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Old 02-28-2012, 01:27 PM   #1
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dad has pancreatic cancer

my dad was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer on 2-8-2012. that day i fell apart i felt so sad and helpless i really don't know how to process all this i feel so broken i am really close to my dad and i can't hadle him going threw this i know he is in pain although he says he is not, i would really appreciate any comment and storys thank you very much jackie

 
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Old 02-28-2012, 02:55 PM   #2
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Re: dad has pancreatic cancer

Sorry to hear about your dad. I wish I had some words to ease your pain.

My story is that 5 years ago I went thru surgery for pancreatic cancer. They removed the tail and the spleen. I was lucky in that they determined it was pre malignant. I was one of the lucky ones.

Since that time I have had bouts of "bacterial overgrowth" from the surgery. I would be put on medication and things would temporarily clear up.

But more recently I was experiencing feelings and thought it was the bacterial overgrowth again. I would get bloated espcially after eating. Some abdominal pain. Very mild feelings of nausea. Saw the doctor and he noted some abdominal tenderness. I guess this was a sign of something else going on.

I have an MRI scheduled for next week to see if a new mass may have come back or if it's something new related to the pancreas or something else that I may have to be concerned about. Not sure what to think at this point and I am worried big time.

Again wish I can say something to ease your pain. I'm here if you need to vent. Take care for now.

 
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