Thank you both Peter and Joyce for the helpful information.

I am reading everyones story and gathering as much info as I can.  I will have a better idea of how my mother is doing when I visit her in a week.  She tells me she is feeling good, but has lost 4 pounds in the last 2 weeks.  Is this normal when you start chemo (Gemzar) Does anyone have any diet suggestions?   

Thank you again

Hello all, I am so thankful I came upon this site!  I have many questions.  My mother was diagnosed with cc  at the end of Sept.  She was at John Hopkins where she was to under go whipple surgery.  Unfortunately when they opend her up the doctors discovered the cancer had spread into her pancreas, liver and other parts.  There was nothing they could do.  She is now in Florida receiving her first round of chemo treatment.  The oncologist gave her 3 to 9 months. Im personally not ready for that, I give her longer, my mother is strong and a fighter.  She is 75 and was very healthy before this.  She could put me to shame with her energy.  Is receiveing chemo a good choice?  She was feeling fine before they started and now she has no energy and feels ill.  Can anyone give me an honest answer on what to expect.  I understand everyones case is a little different, but  I am not sure what to expect in the last few months of her life.  I live in Michigian and need to know the questions to ask when I meet with her doctor during Thanksgiving.  My prayers go out to each and everyone of you.  We must stand strong, have faith, love eachother and live life to the fullest!  Thank you in advance for you time and input.