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Pancreas CancerHe is gone at 36 was posted 02/14/2016 07:53 pm by Sno
February 11th, 2016 my little brother lost his fight with PC. In the end of
December, a day before his 36th birthday he had a Whipple revision because of
abdominal pain and return of jaundice. Since, then everything went downhill
He was diagnosed the last week of April 2015. Successful Whipple mid-May,
chemo and Staged at T2n1m0 poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma.
Chemo+radiation at MDAnderson in Phoenix. Dxed stage 4 with 2 small mets to
liver in the end of November. Whipple revision in the end of December
revealed peritonial Mets. Worsening jaundice, fat and muscle loss, edema, and
uncontolable pain set in. Someone on this board honestly described their
experience with a young healthy person's last weeks/days -- it was truly
horrible. My brother was on fentanol, oxicodone, hydromorphon all at once,
and then on methadone and hydromorphon. Nothing relieved the pain, and
despite all sorts of medications to relieve the opioid side effects on the
stomach and bowels, nothing worked.
He passed away in agony, I know because I was there with him.
To all fighting this disease, be strong and live you live to the fullest,
just like my little brother did!
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