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by Amanda J
Wed Feb 25, 2015 12:18 am
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Newly Identified Tumours One Year on from Whipple
Replies: 42
Views: 25480

Re: Newly Identified Tumours One Year on from Whipple

After a long and brave battle with Pancreatic Cancer my wonderful husband sadly passed away on 2nd January 2015. At the tender age of 37 he passed away peacefully at home with his family. He was a wonderful person who I had the privilege of spending 11 wonderful years with and we had two beautiful l...
by Amanda J
Thu Jul 24, 2014 12:32 am
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Newly Identified Tumours One Year on from Whipple
Replies: 42
Views: 25480

Re: Newly Identified Tumours One Year on from Whipple

I can not comprehend the devastation this thing is causing to our beautiful little family. David has struggled since the surgery in May but thankfully we did mange to go to our Nephews wedding in Cyprus at the beginning of July. Our daughters were Flowergirls, so it was really important that we made...
by Amanda J
Tue Jun 10, 2014 5:21 pm
Forum: Coping with loss/ Memorial
Topic: She's gone
Replies: 34
Views: 31681

Re: She's gone

Sarah, I am so sorry to hear about your mom. You fought every step of the way to help with your mom beat this thing you were amazing and should be very proud. Your sister's reading was just lovely. I am absolutely sure yours was equally as fantstic. I wish you all the very best and hope as each day ...
by Amanda J
Sun Jun 08, 2014 11:39 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Newly Identified Tumours One Year on from Whipple
Replies: 42
Views: 25480

Re: Newly Identified Tumours One Year on from Whipple

Annie, I am really pleased that your husband is getting on well with the treatment. It’s great that he is able to enjoy some of the things that he did prior to starting it. How is your little girl? I guess like our daughters they are too young to understand what is really happening which is a good t...
by Amanda J
Sun Jun 08, 2014 11:15 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Newly Identified Tumours One Year on from Whipple
Replies: 42
Views: 25480

Re: Newly Identified Tumours One Year on from Whipple

Leila, Yes it has a little. He still doesn't feel hungry but he knows he needs to eat so just grazes thoughout the day on little amounts often. He is still taking the Fortisips too to help with calorie intake. When he was diagnosed we read quite a few books about cancer and made alot of significant ...
by Amanda J
Sun Jun 08, 2014 10:50 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Newly Identified Tumours One Year on from Whipple
Replies: 42
Views: 25480

Re: Newly Identified Tumours One Year on from Whipple

Thank you for your replies and kind words. David is feeling a little better today which is great news. He has started to eat small amounts and has managed to keep everything down. The swelling in his legs is getting better. He is still very weak but a massive improvement from this time last week. It...
by Amanda J
Thu Jun 05, 2014 10:21 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Newly Identified Tumours One Year on from Whipple
Replies: 42
Views: 25480

Re: Newly Identified Tumours One Year on from Whipple

Thank you so much for your comments and taking the time to reply it really is appreciated. David has had a better day today he has managed to keep down Fortisips and also managed a bowl of soup with some bread along with lots of water and ice. His legs seem to be causing the pain now with the water ...
by Amanda J
Wed Jun 04, 2014 4:39 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Newly Identified Tumours One Year on from Whipple
Replies: 42
Views: 25480

Newly Identified Tumours One Year on from Whipple

My husband was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer in June 2012 at the age of 34. I detailed our story in an earlier post in November last year. After two unsuccessful attempts at the Whipple in the UK he was deemed in-operable so we went to Heidelberg University Hospital in Germany who after 11 hours ...
by Amanda J
Thu Jan 09, 2014 11:00 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Husband just diagnosed at 36
Replies: 98
Views: 33318

Re: Husband just diagnosed at 36

Hi Annie, I am so sorry to hear about your husband, especially being so young. We are just starting out in our lives with our husband’s and young families and as you said we do not expect to deal with something like this. My husband David was diagnosed in June 2012 at the age of 34. You can read our...
by Amanda J
Thu Dec 12, 2013 11:10 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Successful Surgery in Heidelberg Germany - Inoperable in UK
Replies: 29
Views: 34078

Re: Successful Surgery in Heidelberg Germany - Inoperable in

Mike, I am not sure why the NHS are so negative towards other treatments other than chemotherapy. Before we knew about Heidelberg we also asked our oncologist about the Nano knife and we were told that it was not a ‘proven’ effective technique on Pancreatic Cancer and therefore would not be an optio...
by Amanda J
Wed Dec 11, 2013 12:15 am
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Successful Surgery in Heidelberg Germany - Inoperable in UK
Replies: 29
Views: 34078

Re: Successful Surgery in Heidelberg Germany - Inoperable in

Thank you for all the replies received. I would like to apologise for not getting back to people that have posted sooner, the forum seemed to be inactive for a couple of weeks and then I was away for a couple of weeks. Steve, I am so sorry to hear that your surgery in Heidelberg did not go as planne...
by Amanda J
Sat Nov 09, 2013 10:23 am
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Successful Surgery in Heidelberg Germany - Inoperable in UK
Replies: 29
Views: 34078

Re: Successful Surgery in Heidelberg Germany - Inoperable in UK

Thank you for your post, just to clarify in David's situation it was the Pancreas that was attached to the Portal Vein not the tumour. There was no mets onto the liver but there was a lymph node involved which was also removed. Every case is differnt and Germany will not probably be able to help eve...
by Amanda J
Fri Nov 08, 2013 11:55 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Successful Surgery in Heidelberg Germany - Inoperable in UK
Replies: 29
Views: 34078

Successful Surgery in Heidelberg Germany - Inoperable in UK

In June 2012 my husband David was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer. We were absolutely devastated, to be honest we didn’t know what pancreatic cancer was but it didn’t take long looking on the internet to understand how serious this cancer is. We were absolutely devastated David was only 34 years of...

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