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Caregiver Story: Diana Igou

My husband, an oncology certified nurse who then became an ICU nurse, was diagnosed with unresectable pancreatic cancer at age 51, in September of 2010.  He turned 52 a couple weeks after his diagnosis.  I am a CCU nurse.  So we both have a good background of medicine.  He has been on disability since his diagnosis, so I had to stay working full time, as we depend on my paycheck and the medical insurance provided by my employer.  We have three children, now ages of 12, 17, and 20.

My husband has an amazing oncologist!  He has undergone both radiation treatments and five different regimens of chemotherapy and is still receiving chemotherapy.  We've had many tears, hopes, faith, and unending prayers; I feel very blessed to still have him with me here, now!  He is on an oral targeted therapy every day and receives chemotherapy every three weeks.  We pray and manage as best we can.  With longevity comes anxiety!  We pray for many more years!

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