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Pancreatic Cancer/Metastasized was posted 06/17/2017 02:09 pm by Ken
E-mail Address: kennethcombs69@gmail.com

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My father was diagnosed with Pancreatic cancer that had metastasized to his liver on about July 6th or 7th. I can't really remember the exact date because from that point point on my life was upside down but that is really close if not correct. They told dad that he had at least 6 months to live, so I came home and done a little research and found that 6 months was unheard of with this kind of diagnosis. So any way time went on we brought dad home to enjoy what time he had left and about two weeks in he started to swell rally bad in his legs, so we called the ambulance and they took him in to the hospital. When they started running tests on dad they found that dads blood had gotten sooo thin that they were afraid that he was going to bleed out through any orifice on his body (dad was not on any kind of blood thinners other than aspirin once daily) they could not tell us why this was happening. The doctor pretty much pushed us to take dad to the Hospice center and keep him comfortable there because if he started to bleed, well let's just say it's not something a family would need to go through with there love one. So we took the Doctor at his word and took dad to Hospice dad was awake and alert we talked and enjoyed being with him that day by the next morning dad was unresponsive and the end was in sight for dad, to make a long story short by that night dad was gasping for air and about 3:00 pm dad went home to be with the Lord. Dad was 69 and a Vietnam Vet he had Diabetes he also had Parkinson disease all which is related to Agent Orange that he was in during Vietnam. Anyone that has to go through this with their family members I completely feel for you it is such a sad thing. I hope dads story may bring light for someone that may have unanswered questions, of course every case is not the same. God Bless to all!

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