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Old 11-20-2012, 07:15 AM   #1
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Question late stage pancriotic cancer

On the 1st of november my grandmother in her 80s was diagnosed with pancriotic cancer that had spread to the liver. It was devistating to our entire family especially as she seems to be the backbone of our family, even more so since my grandfather died of brain cancer in 2005. I am super close to my grandmother and to hear that was painful enough and I took it uon myself to do some research on it. After realizing that she would not be operable since it had spread I was preparing myself for a having just a few month left to spend with her. Unfortunatly the doctors gave us worse news a few days later only stating that her life expectacy was "weeks". She has two masses on the liver and a mass on the pancrious. We didn't expect that or how fast her symptoms would get worse. Before she was diagnosed she was just more tired and losing weight, now its exceded that by much more. Just in the 2 1/2 weeks since we found out she has turned completely yellow from the jondice, her weakness has gotten so bad that she now can't walk or enen have enoug energy to move at all, she can only eat soft or soupy things nothing hard, her pain is horrible, she has trouble breathing and she is beginning to sleep a lot more and is fatigued all the time. Her whole body is basically just shutting down. She is now on hospice care at home and on a lot of medications to make her lcomfortable". I went through a lot of this when my grandfather was passing away but knowing I'm now losing her and won't have either of them there anymore is beyond painful. I'm not sure how to cope or what to expect with this cancer. I don't know how to tell when she's close to "moving on" and I can't seems to find any good solid information about the late stage of this cancer and what all to expect from now til the end. I just want a little honest and truthful advice so I can prepare myself.

 
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