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Thread: My father passed away.

  1. #21
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    Orly, I am so very sorry for your tremendous loss.

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    What a wonderful following and support team you have here on this site. May this give you support and ability to continue with what your Dad would want you to do.

    GOD Bless you and my thoughts are with you from the bottom of my heart.
    73 year old Male, Have lived a good life!
    Prostate cancer and removal 2008. No spreading of prostate cancer to date.
    Metastatic Melanoma in lungs, liver, one year after melanoma mole removal from neck.
    There is hope...with Yervoy. Tries to stop the clock! Did nothing for mine.
    new trial...Have NO Symptoms, still to this date of 4/4/13 and 7/16/13. July 8th dropped out of the TRIAL as side effects were too much even on reduced amounts in pills. Will see what happens in the next 2 to 3 months. Still think LIFE IS GOOD!

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    Dear Orly,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you. I know how you feel, I have been there. Many, many hugs sent your way for strength during this awfully difficult time.

  4. #24
    I am so, so sorry to hear this. Please know we are all thinking of you.

    Dad diagnosed pancreatic cancer October 2011
    chemo/radiation Oct-December 2011
    Whipple- January 2012
    Found out cancer spread- May 2012
    Stopping all treatment because it's not working- December 2012
    Enjoying any time we have left with him.

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    I'm so sorry to hear this.
    12/19/12: 54-year old Mom diagnosed with suspected cancer on the head of pancreas. All other scans are clear other than mass on pancreas.
    1/11/13: underwent Whipple surgery - ended up taking the whole pancreas.
    1/16/13: Confirmed adenocarcinoma. Came home from hospital 1/21.
    1/24/13: Emergency surgery to repair hole in colon caused by 1st surgery. Starting over w/recovery.

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    My heart goes to you.I am so sorry for your loss.

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    My family has just started our journey but I have read your posts over the last week or so. I'm so sorry for your loss. The folks on this forum are very comforting and I hope that brings you and your family some peace.


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    I am very sorry to hear this. Wishing you and your family peace during this very difficult time. You're in my thoughts & prayers.

    Dad diagnosed with Stage IV PC with mets to liver March 4, 2011 ~ Died 11 months later, February 4, 2012.

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    i am so so sorry for your loss.

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    Senior User Martha56's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by turqwater View Post
    i am so so sorry for your loss.
    Turqwater, just wanted to say I've been thinking of you and hope your okay. ((hugs))
    Husband 51 yrs. old diagnosed May 11, 2012 StageIV PC, 7.3 cm tumour on tail of pancreas with mets to liver, lungs, caked omentum, malignant ascites.
    June 2012 started Folfirinox
    CT scan after 6 treatments shows cancer is stable with slight shrinkage to studding on abdominal wall.
    Going for 6 more treatments then another CT.
    October: oncologist says bloodwork is excellent, same as someone not having chemo!
    After 12 treatments the CT shows folfirinox no longer working.
    Cancer has grown and spread more in lymph nodes in chest.
    Started abraxane /gemcitibine December 6th.
    Bone scan on Jan 24th shows mets to bones.
    No more abraxane / gemcitibine treatments
    Meeting with radiation oncologist & primary oncologist Feb. 14th.
    Since January been having thoracentisis for fluid around the lungs in addition to the paracentisis for ascites.
    Went to Emergency Feb.12/13 due to numbness in legs. Started 1st of 5 radiation treatments for acute spinal cord compression. Also diagnosed with blood infection, iv antibiotics started and blood cultures done.
    No improvement from radiation treatments. Paralyzed from waist down.
    Blood cultures identify bacteria, antibiotic is correct according to infection specialist but after 10 days still septic.
    Doctors meet with us and state they have no other treatment available and hubby's health is too poor for a clinical trial
    Feb.24/13 come home from hospital
    March 7, 2013 @ 11:55 am passed away with his loving family at his side.

    "Forever In My Heart" - Derek Joseph Greene, 1961 - 2013

    "Never Give Up"


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