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    Stay strong Buddy. I have heard great things about the Houston treatment also
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    Stay Strong Lou, You have to till the end for your family....Best wishes and prayers for you
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    it's about attitude and going with the treatment; some do get better, gl, we are with you..!!
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    Tough news buddy, sounds like you know what you are up against. Glad you didn't ask for a time table, statistics are just numbers, they don't account for a person's will to survive and fight. There have been tremendous strides made and even though you have a tough battle ahead of you, don't give up, you may find a strength from within that you never knew you had. Even though we never interacted, I always read your posts, you are a person who clearly has their act together both in good times and difficult times. If it means anything to you, I will share your message with others, it could make a difference.

    Please post when you can on your good days and know that you are in many people's thoughts and prayers.
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    my friend ended up getting treatment at UCLA instead of houston as he felt
    their treatment methods were more advanced and varied than houston.
    hope this helps.
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    Another prayer for you, buddylou.

    Can't imagine what hearing that news must do to your psyche. Glad you believe in God and His plan for each of us. That will provide solace.
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    I wish you and your family the best during your battle with cancer.
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    I too believe it's important to see the very best specialist possible. The doctor can make a difference.
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    Sorry to hear, will say a prayer for you tonight, best of luck.
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    Buddylou's about to kick some pancreatic cancer's ass. You have incredible courage, thanks for sharing your story, you're in our thoughts and prayers.
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    Keep fighting and God Bless.....
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    prayers are with you, gl
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    Quote Originally Posted by charliepeete View Post
    you must get the whipple surgery done.asap.......5 hour surgery they take the gall bladder out plus cut the head of the pancreas plus take out the duodenum and a little stomach....asap..........good luck
    good luck finding a surgeon to do a whipple on metastatic pancreatic cancer
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    Thanks for all the well wishes , prayers and advice my friends. As far as going to Houston or elsewhere I am afraid it is not possible. Have little cash, plus deductibles and co-payments on my insurance that is really adding up already. Do not want to leave the wife with a huge debt later. Will make my stand here and now and defeat this crap on my terms. I have faith and a strong will to survive. This cancer picked the wrong SOB to mess with!
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    since buddylou's incentive in sharing was to educate, i'll post some information that's readily available anywhere. The reason pancreatic cancer is a deadly one is that the pancreas is kinda hidden deep in the abdomen making EARLY diagnosis difficult. As halekulani says, once a cancer has metastasized surgery has its limitations .(Perhaps with buddylou its still an option; again read up thoroughly on the topic buddylou, then have a sit down with your doc!) A 'whipple' is effective in the early stages. I do believe law was passed sometime in 2013 ensuring greater funds at The US National Cancer Institute allocated to improving diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic cancer. Is it estimated that pancreatic cancer will be the second deadliest by 2030. If buddylou has children, hopefully a screening test will be available in the near future for early detection. Genetics does play a role as a risk factor.

    as citizens we DO have some control in prevention of cancer. Risk factors for cancer that we do have control of;

    -smoking
    -excess alcohol use
    -obesity- long term low grade chronic inflammation can lead to cancer. Maintaining a healthy body weight is a means to ward off disease . If you don't believe me, here's the US National Cancer Institute chiming in;

    https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/...-fact-sheet#q4

    -diet
    https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/...tion/risk/diet
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    9But He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is perfected in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly in my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest on me. 10That is why, for the sake of Christ, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
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    buddylou, God bless you and your family and keep fighting the good fight. my family's prayers are with you and yours. stay strong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by buddylou View Post
    Thanks for all the well wishes , prayers and advice my friends. As far as going to Houston or elsewhere I am afraid it is not possible. Have little cash, plus deductibles and co-payments on my insurance that is really adding up already. Do not want to leave the wife with a huge debt later. Will make my stand here and now and defeat this crap on my terms. I have faith and a strong will to survive. This cancer picked the wrong SOB to mess with!
    sorry to hear. USA needs to fix shit, this is pathetic . In general, folks just have no clue how expensive their treatment will be for various procedures. Left to the wolves. Plan for retirement means having a fund for 'healthcare premiums /deductibles and unforeseen uncovered added expenses'. How much do you allocate for the 'unforeseen'? When it hits home, then it gets real. At least WARN citizens after age 50 ?

    glad your will is strong !!
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    could not imagine receiving that kind of news. bol to you sir. fight hard
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    sorry to hear this buddy,thoughts and prayers are with you
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    Prayers for you and your family Buddy. Sorry to hear this news.
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    Fucking brutal - really hope you can just find peace of mind
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    Quote Originally Posted by halekulani View Post
    good luck finding a surgeon to do a whipple on metastatic pancreatic cancer
    MY friend died of exactly this 2 weeks ago - he died with 2 months or so after being diagnosed
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    First off sorry to hear about this but it sounds like you have the right mentality. With chemo its going to beat the shit out of you. Get as healthy and strong as you as can now as you will need it at the tail end of treatment. Do some research as well, we all want to trust our DR's but they only practice what they are taught and there are some things that can help you along the way.

    I have done some research as I had family battle the C and I know some things like apple cider vinegar, can help with alkalinity in the body and may help. Put some good foods in your body. There is a lot of information out there and you can get caught up and overwhelmed with it but I figure if you can just take in a little it can go a long way. Stay positive and stay strong.

    Good luck you got this
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