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My father was diagnosed with advanced stage (4) pancreas cancer on April 28,
1999. He was immediately admitted into the hospital where he remained for
approximately 2 months. Since his cancer was so advanced, they could not do
the Whipple procedure to cure it. At one point he was released to come home
but that lasted only four days. He was unable to eat and continually vomited.
He was readmitted into the hospital and it was learned that the cancer was
blocking his small intestines preventing him from eating. They inserted a
tube that would feed him and discharge waste. My father weighed 230 lbs. in
August of 1998 and by April of 1999, he was down to 170 lbs. My dad was sent
home for 10 days in June before he passed away on Father's Day, June 20,
1999. He was on Morphine and died peacefully, never once mentioning any pain
he may have been in. Hospice was brought in for the last 10 days and did a
wonderful job with my father. He died at the age of 63. I hope that a cure or
at least some diagnostic tests can be found to prevent this aweful and
dibilitating disease. Connie Farrington
Posted 07/21/1999 10:55 am by Connie F.
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