All Clear - Closing in on Three Years Post-Diagnosis

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All Clear - Closing in on Three Years Post-Diagnosis

by andrea74 on Thu Sep 17, 2020 09:40 AM

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Hello, 

When my father was first diagnosed, I visited this board to ask questions and get support. He was diagnosed in December of 2017. He was fortunate that the tumor blocked his bile duct so his jaundice and pain led to an earlier diagnosis than some. He had robotic surgery for his Whipple at Florida Hospital Tampa under the care of Dr. Sharona Ross. Dr. Ross is very direct and is not a softie. But she is a great surgeon. My dad is a heavier guy, so the surgery was longer, but he came out of it great.

The surgery and healing were tough. Then he did almost six months of chemo which was rougher. But I am happy to share that he is closing in on three years since he was diagnosed, and he is still doing well. The most recent scans and blood work were clear, and the scans will be yearly now. 

I was so scared when he was diagnosed, especially since so many of the timelines said six months to a year. He had to fight hard through the treatment, but my dad is still here and doing well. I wanted share our experience, so hopefully others won't feel like all hope is lost! Stay strong!  

RE: All Clear - Closing in on Three Years Post-Diagnosis

by Treasure on Thu Sep 17, 2020 08:14 PM

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Awsum news ! And yes, there is hope ! Blessings as your dad continued on his journey! For me it will be 9 years in December and altho I had the best of medical care, i also got God  involved in my journey and today theres  no evidence I ever had stage 4 pancreatic cancer! Life is great and God is still a miracle working God today! 

RE: All Clear - Closing in on Three Years Post-Diagnosis

by andrea74 on Thu Sep 17, 2020 08:25 PM

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This board doesn't have a heart or like I think, but I am so glad for you! Hope is sometimes all you have in these tough situations, and miracles do happen. <3

RE: All Clear - Closing in on Three Years Post-Diagnosis

by bushy on Sun Sep 20, 2020 05:49 AM

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Great news ,yes miracles can happen
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