There is such a lot of negative publicity about pancreatic cancer. Just wanted anyone out there who has been diagnosed with this cancer in time to have surgery of my experience. People call the op the dreaded Whipple Procedure and there can be many difficult side effects afterwards. However, i found the whole procedure quite manageable and within six weeks of surgery was swimming in the sea at Mudeford. I have had six cycles of chemo and, apart from feeling very sick a few days each week, managed to keep my life going with outings and trips away. Now over three months since I finished chemo and feel as though last year never really happened as life is back to normal. Do have the worry of the three monthly blood test but learning to cope with that. So if you're facing this treatment, do know there is light on the other side!