Next Cancer Step

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by Daoust_Nat, May 15, 2018.

  1. Daoust_Nat

    Daoust_Nat Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Well we have gone through chemo and radiation, and the next step is the Whipple Surgery. If you have Pancreatic Cancer, and you are going to survive you will have Whipple Surgery.

    My date is Wed., 5/23.

    I will go into the hospital at 5:30 AM, with the surgery at 7:30 AM. The first step is a scope inserted to see if the cancer has spread. My Oncologist is confident it has not, as he says I feel too good. If it has spread they will quit there, and start to plan quality of remaining life. If the tumors have spread there is so far no cure.

    Assuming that look is good they will complete the surgery over the next 4 hours or so. They will take at least the head of the Pancreas, the Gallbladder, and some of the Small Intestine. They will connect the remainder of the Small Intestine to the Bile Duct and Pancreas, sew me up and off to ICU.

    I will be in the hospital from about 7-10 days. I will be released either home or to rehab, if my wife needs assistance with me.

    My recovery will be up to two months.

    I am not looking forward to this, but it needs to be behind me. I will be active on the forum thru Tuesday, and after that when I feel good enough.

    Some fun eh?
     
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  2. colmustard

    colmustard Active Member

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    Praying for you.
     
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  3. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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    We will keep you in our prayers, and good luck buddy !......
     
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  4. rockratt

    rockratt Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Prayers to you buddy!!!!!
     
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  5. Ross82

    Ross82 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Prayers! Keep your head up and stay strong!
     
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  6. IowaShooter

    IowaShooter Well-Known Member Supporter

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    My brother in law had this (same cancer and surgery) 8 yrs ago...

    He's 72 and going strong

    Prayers for you, family, docs and caregivers on the way
     
  7. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Obviously, prayers for you and family sent. Remember, you get the GOOD drugs now. IF you are so inclined (we DO try to respect privacy) ask your lady to drop by, let us know how you are doing, if you (or she) needs anything. And you drop back in as you feel up to it.
     
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  8. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Good luck and good doctors. I would really like to see you beat it.
     
  9. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    You WILL beat this . Prayers heading your way. Come back soon.
     
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  10. primer1

    primer1 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    What she said. ^^^^ Attitude is everything.

    At least it makes a big difference.
    Knee mail inbound.
     
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  11. Daoust_Nat

    Daoust_Nat Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I am fighting this with all I have. Thanks for the prayers and support.
     
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  12. sheriffjohn

    sheriffjohn Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Good luck ! Even I talked to Jesus for you.
     
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  13. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Still praying for you, my friend!
     
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  14. TimKS

    TimKS Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Golly, Daoust_Nat, that sounds like some really serious stuff headed your way. I will add you to our prayer list and nag God for a good outcome for you.
     
  15. Chainfire

    Chainfire Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I wish you the best of care and the best of luck. I will be looking forward to the good news.
     
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  16. RKB

    RKB Active Member

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    Your Internet family here are all with you.
     
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  17. buckhuntr

    buckhuntr Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Positive thoughts for ya!
     
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  18. Fred_G

    Fred_G Active Member

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    Thoughts and prayers sent.
     
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  19. RJF22553

    RJF22553 Well-Known Member

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    Daust, as one cancer person to another, you have my blessings and my prayers for a good outcome. Don't give up the fight, but when the time eventually comes (none of us gets out of this life alive), accept God's will and the salvation of Jesus. There is a far better eternal life for us should we accept that and trust in that.

    But I feel it's not your time yet.

    Hang in there, brother. My prayers are with you and your family. Look forward to reading some post-op entries from you!
     
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  20. dango

    dango Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I am praying that you overcome this and get that quality life back ! Keep on fighting brother !
     
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