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    Thank you all so much for the nice comments.  I am truly grateful for the time Tommy was given and that we were able to do so much during that time.  Today was a very tough day, but I do take a lot of comfort knowing that his passing was very peaceful.   Keeping everyone else here in my prayers.  Keep fighting the good fight. Cindy

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      My best friend and husband has been battling pancreatic cancer since September 2009, but he became ill quite suddenly on Thursday.  After getting him to the emergency room we learned that what had started out as a minor cold had very quickly turned to pneumonia and he was becoming septic.  His wonderful oncologist and a team of doctors and nurses fought to get his condition under control, but despite everyt...

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        The only effect he's ever had from the lung nodules is a minor cough.  It's not bad at all and has stayed about the same.  He continues to do well and had a six month break from the chemo.  He just started back the first week of February.  Cindy

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            Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers that everything goes well and for your complete recovery. Cindy

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              My husband has been on enzymes ever since his Whipple.  He lost a lot of weight in the beginning but his doctor then prescribed Pancrease for him.  He takes one with every meal and snack and he immediately began putting weight back on. Please check with your grandmother's doctor about this. Cindy

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                  Thanks for all of your thoughts on this.  I have not spoken with his doctor, but have talked with her assistant to just let her know a few things that are going on.  I'm hoping she'll pass this on to his doctor before his next appointment in a little over a week.  My concern is that he may not be getting the proper treatment if he's not being completely honest with them about how he's feeling.  We...

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                    Thanks Oncrx.  I agree; I've seen things change fast for others and that's a lot of my concern.  I'm going to try to call tomorrow and talk to his doctor. Cindy

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                      Thanks.  I'm going to try to call her tomorrow.     Cindy

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                      About swdesertlover

                      Caregiver
                      Pancreatic Cancer
                      Emotional Support, Cancer Treatments

                      My husband of 17 years is also my best friend. Tommy was diagnosed with Stage IIB pancreatic cancer on September 10, 2009 and had a Whipple on September 14th. He received chemo and radiation treatments and was doing well, then he began to develop a cough and a scan in December 2010 showed small nodules in both of his lungs. A needle biopsy was performed and it confirmed that the cancer had spread to his lungs. He's now been on Folfirinox treatments since June 2011. We're in this fight to win and Tommy remains positive and is continuing to enjoy his life. We've learned to appreciate every day that we have together and love to spend time with our family and friends.

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