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by kezza1
Fri Aug 28, 2009 11:55 am
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Post Chemo Scan
Replies: 17
Views: 14606

Re: Post Chemo Scan

Only replying to convey my little story and my hope for everyone. Found out I had pc july last year, mid july had an unsuccessful whipple,vein involvement. Four months of chemo,gemzar and cisplatin ,with the last month having radio concurrently. With tumour shrinkage another whipple was performed ja...
by kezza1
Wed Jul 22, 2009 2:20 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Help - Questions for first visit to the oncologist?
Replies: 17
Views: 11515

Re: Help - Questions for first visit to the oncologist?

Numbers are on the improve so renal doc happy now to let kidneys look after themselves but will be having blood test every week to make sure the numbers are still going the right direction
by kezza1
Wed Jul 22, 2009 2:11 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Will it return ... ?
Replies: 6
Views: 5141

Re: Will it return ... ?

had an unsuccessful whipple july last year after healing started chemo had 4 months of chemo ,gemzar and cicplatin, then a month of radiation.Further tests showed tumour had shrunk and had a successful whipple in january this year removed the tumour completely deemed stage 1 no lymph node involvemen...
by kezza1
Wed Jul 08, 2009 2:34 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Help - Questions for first visit to the oncologist?
Replies: 17
Views: 11515

Re: Help - Questions for first visit to the oncologist?

Have since my last post found that the chemo has damaged my kidneys,am having blood test to measure my kidney function no improvement yet.Renal doc not to worried yet will know next tuesday whether plasma exchange and diet change are on the cards.Hopefully my numbers will improve and no further trea...
by kezza1
Fri Jun 26, 2009 2:30 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Help - Questions for first visit to the oncologist?
Replies: 17
Views: 11515

Re: Help - Questions for first visit to the oncologist?

for my chemo was having it 2 days a week for 3 weeks then a week off. I tolerated it for the first 4 complete sessions but then the temp spikes just would not subside so ended up in hospital. So for my final session I only had 2 weeks of chemo but my radiation treatment continued, had 30 days of rad...
by kezza1
Wed Apr 22, 2009 7:17 am
Forum: Treatment & side effects
Topic: whipple prcedure
Replies: 1
Views: 6536

Re: whipple prcedure

I had my whipple on17 january and I can honestly write that what I wanted off my family was physical contact on visits.I was not allowed to eat for the first 9 days just some ice to suck,then a slow reintroduction to food which can be a bit of a learning curve,you dont digest food like you used to s...
by kezza1
Thu Apr 02, 2009 1:37 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Can anybody help me understand?
Replies: 8
Views: 6337

Re: Can anybody help me understand?

Hi Emma I had my whipple janurary 17,recovered well from the op and was home after 8 days unfortunetely that same night had a pulmonary embolism straight back to hospital for10 more days. Results from from pathology gave me a very good outlook staging the tumour at 1 with no spread or other involvem...
by kezza1
Fri Mar 13, 2009 10:40 am
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Husband recently diagnosed
Replies: 16
Views: 11812

Re: Husband recently diagnosed

I was diagnosed inJuly of last year,had an attempted whipple in August. It was unsuccessful because of vein involvement, so then went through 3 cycles of chemo with the last cycle running concurrently with radiation, 30 days of it. I then had a wait of a month and a half before an EUS and CT scan su...

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