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so very scared was posted 07/30/1999 08:59 pm by mowgli
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Dad had his Whipple October of 1998. He had no chemo, radiation etc. He did have complications as a result of the surgery...his weight has gone from 170 to about 120, he developed severe rectal bleeding, he has been in the hospital for an e-coli infection and of course he has had constant pain and weakness. Since last December he has been told that much of his pain has been due to a "surgical adhesion" that might resolve itself. Sadly, the pain has become very intense and his ability to eat diminished. At this moment he is in the hospital on morphine with a tube down his throat into his stomach. They are trying to clean out his system and then will do surgery...possibly on an emergency basis...because his bowels seem to be blocked due to the adhesion. When we questioned the Dr. that he had a blood test that indicated no tumor his response was that one can not always tell from a blood test and that the xray showing the blocked bowel would not determine a tumor either....WE ARE VERY FRIGHTENED to think that what has been thought to be a surgical adhesion may now turn out to be a tumor! I guess we will know for sure in a day or so but i will say that the suffering this causes sucks!

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