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  1. #11
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    Orly, I am sorry to hear about your dad. You are in my prayers. Maureen
    Jan 25, 2012 Mom dx: tumor on head of pancreas and spread to nearby blood vessells - nonresectable
    Feb 3, 2012 Plastic stent put in to unclog bile duct. Replaced in April with metal stent.
    Feb 24-Aug 3, 2012 Gemcitabine
    Aug 2012 CAT scan: no growth of tumor. Now on chemo break.
    Oct 2012 CAT scan: no growth of tumor. Continue chemo break.
    Jan 2013 CAT scan: showed mets to lymph node above pancreas
    Feb 4, 2013 New plan: 7 wks of 5FU and Radiation
    March 2013 Finished Radiation (stopped chemo a week early b/c it was too much on her)
    March 2013 CAT scan: tumor and node stable. Treatment break.
    June 2013 CAT scan moved up due to loss of weight, no appetite, diarrhea, back pain. Scan showed thickening in duodenum.
    July 2013 Unexplained blood loss. Cancer is progressing. No more chemo. Hospice brought in.
    August 9, 2013 Mom passed and is finally at peace. God bless her.

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    Only, I am so very sorry for your loss. What a great man and father. You had something special there. I hope that your pain will ease soon and you will be able to cherish your memories with a peaceful heart.
    "May you be held in compassion; May your pain and suffering be eased; May you be at Peace"

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    Orly I am very sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. My heart goes out to you.

    He is now at peace and no more suffering.

    I know that you are in shock, but now your healing process can begin. It's a rough ride, but just let all your grief and anger out, and you will get there, just like us, that have lived this dreadful journe6 as well.

    Take care
    A big hug to you
    Micklin xxx

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    Orly I am so sorry to hear this, may your treasured memories comfort you at this time. I took the time this evening to read up on your father, wow he was awesome and has left behind a great legacy. You have every right to be so proud. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. We are all here for you.

    49 yo female. 4/12 became jaundiced went to doc. Test revealed mass on head of pancreas.nodule on lung and one lymph node involved 5/12 chemo(Zeloda) and radiation for 5 1/2 weeks. Tumor shrank, lymph node shrank, no basic change in nodule.
    Vats surgery on 7/17/12 showed nodule was in fact pancreatic cancer that has spread. Whipple no longer an option. Start iv chemo on 8/02/2012 with 5fu irinotecan and oxaliplatin.
    09/11/12 stent replaced (was originally placed 04/12).
    Jan 2013- scan reveals no growth or spread
    Feb 2013- dropped oxaliplatin due to repeated low WBC counts so now on folfiri.
    April 18th 2013- scan reveals again no growth or spread! Good news
    Sept 5th 2013- scan today reveals no growth or spread! Doc now calls me stable mable

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    Dear Orly I am so sorry for your loss. Sending you and your family prayers for peace and comfort..

    Husband Diagnosed "Borderline Resectable" pancreatic adenocarcinoma January 2012. Chemotherapy for six months. Successful Whipple August 2012 with clean margins, 3 out of 12 nodes positive. Post Whipple Chemo/Radiation for 5.5 weeks ended Dec. 2012. NED for 2.5 years with great quality of life. Lung spots identified and removed Nov 2014. Low Dose Chemo kept lung spots at bay for quite a while, then pleural efflusion started. Husband died peacefully at home on January 14, 2017 after electing no more chemo. He lived a few days over 5 years from diagnosis. "If love could have kept you alive, you would have lived forever."

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    Orly My thoughts are with you you at this sad time. So very sorry, Vicki
    Diagnosed March 2012 non operable Pan Can with mets to liver and adrenal glands. Otherwise quite well. Started Gemzar in April did several rounds Then had scan in July showing no good results tumour imploding and mets had advanced. xeloda tablets were started with good results first scan came back with shrinkage every where not a lot but encouraging. Dec scan showed liver mets returned and gained in size Folfox started January 8 2013 Dr proposed 4 rounds then a scan. Completed 4 rounds scan results not so good pancreas tumour stable and 2 spots on liver also ok but small increase in size of 3 liver spot and more spots forming biloma a formed in liver. doctors describe me as asymptomatic. Currently on chemo break until further notice.

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    I'm so sorry, Orly. ((Hugs)).
    I do believe that we'll be reunited with our loved ones eventually, so it's not really goodbye, more like "see you later". But we still miss them terribly while we're apart.
    Take care of yourself...
    12/17/2012 Father diagnosed with 5 x 3.8 cm malignant tumor on head of pancreas
    12/19/2012 Father's birthday.
    12/21/2012 Father hospitalized with severe abdominal pain and jaundice, pending stent
    12/24/2012 Plastic bile duct stent successfully installed, biopsy taken
    12/31/2012 Tumor confirmed as pancreatic adenocarcinoma
    1/17/2013 Chemo (Gemcitabin/5-FU/Leucovorin) and IMRT radiation has finally begun.
    February - another hospitalization for weakness and dehydration
    March - bad PET scan showing mets all over liver abdominal cavity
    3/15/2013 - first round of GemCis chemo, last ditch attempt to reverse the decline
    3/17/2013 - hospitalized with sepsis and anemia from internal bleeding.
    4/3/2013 - came home under hospice care
    4/15/2013 - made his final tax protest and left us peacefully at 9 PM, in front of a television history of the NY Mets

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    I'm so sorry for your loss. I hope that your father had as peaceful a passing as possible and that you get some peace from knowing that he knew you were there and that he was loved.

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    I'm very sorry to hear this news. My thoughts are with you, your family and all who called him friend. Keep his music alive Orly.....
    This dark night shall end and the sun will rise again...

    - Dad diagnosed in 1992 with primary bladder cancer
    - bladder removed and new one made from resected intestine
    - chemotherapy regimen started
    - mets to large intestines discovered in 1993...more chemo...tumors disappearing
    - complained of neck pain Dec 1994. Mets to brainstem confirmed
    - passed away Feb 24, 1995

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    I googled your Dad's name. Wow!!! It looks like he was an amazing composer. When I get time and I am alone I would like to listen to his music.

    Your Dad has certainly left a legacy behind for his family. Something to be very, very proud of. I know it's no consolation, but you can immerse yourself in his music when you miss him, and he will be all around you.

    Wishing you strength for the coming days, when you need to deal with the horrible stuff.


    Micklin xxx


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