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Clay was posted 09/30/2001 11:40 pm by Millie
E-mail Address: milliewms@yahoo.com

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My husband had a whipple in April of 2000 when he was 67 years old. He has now survived 17 months -- more than the 12 the surgeon gave him at the time. The surgery was rough -- we were lucky to live in Ft. Worth where his doctor was very skilled at the procedure. He followed up with chemo and radiation and was in remission for several months. When the cancer mestasticed to the liver, he was put on a trial study which once again worked for four months. At the present, he is going to San Antonio to CTRC to participate in a Phase I Clinical Trial for a drug T-106, which is aimed at solid mass tumors. It has not been easy -- but my husband is very strong and determined to fight this disease. His greatest trials have been diahrrhea, fatigue, and most recently moderate to severe back pain. Yet, he remains optimistic. My advice would be to 'go for it' insomuch as your grandmother is willing. You would never want to subject a loved one to suffering -- yet at no time would you leave a stone unturned. Love, kisses, prayers and hopes to you. Millie

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