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2/2/15 9:07 P

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Woo hoo!! That is great news about the PET scan! Can't tell you anything about the Abraxcine; I just wanted to cheer the good news!

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2/2/15 8:28 P

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emoticon he is eating great now , everything and anything he wants but of course he has Type 1 diabetes now too . BUT his Pet scan showed no activity anywhere and the metastasis ( 2 cm ) is GONE !! Praise God !!!! He starts chemo this week for 4 months of Abraxcine . Anyone hear of it and how it side effects are ?



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12/17/14 10:39 P

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GG - Can you make smoothies for him? You can do all kinds of fruit and yogurt and even ice cream to get nutrients and calories in him. Or even milk shakes? They may taste better than Glucerna. Not as nutritious, but anything is better than nothing. Good luck, dear!

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12/15/14 4:26 P

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Thank you for the information ...i didn't think anyone was still on the team , I am sorry about Frank too . My husband isn't eating very well and has lost more weight . He says everything taste really bad and it makes him sick to even think about eating . He is drinking 3 Glucerna shakes a day but is getting sick of it too. Soup is about all he eats and cereal . Thanks again .



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12/3/14 6:11 P

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Hi again, GGmom -

Here's a link to the Survivors and Caregivers section of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network:

http://www.pancan.org/section-facing-pan
creatic-cancer/find-support-resources/
connect-with-other-survivors-and-caregivers/

You can request to be connected with a volunteer, and communicate one-on-one; there is also a lot of information about treatments, clinical trials, and the like.

Here are some survivor stories:

http://www.pancan.org/section_stories/

There is a similar group for colon cancer, and I have found a lot of support and information there.

Hoping for the best...

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12/2/14 5:00 P

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Thank you both ! emoticon



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12/2/14 1:28 A

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Oh, GGmom, I am so sorry to hear that! Pancreatic cancer is one of the really tough ones, I think. Frank (my husband) says he feels like his cancer is taking him apart piece by piece. I don't know any pancreatic cancer survivors personally, but I will ask the next time our support group meets.

In the meantime, my thoughts will be with you and your husband. Try to be good to yourself...I know how hard that is, though! emoticon

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12/1/14 11:22 P

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GG - Unfortunately, every case is different and depends on the individual circumstances. Did they say what stage he is? Try to support him and still remember to take care of yourself. Try to reduce carbs since they are too cancer friendly and that will help both of you. Vent here if you need to!

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12/1/14 8:37 P

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emoticon my dh has NH lymphoma in his sinuses and now they tell us he has pancreatic cancer .....had his spleen and pancreas out , except the head 3 wks ago . He has lost 28 lbs since then and sleeps all day and is getting weaker , he can't eat but has to push something down as he is now a diabetic because of the surgery . Well all i want to do is eat after 8 pm mostly ...then i don't want to eat at all . I just want to hear that someone has survived more than 2 yrs after surgery and i can't find 1 emoticon



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10/30/14 1:31 A

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I'm sorry Frank's cancer has returned. I can understand how the stress has made you want to overeat, but remember, that staying away from sugar/starches that spike your blood sugar is the best way to not have a letdown and loss of energy. Exercise is a good way to relieve stress.
I've been lucky that my son, Nathan is now 30 and he has been cancer free for five years. He works out daily and does Yoga so if his cancer returns he will be as fit as possible to deal with it. He has gotten his weight back up to 200#, which was good as when he was sick he was down at 160#. (He's 6'.)
My husband had his colon rupture last year & had to have a colostomy for 3 months, so I know that isn't easy. He also had to have surgery for a rupture. Thankfully, he didn't have cancer.

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10/29/14 4:34 P

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We certainly do understand. When I lost my daughter, Debbi, to cancer last year, it just seemed like the only answer to the way I felt was to eat. And eat I did!! I am now trying to lose the 30lbs I put back on. Hang in there. You have to keep strong and healthy for your husband. If you need someone to talk to just drop me an email. emoticon

i am not going to get old until i am 110 and then i'm going to think about it!!!!



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10/13/14 8:28 P

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So my diet and exercise have really been suffering lately. I haven't recorded all my foods in a couple of weeks (I'll do breakfast, then start pigging out, and don't record anything for the rest of the day). I only exercise on the days when my trainer makes me do it. I know I need to be in good health so I can take care of my husband, but somehow I have really lost my way.

Frank (hubby) is having a very hard time too; the recurrence of his cancer has really depressed him, and on top of everything else he has an ostomy bag, and now a hernia near the ostomy. He doesn't want to eat, because he doesn't want to deal with the bag, but then he gets really hungry and eats a lot all at once; last night he really got sick, and has been pretty miserable (in a lot of pain) all day today. I seem to eat more when he's like this :-(

Anyway, I don't know that there are any magic answers other than I just have to pick myself up and get back to exercising and being mindful about what I eat. I just needed to vent, and I figured you guys would understand :-)

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