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Our mother ROSIE went into the hospital last friday. She had been nauseated and could not eat and had lost 7lbs in a couple of weeks. Urine was very dark and skin was yellow. On Sunday they found a tumor on her pancreas and they did a biopsy that day. The first 2 surgeons came in and told her there was nothing they could do and then a 3rd surgeon came and told her he thought he could do a procedure called 'Whipple'. The surgery was done on that Tuesday. Mom has done well post op, has had a temp and alot of pain. Today she was told that the cancer was in the lymph nodes and the surgeon is referring her to an oncology doctor. They did remove the whole pancreas, the tumor was on the head of the pancreas. When I read the testamonials I cry because it seems as if they are better for a short time and then are taken from us. She will need chemo and radiation soon. Our mom has always been there for everyone else and now she needs help and prayers.

Posted 09/23/2003 07:15 pm by DEB AND APRIL
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