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by Jess
Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Gemcap and side effects
Replies: 1
Views: 406

Gemcap and side effects

My husband started Gemcap last Fri, he's beginning to feel some side effects today.. I just wondered how long it usually takes for side effects to develop.?. Thanks.
by Jess
Sat Oct 31, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Coping with the mental health aspects of all this.
Replies: 9
Views: 2925

Re: Coping with the mental health aspects of all this.

Thank you so much Borobi.. That's very kind of you... I think he intends to try with the folfirinox in the hopes he will tolorate it... I think the encologist will leave him a couple more weeks to get stronger before it starts.. I try to be positive for him.. While still mentally preparing myself fo...
by Jess
Thu Oct 29, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Coping with the mental health aspects of all this.
Replies: 9
Views: 2925

Re: Coping with the mental health aspects of all this.

Hi, just wanted to say hello, my husband had a whipple in August and is due to start chemotherapy.. Not certain yet whether it will be folfirinox or gemcap because he hasn't recovered his strength as much as we had hoped.. He had complications post op. It has been a roller-coaster of emotions as Im ...
by Jess
Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Ask the nurse
Topic: Prostrate
Replies: 1
Views: 1966

Prostrate

Hi my husband has stage 3 PC.. He's had a whipple and is waiting for chemotherapy.. Recently he has started having problems urinating.. Increased frequency and slow/stop start flow.. He had a sample taken and is clear of infection... Could this be related to his cancer... Or a result of being cathet...
by Jess
Thu Sep 03, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Stages
Replies: 2
Views: 2503

Re: Stages

Hi, can I suggest you ring one of the nurses on this site.. They are very experienced and kind... I had to speak to one this week in relation to my husband, who was in severe pain post whipple and sent home.. They were invaluable... He's back in hospital with a leak and infection. Regards jess.
by Jess
Wed Sep 02, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: Ask the nurse
Topic: Terrible pain, post whipple.
Replies: 2
Views: 2618

Re: Terrible pain, post whipple.

Thankyou for your message I rang and spoke to a nurse who advised me... So kind and helpful.. My husband has gone back to hospital with an infection.
by Jess
Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Frustrations about decisions
Replies: 3
Views: 3047

Re: Frustrations about decisions

I hope things are moving along for you.. In my experience. Push and phone and be a complete pest.. Dont worry about being a nuisance... Its the only way to get action... Im not a pushy person by nature... But I've had to fight for my husband from diagnosis of pancreatitis... To finding a mass and ha...
by Jess
Mon Aug 31, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Ask the nurse
Topic: Terrible pain, post whipple.
Replies: 2
Views: 2618

Terrible pain, post whipple.

My husband had his whipple proceedure two weeks ago.. He's home but in severe, constant pain.. He's on codine, and two lots of morphine... Is this normal.. He doesn't have an infection..
by Jess
Wed Aug 26, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: School reopening
Replies: 1
Views: 2015

School reopening

Hi, my husband is in hospital recovering from the Whipple op, hopefully he will be home soon.. We're not sure about chemo until the results are back... But our son is due to return to school next week he is 10.Im so anxious about the possibility of covid being transmitted to my husband... I realise ...
by Jess
Wed Aug 19, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Patient Experience Forum
Topic: Newbie - Whipples upcoming, inconclusive biopsies
Replies: 8
Views: 3364

Re: Newbie - Whipples upcoming, inconclusive biopsies

Hi Angela, I hope you are keeping well considering the circumstances.. Have you had any decisions made regarding your treatment.. My husband had the Whipple proceedure.. And I'm told he's doing well.. The op took 7 hrs... It was a difficult wait as you can imagine. But hopefully he will keep improvi...
by Jess
Sun Aug 16, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Patient Experience Forum
Topic: Newbie - Whipples upcoming, inconclusive biopsies
Replies: 8
Views: 3364

Re: Newbie - Whipples upcoming, inconclusive biopsies

Hi Angela.. I apologise.. I wrote a long post and lost it somehow 🙄my husband has his operation tomorrow.. It could be a whipple now! But they won't know until they start the surgery.. I'm sorry you have to deal with jaundice now on top of everything... I guess we have to be grateful to have surgery...
by Jess
Fri Aug 14, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Patient Experience Forum
Topic: Newbie - Whipples upcoming, inconclusive biopsies
Replies: 8
Views: 3364

Re: Newbie - Whipples upcoming, inconclusive biopsies

HI, Angela, My husbands situation is similar to yours.. He has chronic pancreatitis and diabetes.. He recently became very jaundiced and after an attempted stent and various scans a blockage was discovered.. Biopsys indicate cancer.. it isn't 100% conclusive.. But they feel confident enough that it ...
by Jess
Wed Aug 12, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Total pancreatectomy
Replies: 1
Views: 2078

Total pancreatectomy

Hello.. I'm new to the forum. My husband 66yrs old has just been diagnosed with a suspected cancer in the pancreas.. The consultants have decided to do a total pancreatectomy.. He is already type3 diabetic and taking creon for chronic pancreatitis... It was only discovered after a failed attempt to ...

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