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lovelsu
LSU Fan
Crowley, LA
Member since Jan 2007
706 posts

Pancreatic cancer update
Hi all,
I promised I would keep my friends on TD updated on any developments so here is the latest.
I made it through the 28 days of radiation but I will admit it was rough. I don't think it was the radiation so much as the oral chemo that knocked me down. I had fewer side effects with the regular (through a port) chemo then the pill form! I now have neuropathy in my feet (no feeling) but hopefully it will pass with time. O.k. now for the good news. When this adventure began my tumor markers were at 1700, after chemo they dropped to 37 (35 is normal)! Since radiation they are down to 25! My surgeon was so excited and my Whipple surgery is now scheduled for this Wednesday the 28th! He feels the tumor has receded enough from an artery and a vein for him to remove most if not all of the tumor. All of my doctors feel I have a shot at winning this battle! Of course we will know more after surgery but no matter the outcome I am going to fight as long as my quality of life is acceptable (I had a few doubts during the radiation treatments)!
So, please keep me in your thoughts and prayers this Wednesday. As soon as possible I will post on surgery results. Thanks everyone!


diat150
Tulane Fan
OPELOUSAS
Member since Jun 2005
26234 posts

re: Pancreatic cancer update
Good luck to you.


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HeadyMurphey
LSU Fan
Los Santos
Member since Jan 2008
16570 posts

re: Pancreatic cancer update
Awesome. Good luck!


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Btrtigerfan
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Dec 2007
10866 posts

re: Pancreatic cancer update
You got them. Get in there and throw strikes. Channel your inner Hess.


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NYNolaguy1
LSU Fan
Member since May 2011
12033 posts

re: Pancreatic cancer update
Best of luck.


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Jimmy2shoes
LSU Fan
The South
Member since Mar 2014
4249 posts

re: Pancreatic cancer update
Glad to hear positive things!


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Cosmo
Houston Astros Fan
glassman's guest house
Member since Oct 2003
82857 posts

re: Pancreatic cancer update
Stay strong bro

You have a tough road but treatment has improved over the last couple decades.

Have seen pretty advanced cases go on to live many years


adavis
LSU Fan
Member since Aug 2007
3742 posts

re: Pancreatic cancer update
Prayers with you man. Keep fighting this thing


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Rebel
Memphis Fan
Graceland
Member since Jan 2005
96235 posts

re: Pancreatic cancer update
Prayers your way.

You will beat this.


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White Roach
LSU Fan
Member since Apr 2009
5622 posts
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re: Pancreatic cancer update
Glad to hear the good news! Hope your recovery from surgery is quick and complete.


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TROLA
Chicago Cubs Fan
BATON ROUGE
Member since Apr 2004
9198 posts

re: Pancreatic cancer update
Keep fighting.


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UncleRuckus
LSU Fan
Member since Feb 2013
3497 posts

re: Pancreatic cancer update
Best of luck!


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Lou Pai
Houston Astros Fan
Member since Dec 2014
14736 posts

re: Pancreatic cancer update
Great to hear, just said a prayer. Best wishes and stay strong this week!


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Stevo
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2004
7398 posts

re: Pancreatic cancer update
Great news! Stay positive.


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xcoach
LSU Fan
North LA
Member since Dec 2010
69 posts

re: Pancreatic cancer update
Keep fighting it and we will be praying for you.


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BeachDude022
New York Yankees Fan
Dallas
Member since Dec 2006
26397 posts

re: Pancreatic cancer update
Such amazing news!! Way to kick cancer in the groin and keep chugging along! So happy for you and proud of you!


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Lithium
South Alabama Fan
Member since Dec 2004
48405 posts

re: Pancreatic cancer update
Prayers and best of luck. Can I ask where you are having your surgery and treatments?



SCLibertarian
South Carolina Fan
Conway, South Carolina
Member since Aug 2013
6316 posts

re: Pancreatic cancer update
Who in God's name downvotes this?


LSURussian
LSU Fan
Member since Feb 2005
102063 posts

re: Pancreatic cancer update
quote:

my tumor markers were at 1700, after chemo they dropped to 37 (35 is normal)! Since radiation they are down to 25!
That is great news! Keep the good news coming!

Good thoughts towards you on Wednesday....


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Roll Tide Ravens
Alabama Fan
Birmingham, AL
Member since Nov 2015
3542 posts

re: Pancreatic cancer update
Prayers sent your way. Keep faithful and you will no doubt beat it.


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