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carmel
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Re: 82 year old dad newly diagnosed with pancreatic cancer

Postby carmel » Tue Jul 12, 2011 10:59 am

Thanks Nicki.
Just taking it one step at a time. Improving every day.
Thanks for your support
Carmel x

carmel
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Re: 82 year old dad newly diagnosed with pancreatic cancer

Postby carmel » Mon Aug 01, 2011 7:23 pm

Whipples op successful!!!!
Dad to be discharged from hospital on 4th August his 83rd birthday. He will be moving into sheltered accommodation, has a lovely flat in a nice complex, and once the wound totally heals up, I think he might be like his old self. I am shocked at how far he has come, I really did not think he would make it through the Whipples op at his age. I am pleased to say we were all wrong. Good old dad stuck to his guns, said he was having the op, "kill or cure". What a brave man. He deserves to live the five years he was promised. Doubt he will go for chemo, he has this year to catch up on.

Thank you to everyone who supported me through some really difficult periods, as without this Forum, I would have been lost. It has provided me with an invaluable source of information, and the confidence to tackle the doctors and consultants, as the hospital waiting games etc are a total nightmare.

Anyone out there going through an awful time, and I know there will be many. My message is do not give up. Do as much research as you can on the condition, and don't be afraid to ask the questions you feel are necessary. If anyone out there wants my e-mail address ask the moderator and I will be happy to help.
Carmel xxx

PCUK Nurse Jeni
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Re: 82 year old dad newly diagnosed with pancreatic cancer

Postby PCUK Nurse Jeni » Tue Aug 02, 2011 11:01 am

Wonderful news Carmel!
And a inspiration to others who may be starting on this journey.

Jeni.