Are you eligible for surgery with vascular involvement?
My Dr wants to remove my entire pancreas spleen and stomach. I’ll be type 1 diabetic and have chronic diarrhea. I’m not sure about life expectancy but it sounds like quality of life will be low. I’ll take insulin every day and with every meal.
The weird part is my previous surgeon said nothing about this. Jus a normal Whipple. Then he tells me he’s passing me off and moving to Canada. I’m at the Mayo in Rochester which is supposed to be the best. I’m not sure what to do. If I have the surgery it can always come back and I’ll never be about to have chemo again. If I don’t have the surgery it’ll show up somewhere and I’ll have to have chemo and radiation again. I’ve already had 12 rounds of chemo and am currently on week two of three of radiation.