Ballerina UPDATED 3/5/16

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Sat Mar 19, 2016 9:15 pm

Ballerina wrote:Been home 3-1/2 weeks. Making progress albeit slowly. Lost 35 lbs. through this 75 day nightmare (Hospital 60 days; Rehab 15). I'm but a shadow of my former self. I still have pain, but I have to stay away from narcotics - I do not deal well with them. I stay fairy comfortable with Tramadol. A Physical Therapist comes in twice a week, and that's helping a lot.

Saratoga is dicey. I can not walk without the assistance of someone/something. It hurts my heart to think about it.

The photos and stories about the DAN boys brought a broad smile to my face. I always thought Wise Dan to be a big horse, but in some of those shots, he's dwarfed by his brother.

I'm grateful to all the doctors, nurses, technicians who cared for me, and I', especially grateful for al the concern and good wishes sent by members of TBC and my FB page. It helps A LOT. Thank you all so much.
It's wonderful to hear from you, Bal!!! Hang in there, things will improve with time, it's just a very slow process, especially in the beginning.
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Sun Mar 20, 2016 9:46 am

Great to have you back here. You have been missed! Keep Saratoga as a goal.
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Sun Mar 20, 2016 2:01 pm

Hope you continue to make progress, Bal. With the weather improving, I'm sure you will heal faster. Keep us posted!
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Sun Mar 20, 2016 2:19 pm

Welcome home Bal!
Everyone come home sound.....
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Mon Mar 21, 2016 10:59 am

I am happy you are on the mend. God bless and watch over you.

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Mon Mar 21, 2016 2:52 pm

I'm glad you're home. I hope the rest of your recovery goes well, and I'm keeping my fingers crossed that you'll be able to go to Saratoga. I always enjoys your posts and photos from there.
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Wed Mar 23, 2016 4:48 pm

Wow, what an ordeal! So glad you're home and getting back to some kind of normal! Hope to see you more here as you're ready!
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Wed Mar 23, 2016 9:44 pm

Ballerina wrote:Been home 3-1/2 weeks. Making progress albeit slowly. Lost 35 lbs. through this 75 day nightmare (Hospital 60 days; Rehab 15). I'm but a shadow of my former self. I still have pain, but I have to stay away from narcotics - I do not deal well with them. I stay fairy comfortable with Tramadol. A Physical Therapist comes in twice a week, and that's helping a lot.

Saratoga is dicey. I can not walk without the assistance of someone/something. It hurts my heart to think about it.

The photos and stories about the DAN boys brought a broad smile to my face. I always thought Wise Dan to be a big horse, but in some of those shots, he's dwarfed by his brother.

I'm grateful to all the doctors, nurses, technicians who cared for me, and I', especially grateful for al the concern and good wishes sent by members of TBC and my FB page. It helps A LOT. Thank you all so much.
I'm so glad to hear you are on the mend Bal! You have a long time before Saratoga, worry now about getting stronger every day. I have faith you'll make it there. Prayers and positive healing thoughts for a speedy recovery!!
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Fri Mar 25, 2016 9:54 pm

Wow, you've really been through the wringer, Bal. Sending prayers and best wishes for a continued, steady recovery.
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Tue Mar 29, 2016 10:28 am

VERY happy you are doing better. Keep it up.
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Sat Apr 16, 2016 10:43 pm

Been thinking of you and praying you are doing well Bal.
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Ballerina
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Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:25 pm

Two years ago today I had that horrendous Whipple operation. It's been quite a journey to get back to a semblance of normalcy, but I believe I've reached that goal. It's not as good as it once was, but it's good. I'm so blessed to be a survivor of pancreatic cancer.
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Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:59 pm

Ballerina wrote: I'm so blessed to be a survivor of pancreatic cancer.
I have no stats, but it doesn't seem like there's a whole lot of those around, big congrats!
Be well.
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Ballerina
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Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:27 pm

stark wrote:
Ballerina wrote: I'm so blessed to be a survivor of pancreatic cancer.
I have no stats, but it doesn't seem like there's a whole lot of those around, big congrats!
Be well.
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Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:13 am

Ballerina wrote:Two years ago today I had that horrendous Whipple operation. It's been quite a journey to get back to a semblance of normalcy, but I believe I've reached that goal. It's not as good as it once was, but it's good. I'm so blessed to be a survivor of pancreatic cancer.
Congrats! You certainly beat some odds.

Everything I know about the Whipple operation I learned from that Grey's Anatomy season 1 episode.
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Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:56 am

starrydreamer wrote: Everything I know about the Whipple operation I learned from that Grey's Anatomy season 1 episode.
http://www.wetpaint.com/greys-anatomy-d ... on-642060/
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Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:40 pm

Ballerina wrote:
starrydreamer wrote: Everything I know about the Whipple operation I learned from that Grey's Anatomy season 1 episode.
http://www.wetpaint.com/greys-anatomy-d ... on-642060/
I forgot about this! I was thinking of this episode, where Cristina Yang wanted to do a Whipple procedure on Ellis Grey's former scrub nurse: http://greysanatomy.wikia.com/wiki/Elizabeth_Fallon
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