Pancreatic cancer reoccurrence

Posted by sadiegrace @sadiegrace, Apr 29 8:06pm

Hi, my name is Trish, I had pancreatic cancer 7 years ago. This reoccurrence was a surprise since I had a CT on March 9th, with no sign of anything to a .5mm stricture of small intestine caused by a mass that is malignant. Just had a stent put in to on Monday to open the intestine and I am feeling much better. Will see my oncologist on May 6th, and maybe find out what stage it is. Because I haven’t eaten very well for the past few weeks and have lost almost 20 lbs, it’s left me feeling weak and tired.

Will be keeping you in our prayers, please let us know how you’re doing.

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You will be in our prayers. I'm 9 1/2 years out from original diagnosis and whipple, had a reoccurrence in 2015 and a possible reoccurrence in 2018 (had 2 failed biopsys) so was radiated just to be safe. At this point I'm cancer free, there is hope.

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You are in our prayers.
Husband is six years out from stage four pancreatic cancer. No Whipple or surgery. Questions are:
Can your reoccurrence be treated by ablation?
Have you been regularly checked by your levels of biomarkers? And periodic CT scans?
And have you been careful with your lifestyle changes? Plant based diet, no processed sugar, and regular exercise and stress reduction with meditation or prayer ?
Smoothies made with all natural ingredients, a recipe given by integrative Dr at Mayo was extremely helpful than the horrible nutrient drink ENSURE.
An appointment with your palliative Dr would possibly be very helpful. He may become your best friend in choosing meds that may improve your appetite and your possible pain. Even alternative methods.
Also visiting your favorite dietician would be invaluable in improving your weight loss and helping with your choice of foods or how they may be appealing or appetizing.
Pancreatic cancer is such a frightening disease. The more you enlist people to become your A-team to help you, in your journey, they will prove to empower you to do your best to beat this disease. Especially in times when you have fallen down. You are not alone.
I hope this is helpful.

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@dotmoto

You are in our prayers.
Husband is six years out from stage four pancreatic cancer. No Whipple or surgery. Questions are:
Can your reoccurrence be treated by ablation?
Have you been regularly checked by your levels of biomarkers? And periodic CT scans?
And have you been careful with your lifestyle changes? Plant based diet, no processed sugar, and regular exercise and stress reduction with meditation or prayer ?
Smoothies made with all natural ingredients, a recipe given by integrative Dr at Mayo was extremely helpful than the horrible nutrient drink ENSURE.
An appointment with your palliative Dr would possibly be very helpful. He may become your best friend in choosing meds that may improve your appetite and your possible pain. Even alternative methods.
Also visiting your favorite dietician would be invaluable in improving your weight loss and helping with your choice of foods or how they may be appealing or appetizing.
Pancreatic cancer is such a frightening disease. The more you enlist people to become your A-team to help you, in your journey, they will prove to empower you to do your best to beat this disease. Especially in times when you have fallen down. You are not alone.
I hope this is helpful.

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Could you share recipe for smooth. My husband is getting tired of ensure.

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Protein Shake Recipe

2 raw eggs (use pasteurized in Shell (Sprouts) or homogenized eggs in carton)
1/2 C Fairfield 2% lactose free milk
1/2 C Lactaid 2% lactose free milk
1to 1/2 C rinsed canned bottled peaches
I used Costco ( you can use 2.5 T sugar instead in place of)
1/4 to 1/2 t of vanilla powder ( I used Nielsen Massey Madagascar pure vanilla powder from Amazon) Powder vanilla was highly recommended
or 1/4-1/2 C vanilla or favorite flavor yogurt
1 T half and half
1/2 C crushed ice
Optional: Vitamin D drops can be added

Blend in blender till smooth and put in two containers one to drink immediately and ( I used hydroflask) one to keep cold till mid afternoon.
The recipe can be modified to be used as what ingredients are available or desired.
Plant based milk can be substituted easily. Patient loved the taste of the freshness and taste of the peaches like a Orange Julius except this is like Peach Julius
Makes drink 465 calories

This recipe from a patient, Joy, that had obstruction of the esophagus and in chronic pain and was suffering from failure to thrive. She could drink this drink daily and thrive. And this encouraged her to eat other foods. She gave us hope.

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@dotmoto

You are in our prayers.
Husband is six years out from stage four pancreatic cancer. No Whipple or surgery. Questions are:
Can your reoccurrence be treated by ablation?
Have you been regularly checked by your levels of biomarkers? And periodic CT scans?
And have you been careful with your lifestyle changes? Plant based diet, no processed sugar, and regular exercise and stress reduction with meditation or prayer ?
Smoothies made with all natural ingredients, a recipe given by integrative Dr at Mayo was extremely helpful than the horrible nutrient drink ENSURE.
An appointment with your palliative Dr would possibly be very helpful. He may become your best friend in choosing meds that may improve your appetite and your possible pain. Even alternative methods.
Also visiting your favorite dietician would be invaluable in improving your weight loss and helping with your choice of foods or how they may be appealing or appetizing.
Pancreatic cancer is such a frightening disease. The more you enlist people to become your A-team to help you, in your journey, they will prove to empower you to do your best to beat this disease. Especially in times when you have fallen down. You are not alone.
I hope this is helpful.

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Such great tips @dotmoto. You and @wrolsen give hope.

@sadiegrace, I'll be thinking of you as you prepare for your appointment tomorrow and hope you'll share what you learn so we can journey with you.

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