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I'm usually a well educated patient as I was pursuing a Bachelor's in Nursing during the first few years I was on active duty in the Air Force. I changed my major to Management and Human Resources when I realized how difficult it would be to get through all the clinicals while working 50 to 60 hours a week on the flightline. I still remember most of what I learned from my anatomy and physiology classes but the technology, medications, surgical procedures, and overall treatment regimens to fight almost all forms of cancer we see today were non-existent when I was in college. I still know where to find accurate information and which medical sites are reliable but getting advice directly from those who have lived it is priceless compared to any peer reviewed study.
I'll look up the Facebook Page for the Whipple Warriors and share it with my wife. Although I'm not looking forward to the surgery and recovery, I would gladly have it done this afternoon if the surgeon was available. I want to get the tumor and all the surrounding tissue and organs that might be affected out so I know exactly what the radiation and chemo regimen will include.
Again, thank you so much for the positive words and for reinforcing my opinion that I'll get through this and be able to continue enjoying a productive, happy life for many more years. Best wishes to both of you!
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