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RicheH was posted 08/01/2008 07:14 am by Anonymous
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Richie:

Yes, it certainly does. My husband just couldn't get a break. At first, we thought we were lucky that he could have the Whipple. Unfortunately, he was hospitalized with a very serious infection three days after we returned home from Baltimore. He was hospitalized with that infection for 31 days. He came home on TPN 24/7 and IV antibiotics. We also found out while he was hospitalized that he had liver mets (two weeks after his Whipple). Couldn't have radiation anymore and chemo was delayed because he was so weak. We didn't start chemo until March and his Whipple was in December.

The cards were just stacked against him for the beginning. He passed peacefully on July 7th. I had his memorial service on our 34th wedding anniversary.

Thanks for your kind words.

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