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MOTHER'S WHIPPLE was posted 08/31/1999 07:48 pm by JERI
E-mail Address: JLDILLON@UNCG.EDU

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MY MOTHER RECENTLY UNDERWENT THE WHIPPLE SURGERY AND HAS SINCE COME HOME FROM THE HOSPITAL. SHE IS EXPERIENCING A LOT OF NAUSEA BUT IS ABLE TO EAT A LITTLE FOOD AND KEEP IT DOWN. SHE DOESN'T HAVE ANY ENERGY AT ALL AND I WAS WONDERING IF THAT IS NORMAL AND HOW LONG IT WILL LAST. SHE WENT THROUGH CHEMO AND RADIATION PRIOR TO THE SURGERY AND THINGS LOOKED GOOD UNTIL THE PATHOLOGY REPORT CAME BACK. THERE WAS CANCER IN TWO NODES AND ANOTHER AREA BUT NOT YET VISIBLE TO THE EYE. THE DOCTOR IS RECOMMENDING 4 MONTHS OF CHEMOTHERAPY BEGINNING AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. MY SISTERS AND MYSELF ARE NOT QUITE SURE THAT SHE CAN STAND 4 MONTHS OF CHEMOTHERAPY AT THIS POINT. I WAS WONDERING IF ANYONE HAS BEEN THROUGH A SIMILAR EXPERIENCE AND WHAT THE CHANCES ARE THAT THE CHEMOTHERAPY POST WHIPPLE WILL GIVE HER A CHANCE TO BEAT THE MEDIAN SURVIVAL. SHE IS AN INCREDIBLE WOMAN AND HER POSITIVE ATTITUDE HAS REALLY AMAZED THROUGH EVERYTHING THAT SHE HAS BEEN THROUGH SINCE MAY OF THIS YEAR. PLEASE RESPOND WITH ANY ADVICE OR POSITIVE SUGGESTIONS AND ENCOURAGEMENT. THANKS!!!!

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