Joni Parman Joni and Tim 2017

First post: 8/30/2017 Latest post: 9/21/2017
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Tim and I have created this site to keep you up to date with my treatment for pancreatic cancer.  We will post updates as frequently as we can.  Welcome . 
 

The Back Story

 

 

After months of back pain and trying mainstream and alternative treatments my pain increased to the point that I went to the ER in June and they found pancreatic cancer.  Unfortunately it took several weeks to get all the diagnostic work completed, appointments scheduled and a relationship established with an oncologist before I could start chemo.My primary has been a heroine at every glitch in this process. She stepped up many times when I felt I was at a dead end trying to arrange care. Chemo began in late July at Rust Presbyterian with the expectation that after 8 treatments and radiation I would be eligible for surgery. I did not tolerate the treatments well. After the second treatment I was receiving hydration every other day.  Even with hydration, I was unable to eat or drink very much.  This culminated in an admission to the hospital August 17 with severe dehydration and atrial fibrillation. I was released the next day a very weak puppy.  

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