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Pancreas Cancerdepression was posted 11/30/2008 11:10 pm by Pat O.
I understand. My husband was able to have surgery, and inspite of some
complications was bound and determined to recover, prepare for his
treatments, and survive. He did everything the doctors told him.
Unfortunately he fell into a deep depression during this process. At times
he would sit and just stare.....and cry. This board advised me to get him on
an antidepressant immediately. I mentioned this to him...and you would have
thought I told him to take poison! No way was he taking any such medication!
He actually was a bit insulted. He totally refused to even consider he may
I finally just called his doctor, explained the situation, and asked him to
somehow talk him into taking an antidepressant, any way he could. His doctor
is great....he talked him into just trying one, but ONLY because they are
known appetitite enhancers...he never once mentioned the depression. Within
a few short weeks the difference in my husband was amazing, and he knew it.
Funny thing....it's been four years since surgery....his appetite is just
fine....and he still takes his antidepressant every day.
Your dad sounds a lot like my husband, so just do what you have to do.
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