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Discussion BoardUpcoming Whipple was posted 11/17/2008 01:08 pm by Cheryl
Hello everyone, I didn't think I would be back to this site since my Uncle
Dave passed away in December 2000,of Pancreatic cancer however, my mom has
been diagnosed with a tumour in her ampulla of vater, right by the bile duct(
ampulary carcinoma. She is scheduled to have a whipple procedure next week (
my uncle wasn't a candidate because of mets to the lungs) we are all very
scared of the operation, the recovery, life afterwards, etc. She is being
operated in Toronto, Canada by a surgeon who is very experienced in this
operation. SHe has high blood pressure, low hemaglobin, and has been taking
E-prex needles once a week to boost her hemaglobin levels up. My mom is only
63yrs old and has 2 beautiful grand-daughters ages 6 and 7.5. SHe has to be
there to see them grow up, I need my mom, I am only in my 30's I am so
frustrated and angry, but yes, very thankful that she is fortunate enough to
get this operation. Any support, words of encouragement, or experiences with
this disease and/or with the whipple procedure would be much appreciated!!!
wishing you all well!!
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