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    The end has come!!

    This isn't going to be a long drawn out post...to many things going through my head right now.

    My loving hubby lost his battle to PanCan this Wednesday afternoon.

    There was no suffering, no pain, he took his last breath at 4:21 pm with a smile left on his face. Hospice was wonderful A-1.....

    I will post later,

    Lisa
    Hubby diagnosed 1/19/2013 with Stage 4 B (late stage) Pan Can and Bile Duct Stage 4 cancer. With met to gallbladder, liver, spleen, spot on right lung. ECRP done metal stent place... Jaundice, dark urine with Hospital stay for a week.
    1/21/2013 confirmation from all biopsies for both PC and Bile Duct Cancer. Dr's were puzzled with a patient having 2 types of cancer.
    1/29/2013 Power Port place and 1st round of Chemo. 5 FU for 5 hrs every 2 weeks. sent home with pump for 48 hrs.
    3/19/2013 1st CT Scan showed very little shrinkage.. still going on with Chemo
    5/21/2013 8th chemo treatment and last one.. Doctor stated that chemo wasn't working so will put on chemo pill.
    5/28/2013 had 2nd CT Scan that showed a mass on left kidney and sugar levels are way out of whack. get results on 6/11/2013
    8/13 taken off Xeloda, tumors/lesions some twice the size..found out kidney function was very low...
    8/26 started GEMZAR/ABRAXANE
    NOW IN HOSPICE.
    Passed Dec. 4, 2013 finally at Peace!

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    Lisa,
    Again, I'm sorry for your loss.

    Peace to you and your family.

    Dee
    Be strong and God bless.
    Dee

    Moms cancer history: current age 84 she made it Nov 8th! Very excited
    1994 breast cancer
    2011 Jan dx with colon cancer
    2011 Sept colon resection, no recurrence
    2012 Dec PET scan showed metobolic activity in pancreas
    2013 July PET scan showed increased activity in pancreas and mets to liver. Liver biopsy confirmed pancreatic cancer.
    2013 Aug 28th she wanted to try chemo of Gemzar and Abraxane.
    Two treatments then no more. It was too toxic for her.
    October 2013, feeling much better. Maybe the chemo is finally out of her system. Enjoying family visitors while she is feeling very well. We'll take it!
    Nov 2013, subtle changes,decreased appetite, sleeping more
    Dec 2013, very weak, short of breath, eating less
    Jan 2, 2014 home Hospice began.
    Jan 18, 2014 mom passed.

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    So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for peace and comfort at this incredibly difficult time.

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    Lisa, I am so so sorry. I know how you feel. I lost my husband 2 weeks ago to Lung Cancer only 3 weeks after being diagnosed and only one day after he started Chemo. I feel your pain. May god give you strength to go on

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    My thoughts are with you too!
    Spouse/Caregiver of 56 yr old male
    Diagnosed Primary CNS Lymphoma 2/2011
    HDMTX Chemo- 8 cycles
    HDMTX Maintenance Chemo- 11 cycles
    Complications: clots, kidney issues, slow clearance of
    chemo, dermatitis
    11/2013 Recurring clots in lungs/legs
    Scan 12-27-13 all clear
    Scan 3-13 all clear
    Next scan in October, done and all clear!
    Went early for scanxiety in Aug 2014, all clear!
    Scan Feb 2015, all clear!

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    I'm so sorry for your loss, Lisa. My thoughts are with you and I'm sending you much love.

    Deb
    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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    So Sorry...

    Lisa,
    I am so very sorry. I'm grateful his passing was so peaceful and he is now with God.
    My prayers are with you and your loved ones.

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    I am sorry, Lisa! It is such a wide range of emotions and thought processes after a loved one passes. I send you hugs and prayers for comfort and support. Godspeed to your beloved!
    Mom (65) diagnosed with locally advanced adenocarcinoma on May 2012
    First line of 5-fu and radiation for 5 weeks allowed cancer to get slightly worse.
    July 2012 Gemzar and Tarceva started.
    October hospitalized due to ketoacidosis and dehydration
    November scan showed pancreas tumor reduced by 47% and tumor markers coming down.
    March 2013 ct showed cancer stable, but mom repeatedly hospitalized for infections, low sodium, weakness and malnutrition.
    Mom lost her fight on March 18, 2013

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    My thoughts and prayers are for you.
    Weyland

    8-24-12 ER visit nausea and jaundice 8-25-12 pancreas, biopsy positive 9-19-12 Whipple procedure spots on liver, surgery stopped10-1-12 liver spots negative 10-10-12 New Whipple surgery pancreas tumor removed12-3-12 Chemo for 6 months. 7-3-13 Chemo complete 10-25-13 CT NED 12-3-13 CA19-9 went from 19 to 253 7-2014 PET positive for tumor at original whipple location right kidney blockage Right Kidney stent to bladder 7-7-14 start new chemo Folfirinox 10-22-14 PET shows tumor half the size
    12-16-14 Last of 12 chemo rounds 12-23-14 PET results NED 7-14-15 recurrence started back on Folfirinox 10-6-15 PET results NED CA19-9 in normal range last chemo 1-12-16 CT results NED CA19-9 in normal range CA19-9 4/25/16 CA19-9 rise to 514 restart Chemo Gemzar/Abraxane CT scan 4/29/16 Tumor return to original bed new spots on liver lung and stomach. 08/25/16 CA 19-9 865 09/08/16 CA 19-9 684 10-01-16 CA 19-9 464
    Fighting one day at a time. My faith is my guide

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    Lisa, I'm sooooooo very sorry for your loss I know there isn't much I can do or say to give you much comfort right now but I'm sending you lots of LOVE and PRAYERS.......Thanks for letting us know and please let us know how you are doing we care......Blessings, carol~
    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"
    REMISSION NOW PRAYING IT WILL LAST 1-10-14
    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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