Karen's Cancer Blog

Cancer Blog Entries Archived by Date

2017 (2)

May (1)

I Come to the Garden Alone: Hi my friends.  It's with a heavy heart that I let you know my Dad passed away last Monday on May 1...

March (1)

: My Dad went on hospice last week. It has been a very painful time for me personally. I want to cry e...

2016 (4)

October (1)

80% of pancreatic cancers come back after surgery: This is a statistic I guess I had read before but possibly put it out of my mind.  Like most stats ...

June (1)

Summertime and the living is...well sort of easy:   Do not anticipate trouble or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight. ---Ben Fra...

March (1)

Johns Hopkins : Well it's certainly been awhile since I posted last! I hope everyone is doing OK, better than OK!! S...

January (1)

No, Yes, No, Yes, OK No:   Well, we received the news right before the New Year that my Dad won't have surgery.  They did ...

2015 (21)

November (3)

I'm so grateful for all of you! So thanks! : I'm getting emotional today because I'm so grateful for so many people this year and that includes a...
Need your ideas!! Help Wanted! : Hello!  I'm excited to announce that I am the official PurpleLight Chair next year for the Pancan O...
: Hello my friends!! I wanted to share this funny video but with you about "Pittsburgh is stronger tha...

October (2)

Trip to Dr Zeh and CT : Hello everyone!  My Dad had his CT scan today and appointment with Dr Zeh. The surgery is still po...
Shark Cartilage : Hello friends! Just wondering if anyone has anymore info on shark cartilage as a treatment for canc...

September (1)

Albie : I'm sad to learn that Albie passed away from pancreatic cancer.  This disease is so disheartening a...

August (6)

In Awe: Well it's been 3 days and my Dad is still kicking as they say!! It truly is a miracle!!! I am thankf...
Merciful : Well folks it's looking like my Dad is at the end here. He is refusing anymore blood transfusions an...
Out of the ICU and then back...Happy birthday Dad: Sitting here in the ICU waiting room again. My dad spent his 73rd birthday here at the hospital tod...
Really need your prayers!!: Really need your prayers right now!!!!! My Dad is in the ER and things are getting serious. He came ...
Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow!!!!: My Dad went to Hillman today and we received amazing news!!! The tumor has peeled away from the bloo...
After the Storm!: My Dad had his CT scan on Monday and yesterday we went over the results with Dr Rothman. Good news! ...

June (1)

Wage Hope and My Letter to Congress To Do So!: Hello everyone! I am happy to announce that I've written to those crooked politicians to ask for hel...

May (8)

Fly Fishing is Beautiful!:                     My Dad used to have a green t-shirt that said this in his ...
Communication Skills (or lack thereof) : I'm starting to get pissed off here. This Cancer Center in Erie isn't communicating well with us. Ev...
Still In Shock : Today was a good day for my Dad. I made him and my mom salmon, squash, and green beans and my dad wa...
Pancreatic Cancer Diet Recommendations or Tips?: Hello everyone! Just wondering if any of you had any tips (or recipes) for pancreatic cancer for my ...
My Dad, the photographer : My Dad has always loved taking pictures of us, his dogs, nature in general, and flowers. And it's fo...
When the patient and caregiver switch roles: There are highs and lows for cancer patients...and caregivers I'm learning!! My mom, my middle sist...
Fever Before Chemo? : My dad has been running a fever all day today and has been very cold and had chills. He hasn't even ...
How to sleep again after pancreatic cancer?: How do you sleep again after you know your loved one has cancer? I don't know! Haha! That's why I'm ...
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Karen's Dad

May 1, 2017

Vital Info

Posts

May 5, 2015

Cambridge Springs, Pennsylvania 16403

May 1, 2017

Cancer Info

Pancreas Cancer

Adenocarcinoma

April 17, 2015

Stage 3

2.1 - 3.0 cm

Yes

I hate the pancreas! Who thinks about the pancreas??

Cherish every moment of your life and being around your loved ones. Have patience in all you do especially with your family (sometimes we are the least patient with them because we know eventually they will forgive us!)

Eat your own cruciferous veggies! They can help prevent pancreatic cancer.

Not to organs, arteries are involved: hepatic and celiac axis

Field and Stream gift certificates for my Dad!

Primary: Erie Regional Cancer Center Surgery consultation: Hillman Cancer Center Surgery: John Hopkins Baltimore

Walk your puppies. Dogs give me a happiness that humans cannot. If you have dogs you understand. If you don't, you have been missing out.

Take a deep breath and if you can't take a deep breath, find something to laugh about!

Prior to stent: extreme nausea, fatigue, weight loss (15 lbs), back pain, jaundice, loss of appetite (unable to finish meals), abdominal pain, needing to take several anti-acids daily Present: back pain, feeling easily full, abdominal pain, increased appetite for potato pancakes!!!!!!

Extreme fatigue, some dry heaving, hair loss, neutropenia

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