Topic: Husband's journey
Hello I wanted to say hi to everyone and ask for your help. My husband Donald was diagnosed with cc in 2011 . He qualified for the whipple and all cancer was removed, none found in lymp nodes or surrounding areas. He received 6 months of chemo after surgery.And was doing quite well. In September of 2013 he started having severe digestion problems right after eating he would pass gas so smelly it would linger for hours. In November he was hospitalized for acute pancreatitis.Hospital stay was 4 days. No Drs here in Nevada wanted to proceed doing further testing including his oncologist since he had the whipple, and was instructed to go back to the surgeon in Cali. We finally were given an appt. in March. In the meantime his bilirubin levels are very high, and cancer markers steadily rising. Had a stent placed in common bile duct. Since then he has been very ill. Was hospitalized in March for 2 weeks with cholangitis, peptic ulcer, pseudocyst of pancreas and sepis. Was unable to eat due to all infections. He did well for 6 weeks . Was hospitalized just 4 days ago with symptoms of pancreatitis. Also his stay in hospital was due to abnormal liver enzymes , colitis and superior mesenteric vein thrombosis. Also pre-existing biliary drain was removed and a new 10 French internal/external biliary drainage catheter was placed. Help anyone else have these problems with CC. Thank- you .