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  1. My MIL also was told she couldn't have the...

    My MIL also was told she couldn't have the surgery initially, but after 13 rounds of Folfirinox it shrunk the tumor away from the blood vessals and she had the Whipple done. Hopefully chemo will work...
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    Thank you for your detailed response. Yes, even...

    Thank you for your detailed response. Yes, even though her tissue samples were clear after the Whipple, the odds are it is going to appear again. I wondered why they never did adjuvant chemo...but...
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    Recurrence 2 years after Whipple???

    My 79 year old MIL had the Whipple procedure in June 2017. She initially had some complications but those resolved and for the past 2 years she has had a pretty normal life. No post Whipple chemo or...
  4. My MIL did 13 rounds of Folifrinox before she had...

    My MIL did 13 rounds of Folifrinox before she had resection; it is now over a year since resection and her most recent scans have come back completely clean. She was able to tolerate the Folifrinox...
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    This sounds almost identical to my MIL. She was...

    This sounds almost identical to my MIL. She was unresectable and did 13 rounds of Folfirinox and then did the Whipple in June 2017. She also is not receving any post-surgery chemo. She has a catscan...
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    My MIL who had the Whipple in the beginning of...

    My MIL who had the Whipple in the beginning of June was told the same thing...no cancer present so no chemo for now.
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    I think she is working with a nutritionist...the...

    I think she is working with a nutritionist...the antibiotics seems to be working after another 3 day stint in the hopsital. She gets out today and is feeling much better, so hopefully the drainage...
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    It sounds like that is what this is too...we'll...

    It sounds like that is what this is too...we'll see if they do another surgery or if it closes up on its own...
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    Thank you for your reply Bob. She is in Virginia...

    Thank you for your reply Bob. She is in Virginia Mason, so in good hands, and her doctors are saying that this is the longest they have seen drainage continue, but it is also the furthest out...
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    MIL Whipple Complications

    My MIL (age 77) had the Whipple done in early June and is still having large amounts of fluid draining from her abdomen 4 weeks later. She was also diagnosed with an infection today which is being...
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