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Jim was diagnosed in the beginning of August 2000 with Pancreatic Cancer that had spread to the lymph nodes, lungs, liver. He was hospitalized at the end of that July due to being jaundiced. It was after being transferred to John Hopkins Hospital that the diagnoses was made. He underwent a stent placement for bile drainage and then into Chemotherapy with Gemzar being the agent used. From September through January continued with the Gemzar. It was in January that through a Cat Scan that it was determined that he was no longer responding to the Chemo. Soon after that he entered Hospice Care. Since inital diagnoses only major problem has been when stent has become blocked and has had to be replaced twice. He continues to experience continuing weight loss going from 220 to a current weight of about 140. Primary caregiver is myself his life partner of almost 8 years.


Posted 05/10/2001 12:52 pm by JeffA
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