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Stage 4 was posted 10/28/2018 04:03 am by Vicki
E-mail Address: Mvstephx2@yahoo.com

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Hi, First of all I just want to tell you my heart goes out to you , your family and your Father. My Dad was diagnosed with Mestasis Stage 4 Cancer and he passed away a week an a half later on 10/2/18. It was so unexpected, quick and just awful. He started having problems being unable to eat and he went to doctor after Doctor and even went to a local hospital and they found nothing. They told him it was acid reflux. I live out of state and when I found out what was going on I flew immediately to Arizona and took him to a much larger hospital in Phoenix. They found his white blood cells wer extremely elevated (come to find out later on that they had already been elevated and the last hospital “missed” it). They did a full CT Scan if his stomach and found the pancreatic cancer. By this time it has spread into his stomach, bones, and lungs. They sent him home with hospice care and we lost him a week and a half later. We were told he more than likely had it for years but no one ever finds it until it is almost or in my Dads case, too late. They said it is because it isn’t usually discovered until the symptoms are severe. We were all shocked. My Dad never smoked a day in his life, stayed very active, rarely drank and was never sick. In fact he had only been in the hospital once in his life when he had his gall bladder removed. Cancer doesn’t run in our family at all. It is an awful, awful disease and I hope a cure can be found. We decided to be open with my Dad and we asked hundreds of questions with the Doctors, Nurses and hospice. Hospice was wonderful. They treat my Dad and is with nothing but dignity, care, and kindness. I am still so very Sad and missing my Dad terribly. I know this may not help you but the best thing you can do is ask as many questions as you can so you can at least feel as if you have some answers. There isn’t a cure yet but prayers always help. My Dad elect d not to have chemo because they said it would be very painful and wou only lengthen his life maybe a couple of months if he were lucky. The best thing we can do in regard to our Fathers is to continue to try and find a cure and answes as well as keep their memories alive. Someone once told me to let my Dad talk as long and as much as he wants and that is what I did until he couldn’t talk anymore. Cherish these moments with your Dad while you can. My prayers are with you.

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