015 view discussion
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                      My husband David has been in and out of hospitals for the last month. He was jaundiced blew up like a balloon and lost his appetite. They took out his port because he had a yeast infection in his blood. Then he had 3rd spacing and went on dialysis for 2 days. Then he went back in or and found his bile duct stent was clogged and infected. He made it out of hospital after 13 days and ended up with cellulitis of his kn...

                      June 03, 2015 view discussion
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                      About shasta38

                      Caregiver
                      Pancreatic Cancer
                      Alternative Treatments, Cancer Diagnosis, Cancer Nutrition, Cancer Treatments, Chemotherapy

                      I have been married to David for 35 years. I'm 54 he's 56. We have 4 kids a grand daughter and one to be born on my hubby's bd.in November! he was diagnosed June 9 2014 with adenocarcinoma pancrestic ca inoperable spread to liver. Has tried folfox 6 rounds and one round of abrXane/Gemzar. We refuse to give up as we are the couple--Tama and David. We are meant to be! I can't lose him. He's my life. My best friend.

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