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Clear Scan! was posted 06/29/2010 06:47 pm by Jonathan
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Well I've officially passed the one year post surgery milestone with no evidence of recurrence. Actually my surgery was 13 months ago today. My CA 19-9 was 4.3, down from 5.5 3 1/2 months ago.

I almost feel like I shouldn't post this since so many others are having a hard time fighting this beast. The main reason I decided to go ahead and post is that there was a time for me when things weren't nearly as positive. My first attempted surgery was an open & close, the surgeon said my pancreas was 'an inflamed mess' and he wouldn't take the chance of proceeding with the whipple. After 3 months of chemo we tried again and even though things weren't much better with my pancreas he proceeded with the complete whipple.

I would like to be able to tell you that I've been a model patient and was saved because of some wonderful new supplement or diet that I discovered, but that would be far from the truth. What would be the truth in my opinion is that I was blessed with a great caregiver and family that loved me and supported me every step of the way, they helped, they prayed, they hoped and they never gave up.

So, God bless all the caregivers and families who are taking up the fight with your loved one. I believe you play an invaluable role in this battle.

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