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I seen there was another post along these lines, but was first posted in 2012.
My Mom has been suffering since the end of August with what she thought was mainly back pain. She went to ER twice since then. The first time they found a compression fracture at T-12. After waiting weeks to get into her pain clinic (she’s been having injections in her lower lumbar for a few years), then waiting another couple weeks to have appointment to have that bone cement surgery (outpatient). And after all that she continued to get worse.
She kept telling her Dr’s the pain at times radiates to the front, maybe there is an underlying problem going on, but was told it’s her back.
The first week of November I took her to ER, she had more pain in front than in her back, and started vomiting. She was afraid maybe she was having a heart attack, but she actually had/has acute pancreatitis. Her liver count was up too, but she wasn’t jaundiced. And her blood pressure was real high.
They treated her with IV fluids and antibiotics; hospitalized for three nights.
They will remove her gall bladder (has gall stones) after her pancreas cools down a bit. Modifying her diet will be a challenge as she starts to feeling better.
I hope once the gall bladder is removed she won’t have to deal with such back pain. And I’m hoping since she has felt some relief from being treated, that eliminates pancreatic cancer. She goes back to get results from Friday’s blood work on Tuesday.