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RWP,Jr.


My husband was an outstanding man. It was his acclimation towards life that kept him alive for 18 months (of an almost normal life, after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. He was 55 years old when he died. He lived and played HARD!! Regretfully he drank too much and smoked both of which I gave up years ago. I was his primary caregiver. I was not trained in the medical field. My degrees are in education. The most difficult procedure for me, as the caregiver, was maintaing his PIC line and giving his medications to him in that form. But, I'm here to tell anyone, that they can do whatever they have to do in order to maintain the life of a loved one. The chemo helped to reduce the tumors and to give us, our whole family, the additional time with him but it also took its toll. I don't think, in retrospect, now 3 yrs. and 9 days, that we would have chosen another way to go. The 'power of positive thinking' is what kept him from the usual side effects of chemo. and gave us the time we were so very lucky to receive. What people who are not directly effected by cancer don't realize is that cancer not only can destroy the victim of the disease BUT the entire family, if they allow it. So if there is some way, other than financially, that I can help please don't hesitate to contact me.


Posted 04/24/2005 11:34 am by RWP, Jr.
E-mail Address: pagpjax@aol.com

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