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14 th Whipple Anniversary was posted 03/24/2018 08:59 pm by C'ville
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Tomorrow will be my husband's 14th year Whipple Anniversary! He was stage 2b /w 1 lymph node out of 11 positive! They removed his entire pancreas, spleen, 1/4 stomach, common bile duct, and part of sm. intestine. In hospital 18 days and transitional care 12 days. On feeding tube 6 months. Had chemo and radiation. Had 2 more surgeries in a yrs time for blockages due to scar tissue from surg and radiation. No recurrence. One thing that comes to mind was he always had a goal to accomplish even if it was walking down to the end of the driveway dragging his IV standard /w tube feeding. Another was wanting to golf well the end of May I clamped of his feeding tube and off to the golfing range we went. He hit 4 balls and was a happy man!! He had a very rough 2 yrs. He was 71 at the time now 85 and doing well, not great but okay for a 85 yr old man.

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