Thanks Mary. You have some good suggestions here, and it’s good to hear your experience of ca 19 rising from benign issues.
The two-stage pancreas removal was because of complications. They removed the head during the whipple but then had to go back to remove the whole thing because of leakage post-op. And she didn’t even go in for a whipple! The plan was for a liver resection, but it had spread to the far end of the duct as well. So, yes, a traumatic surgery all around and I’m grateful she’s finally getting past it (and grateful she was in a position to have the surgery in the first place! I know how many aren’t).
Thanks Mary. Yes, when I said she was setting up 6 month scans, I meant that we are now at 6 months. I assume we’ll be doing 3 month scans for the follow-up, but if not I will push to do so. She goes in on Tuesday for a scan (two different scans actually–I’m not sure the difference) and bloodwork and hopefully take out her final surgical drain. Fingers crossed that all looks good! I’ll let you know. Thanks! Glenn
Thanks for the responses Pat and Mary. We’re setting up 6 month scans/bloodwork and will see what they show. Everything I see in her pathology suggests she is a strong candidate for adjuvant therapy, so I will push the surgeon a bit even though it would be 6 months. Cheers, G