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Ian is 47, was always in super health. Christmas, 1999 Ian was admited into
the hospital to see what was causing his jaundice and abdomial pain. It took
them three weeks to figure he had a "blockage of the bile duct".
They inserted a stent (do you believe it - with no anesthetic or local or
anything, he dolts!!) to relieve the bile. They did surgery Jan 24, 99 to
remove the obstruction. The surgeon took one look and sewed him back up. He
referred Ian to Sylvester Cancer Center at Jackson in Miami. Because of the
incredible weightloss, they were going to fatten Ian up with a liquid venous
diet through a port inserted into his chest. While putting this port in, they
punctured his lung. 4 long days trying to fix that problem. I drove him to
Miami, the next day he had a Whipple. Released from the hospital in a week.
From Feb through October 99, Ian was geting healthier loking, gaining weight
and we traveled and had fun. He refused all aftercare, chemo, etc. Since
November, he is getting sicker and sicker and is losing weight. Finally we
went and he got a local oncologist (through Holy Cross Hospital Biennes
Cancer Cener in Ft. Lauderdale). He has mets large, numerous) in his liver,
perineural involvement, etc. The chemo port goes in next week. His protocol
is 6 weeks/1 time per week, then 1 on, wo weeks off. This sounded like a pat
answer. We'll see...
Posted 01/27/2000 03:11 pm by Valan
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