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    My father passed away.

    My father, Normand Corbeil, 56, passed away today at 2:56 PM. He was a great composer and an amazing dad... I am in shock.
    - Dad, 56, diagnosed with Stage IV Pancreatic Cancer August 15, 2012.
    - Dad passed away January 25, 2013 at 2:56 PM.

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    Orly I'm so sorry for your loss you will be in my thoughts and prayers......I'm at a loss don't know what to say except to send lots of {{ Hugs }}
    Oct 9,2012 Hubby's ( 65 ) ERCP, Stent put in also told might be cancer
    Oct 23,2012 ( ERCP ) diagnosed. PC on head of pancreas.
    Nov. 5,2012 Whipple at Loma Linda Hosp.... could not be finished due to heart issues
    ( 4 1/2 hours into surgery )told it's also attached to Portal Vein, now only Chemo & Radiation

    1-30-13 Hubby started on his radiation and Pill Chemo ( Xeloda 3200 mg per day ) for six weeks
    3-12-13 ( Bowel blockage) in Hospital Fluid being drained
    4-18-13 New Stent put in metal with mesh
    4-19-13 2nd round of ( Xeloda ) 2 weeks on 1 week off till ? 4000 mg per day for 6 months ( changed to 3000 )
    6-12-13 Large Hernia at surgery site/won't be repaired due to his heart condition also losing toenails ( Xeloda )
    8-9-13 Taken off all Chemo just Living Life now and Keeping him Pain Free "In God's Hands"
    3-12-15 Cancer is Back..Now in Hospice 4-10-15
    Passed on to Heaven 4-30-2015 Till you Hold me again...XOXO

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    Orly, I'm so sorry to hear this. Sending your family my sincere condolences at this very sad time.
    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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    I'm so, so sorry to hear this. It brings tears to my eyes and your family, and especially you, are in my thoughts during this difficult time.

    Many hugs to you,

    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! ♥

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    Please accept my deepest condolences. I am so sorry for your loss. I know how much it hurts. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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    Orly~ My heart hurts for you. You and your dad had a wonderful relationship, it was evident in all of your postings, your concern and your final gift to give him peace from pain. You have been a good and loving son and I pray that you will be surrounded by friends and family who will hold you tight and help you grieve and heal. Sending you hugs and hoping you find peace! ♥

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    Senior User BobbyJo's Avatar
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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, 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.


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