Feb 10, 2009 - 10:20 pm
I emailed Peggy and got a couple of fast replies from her. I know you are all concerned, so I wanted to get you an update. My heart just breaks for her, as in her very short emails, she says 'No energy.'; 'Grim'.
Her husband is in incredible excrutiating pain that even the oxycodene every 2 hours isn't touching. He is out of the hospital and home with her now, and they are driving to Rochester, NY to the Mayo Clinic this Sunday, staying overnight and then have an appointment there Monday. Peggy says that they are looking at pancreatic cancer or an immune disease where your own pancreatic juices makes it eat itself. Her husband had another day of tests last Monday which Peggy described as a 'brutal day'.
I know nothing about pancreatic pain, but I found a URL that describes it that may help you understand what Peggy is going through as the caregiver and spouse:
I know you will put Peggy and her husband in your prayers.