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  1. #1
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    Sep 2012

    New boy on the block

    Hi all,
    I am Michael a retired 68 year old man from England.I was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in July 2011 and had the Whipple operation in August followed by 6 months of chemo(xeloda) and 25 days of radiation I have had 2 followup scans and my surgeon and my oncologist are pleased with me and don't want to see me for another 6 months. Its been a long hard old road and the statistics do not make good reading but I feel I have turned a corner now and have started to enjoy life again in fact I have just built a deck in our garden.

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    Sep 2012
    GOOD ON YOU!! that's great news. every win is worth a celebration

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    Hi Mickn,

    Welcome to the forum and thanks for sharing! I hope nothing more than continued clean scans to come! A victory for one of us is a victory for all of us fighting this!

    March 21, 2011 - Dad diagnosed. Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma on head of pancreas.
    April 2011 - Gemcitabine and radiation for a total of 12 weeks.
    October 14, 2011 - Successful Whipple procedure. Cancer free! Best 5 months of my life!!!
    March 2, 2012 - CT scan and discovery of possible mets to both lungs.
    March 23, 2012 - Biopsy confirmed recurrence.
    May 2, 2012 - Folfiri regimen started. Stopped after 2 treatments due to infection.
    June 2, 2012 - Switched to Xeloda
    Sept. 21, 2012 - No more chemo...treatment not working anymore. Now we wait and pray.
    October 6, 2012 - My dad is now at peace in Heaven, watching over us until we meet again.

    ♥ Forever in my heart! Miss you every day more than words can say! ♥

  4. #4
    Welcome Mickn! So glad your hear. Queensville
    July 22 2011 Hubby (64) Diagnosed PanCan. Sept2011- Feb 2012: Abraxane/Gemcitabine. Feb-May 2012:Gemcitabine only. June-Sept 2012 5FU. Sept 4-no more chemo - Just living life. Multiple stents. Jan 2013/18 month mark. Mets everywhere. Looking for a bumper sticker that says 'Stay at safe distance - Driver suffering caregiver burnout'. Hospice Thurs Feb 28 2013. March 12 2013 he went off to his new adventure where we will one day meet again. It was 20 months from date of diagnosis until now.

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    Jun 2012
    Thank you for posting your story! As Debbie says, a victory for one is a victory for all of us. We so need messages of hope on here!


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