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Dennis was posted 05/31/2006 11:16 am by Ne
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Thank you for the info. He's going to see the pain Dr this morning. My husband is 58 yrs old. He will be 59 june 17th. Since my daughter is allergic to compazine he will not take it. He is now on Metadone, Elavil, Phenergan, Kytril, Roxanol, Humalog & Lantus. His tumor is inoperable. If I didn't have my faith and trust in the lord I wouldn,t be able to make it one more day. The same is true with Dennis. He's been to the healing rooms. Has been baptized. But can't let go of the anger. I never leave him (not allowed) always has been that way. He has been Disabled since 1999 due to an injury at work. He will be having a CA19-9 draw on the 8th along with another CAT scan. My own Dr has put me on nitro, wellbutin, celexa & klonopin. Some days are harder than others. I also have a daughter that will be giving birth to a baby girl any day with a two vessel cord. Which means the baby could have a heart defect. The baby is due on her Dads birthday. I don't mean to complain or sound mean or hard. But I fell this will be a place were someone will understand me. I love my Husband very much he has been my life since I have been 19. I'm now 50. I have watched my husband go from being a big STRONG MAN to being dependent on me. It's very hard for him to ask for help. Maybe thats why he gets so angry. Seems to have good days and then very real bad days. Very forgetful. I have had to take the car keys away from him. With all the meds hes on I'm afraid for him to drive. His father died at the age of 49 with Cancer (colon?) could of been PC He died in 1970. Opened him up and closed that fast died within 5 wks. The waiting game is Hard. My daugther actually sent her dad to the Dr to get his pancreas checked. She does Ultra sounds for a living in a Hospital. Only organ that you can't see is the Pancreas. Dr. Reber at UCLA told us it was inoperable. Tumor lying on large vessel. His blood counts stayed within normal range all through treatment. Only thing that was very low was Potassium. Has had to be hydrated numerous times. Takes 3 potassiums aday. Drinks Gaterade which does't help with Blood sugars! Blood Pressure goes up and down 175/101 sitting to 84/60 standing. Blood sugar hoovers around 298. Trying to learn all I can to help him through this awful time. Thanks for the Prayers and listening

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