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Pancreatic cancer recurrence: Anyone else?

Pancreatic Cancer | Last Active: Jan 6 10:19pm | Replies (48)

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Hi @hopeful33250

It’s been a month and I am completely recovered from the procedure to open my duodenum that was constricted with the maglignancy. The stent is working well and I am back to eating most everything with no problems.

I am feeling so good so far, except that I have noticed I tire more easily. I am having no symptoms and I’m back to doing all of my normal activities.

I lost a little over 20 lbs when I was having digestive problems because of the stricture, and although I am eating much more these days, I am not gaining any of the weight back.

The hospice nurse is coming in once a week and so far all my vitals are fine.

I’m not sure what to expect. I’m sleeping well and the only thing they’ve put me on is a daily dose of Miralax so I won’t have another blockage like I had after being released from the hospital. I still don’t understand that since I was on clear liquids for almost 2 weeks.

I thank God for all the good days I am having and the ability to get “all my ducks in a row.” So my kids won’t have so much to do when I pass.

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Hello @sadiegrace

I so appreciate hearing from you with an update. I think that your fatigue is to be expected since you did lose 20 pounds. Yes, Miralax is a good plan to keep blockages from forming. I think that everyone with upper digestive tract problems has to deal with this. Since I've had three surgeries for carcinoid cancer in the duodenal bulb I've been using Miralax on a regular basis. It really does make a difference.

I have also had weight loss and even though my appetite is better and I can eat more, my weight is still low.

How wonderful that you can resume your normal activities, now. That has to be very encouraging!

I enjoy hearing from you. I admire your courage and persistence in making your life as full as you can. Will you keep in touch and let me know how you are doing?

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