Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Day
November 13, 2015 6:28am CST
The end of July of 2009 my father was having stomach issues. He went to the doctor and with a few tests it was determined he had Pancreatic Cancer. The doctor gave him a year to live. He was a very organized person and he got busy making sure all of his records and financial information was up to date. I live 800 miles away so it was up to my sister and her husband to sit with him and go over all the documents in preparation. The middle of August my husband and I went to New Jersey to 'keep an eye on him' as he was afraid of being alone. He barely ate, soup and only a few sips is what he existed on. Early September the doctor said he couldn't live alone any longer and was transferred to the care center of his retirement village. He wasn't happy about that but in a few days he adjusted until he had a stroke. That was the beginning of the end. He came out of that episode blind. Within a few days he was gone. A year? No more like 6 weeks. Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Day - I'm aware of it, but I wish I didn't have to be.
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• Northampton, England
13 Nov 15
Pancreatic really is one of the worst cancers to get and one for which there has been the least progress in the past 50 or so years. I'm very sorry for your loss. These 'time lines' are only ever guesses and I'm sorry your dad's was so much shorter.
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