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LINDA W.


Hello,my husband name is Kyle.Kyle had never been sick, has worked as a coal miner for 27 years, Kyle got hurt at work, and that is how we found out he had Pancreatic Cancer,Admitted to the hopital oct. 1,1999 stay a month,had surgery and that when he was dx.The cancer had not spread so he was started on radiation tx. for 5 weeks everyday,a total of 27 tx.Kyle had no problems with the radiation,Then we started hischemo treatment (Gemzar) once a week, he has had 16 tx. of Gemzar,with no side affects,only severe fatigue about the second day after his chemo tx. His oncologist says he is in remission,It is a struggle everyday, so far the pain is bearable, releived by percocet,he is slowly gaining his strenght back and some weight,because of the initial long hospital stay he lost weight from 239 to 170 present weight,God has been good to us and has given us strength to get through this storm. I am his wife and caregiver,I am also an emergency room nurse, which helps.so much.


Posted 07/23/2000 10:49 am by LindaW
E-mail Address: lindagw@aol.com

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