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Chris R. was posted 10/01/1998 09:03 am by Julie R.
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Hi Chris -- I tried to post a message to you yesterday, and for some reason it didn't. I was getting ready to leave work, so I couldn't type it again. So, I'll try now! My Mom has also experienced the swelling in her legs, basically from the very beginning of her chemo treatments. She was diagnosed in April, and started chemo in June after having the Whipple. When I was home in June (she's in Indiana and I'm in Florida) her legs were quite swollen. After I left, she ended up getting some medicine for the swelling, but I can't remember what it was. That seemed to help for awhile, but it started up again. She just recently got out of the hospital because of the swelling. Her doctor was concerned about blood clots, and put her on an IV for about 5 days. She is now on a blood thinner, and seems to be doing fine. Her doctor says that swelling and pancreatic cancer are like "ham and eggs -- they just go together." She weighed 150 when she got sick, and is now down to 114 lbs. She is on Gemzar, and always feels better when she gets to have her 2 week break between treatments -- gets her appetite back and some energy. She's 76 years old, and unfortunately wasn't extremely active before she got sick. I'm going home at Christmas, so I'll really "see" how she's doing. I don't think anything I've told you answers any of your questions, but I just thought I'd share my Mom's experience with you. Glad to hear you made it through Georges. We seem to be getting a bit of him right now as he's making his way back out to the Atlantic. It's been quite rainy up here in Gainesville. Take care. Thoughts and prayers with you and your family.

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