The Monday following Thanksgiving, 2009 my husband was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer. The first part of December we entered the hospital for the second time, and he underwent a Whipple Surgery. The good news (if it can be considered good news), is that they were able to remove the tumor. The bad news is that it had reached a lymph node. He started chemo today, and I'm a little worried.
He weighed 170 when all this started and when we left the hospital after surgery he was 143. Today he weighs 147. He's having a tremendous problem maintaining his blood sugar - it swings from high to low - with little time in between. I'm afraid that the chemo will affect his appetite, which will cause more problems with the sugar as well as cause weight loss. I'm not even sure if the problems that hes having with the sugar are normal or not - come to think of it - i'm not sure I know what normal means anymore!
I'm so frustrated! Its on;y been one year and 3 months since we had surgery for prostate cancer, this seems so unfair!