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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • June 27, 2007
  • 09:29 AM

I've been having pain especially when I bent over and it felt like something was spilking over and causing me burning pain which reached into my back fro about 11 o'clock down from my belly button, My skin turned yellow and I went to the emergency room and they first put this tube down my throat and found some lesions,some large and then in the adullar in the bile duct where it meets from the liver, pancreas and gall bladder that goes into my stomach, they found a tumor which was blocking the enzmes and bile from entering my system and overflowing into my digestive area and eventually it reached into my blood and was comming out of my pores and causing itching and my skin to turn really yellow. Then I was turned over to the surgeon, who did a "whipple proceedure" to remove the tumor, taking part of my pancreas along with removing my bladder and the whole bile duct and making a whole new plumbing with a stint and small intestine skin. The next day the radiation and the chemo doctor were there, wanting to start radiation and chem right away, even though my surgeon said they got the whole tumor out, and there was no evidence of it in my pancreas or stomach or liver. The radiation and chemo doctor said that there might be some cancerous cells hiding in my fat cells etc. They said that with this procedure I has a 10'15% of the cancer not returning. I was not going to have anything done without more consultation and second opinions and further research. I found out that in Europe that they stopped this procedure and no longer does this. I do not want to weaken my body any further and feel that I must heal and get my body in good shape before I would consider this. This did not make them happy. I feel good diet and THE LORD will take care of the rest. I looked up Whipple disease and it says that it is rare and that the majority are farmers. I am not a farmer, but live where there are cattle farms around and cattle used to use my land. Whipple disease can be caused by the soil and water from farms. I don't know if my surgeon checked for this, as the test is a biopsy of the small intestine, which he used to form the new plumbing down there. I am very confused and need to know if there is anyone out there who went through this procedure and if they had to go through radiation and chemo, or if they had to go on antibiotics as it says in the articles I have read about this disease. The tumor was cancerous, however, the surgeon does not know what caused it; and I am wondering if Whipples disease could have been the culprit. Any help or info would be appreciated.

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