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Ipmn was posted 09/24/2019 04:26 pm by Anonymous
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Your dad is 79 years old which is amazing. Is he active, independent, have a good quality of life? If yes, he is willing to risk all of that for a maybe. Whipple and chemo is brutal. What could he gain by doing one or the other or both?

I speak from experience. I was way younger than your dad and itís taken me 4 years to gain weight. I had no appetite for that long. I take Creon with everything I eat. I live with chronic, uncontrollable diarrhea, abdominal pain and other issues. Quality of life is diminished. Not to sound uncaring but heís already had a long life. Would you rather have him pass naturally or secondary to treatment?

Whatever your decision, research, research, research. Good luck.

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