Changing place of residency now

Well, I may have pancreatic cancer.

The tests were supposed to be back in last week, which would have given me six months plus a few days = time to move to an estate tax free state in time to avoid estate taxes and also to be with a son. Instead, the results are not in.

Don't worry, I have investigated in detail the consequences of me dying in my state, and the amount of taxes I would pay could be put to much much better use by my children/grandchildren.

Pray I get the results tomorrow.

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Thank you all
by: Anonymous

Thank you all for your sharing and information. It has been very helpful.

I hope you are all hopeful and rested.

Well, the pancreatic cyst was not cancer, and it is now a year later and the cyst has not changed sizes. So I have really good news on that front.

The microscopic lymphatic colitis, which for me also means fecal incontinence, did not have as good of a result. I have had several relapses lasting over a month and requiring the expensive drug to finally get the relapse to end each time. But right now, and for the last 4 weeks I have been successful.

The great thing is that I really don't take health for granted. I never did, but now even more so. To help control the incontinence, I now drink only one fourth cup of coffee per day. Based on food sensitivity test, I haven't had eggs, wheat, or milk for 6 months. That way beats the incontinence, so if it, incombination with the meds, helps, I am grateful.

Yea on everyone getting affairs in order (affairs in the broadest sense).

Thank you all for the websites.

Best to all.

update on changing place of residency
by: Anonymous

Here I am with a very late update. I had 5 biopsies. The results showed a pancreatic cyst and microscopic lymphatic colitus. So I have been on budesinide (corticosteroid) for 4.5 months. I have been off of it for a month now. it is successful about 30to 50 percent of the time, so I may relapses.

The medicine is 1200/prescription dollars, even with silverscript best level of prescription insurance. Silverscript and aetna are the same, by the way. I am scheduled to go back for a pancreatic scan again in a year because of the cyst.

I still need to find a place to live in Florida, so if you have a 2 bedroom 2 bath 1 story house not too far from fort lauderdale, folks, let me know.

Hang in there everybody. I agree, enjoy today as much as you possibly can. Also, I just volunteered to be a red cross volunteer, and am hoping that comes through.

Keep writing, and thank you all.

Poster here
by: Anonymous

Thank you each of you. I was on the plane to a better tax state when the doctor called before takeoff.

He found a cyst he wants to biopsy/aspirate to see if it contains pancreatic cancer cells. While I wait he gave me dicyclomine pills to aid my gastro problems.

After talking to the doctor, during the roll to takeoff, the plane broke because of the brakes overheating in 115 degree weather. That took a while to fix. So the planes did not make their connection in Houston and I had to spend the night.

By the time I got to Florida, it was too late to get 2021 residency. So I flew back home without accomplishing anything. Then my son in Florida lost his job.

Anyway the endoscopy (upper) with biopsy of the cyst and colonoscopy are are scheduled for Aug. 3.

Thank you each and God bless.

Other terminal illnesses
by: Randi in New York City

Cancer isn't the only one. I was diagnosed last year with Rheumatoid Arthritis, and I'm 64. This year I was diagnosed with scoliosis and (worse) kyphosis.

Never a day goes by without my being afraid of the drugs I'm on. The possible side effects are well documented; among them are lymphoma, deadly infections, et al. The choice? Not to take them, but then what?

So I'm finally getting my affairs in order. Facing that is almost the worst.

Prayers for everyone.

Pancreatic Cancer—Me too
by: Leaking Ink/MA

July 4, 2021

I hope you get your diagnosis soon, so you can get the specific help you need for the type of Pancreatic Cancer you may have.

I also have Pancreatic Cancer. On October 6, I am scheduled to have a Distal Pancreatectomy with Splenectomy and removal of some lymph nodes also. I may also have to have my Gallbladder removed at the same time, but that final decision won’t be made until the actual surgery is being done.

I also made sure all of my Estate Planning was in place. It is prudent to do so. Though I don’t know anything about your religious background, in my experience and opinion, it is more important to take care of your spiritual life and come to know and receive Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Saviour.

Should your diagnosis come back as definite Pancreatic Cancer, may I suggest a booklet that was sent to me that I found helpful in understanding my diagnosis and the various surgeries performed for each particular type. It is put out by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Foundation. It is NCCN Guidelines for Patients 2021 Pancreatic Cancer. Website:

All Pancreatic patients must eat a very low-fat diet, with only about 25 grams or less of fat daily. Some people might be able to get away with a little bit more than that. Getting rid of sugar and processed foods will also help. Enzymes/Antioxidants/Gallbladder Formula taken with each meal is another helpful advice given for helping to reduce your inflammation levels and digestive problems. Even if you don’t end up having actual Pancreatic Cancer, these food changes will help whatever your current Pancreas problem is.

Joining websites like the National Pancreatic Foundation (Team Inspire) and are suggestions for patient support and further information.

Hang in there. There’s life after diagnosis. Best wishes…

Thinking of you
by: Sharon in Toronto

Really hope you get good news. Please post to let us know.

Don't give up hope
by: Elizabeth/Spokane

Hi. I was feeling the urge to send you to a website called, The Truth About Cancer hosted by Charlene and Ty Bollinger. They have been censored because they have been called anti-vaxxers, but their information about how to survive cancer is so worth reading. If you cannot find them, try

Cancer and Taxes
by: Jeanne Savelle/Atlanta

Know that you don't know the future. Concentrate on the present.
Sending healing love your way.

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