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Welcome to Josh's CaringBridge website. This is where we'll post the latest info about his diagnosis of primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) and cholangiocarcinoma. Josh is 38 years old, married to Jenny, and lives in Georgia.



In May 2010, Josh was diagnosed with Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis. PSC is a disease of the bile ducts. It can lead to liver damage and, eventually, liver failure. The doctor said Josh has a "severe case of PSC" and that he's probably had it for years.

PSC is not caused by alcohol. In fact, Josh has hardly touched alcohol his entire life. Doctors don't know what causes PSC, but they speculate that it is an autoimmune disease.

On July 6, 2010, one day after his 35th birthday, Josh was also diagnosed with cholangiocarcinoma, or bile duct cancer. This is a rare cancer (2 out of 100,000 people), but people with PSC have a 10 to 15% lifetime risk of developing the cancer.

He will be undergoing treatment at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, FL. Liver transplant is the only known cure for both PSC and bile duct cancer.

UPDATE: Josh received a new liver on Feb. 24, 2011. The pathology report showed that all of the cancer was removed successfully!

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Michael Honeycutt signed Josh's Guestbook.

So happy on the on the great check-up but not so on the knee fractures. I am hoping that heals quickly. Love y'all. Michael & Sue   Read more

Jenny Honeycutt posted a new journal entry.

Can't believe it's been almost a year since I updated this blog. I'm not sure if anyone even still visits, but just in case, I thought I'd post a quick update. We just ... Read more

Jenny Honeycutt posted a new journal entry.

Just got back from a quick trip to Jacksonville for Josh's 4-month cancer screening. He had lab work, a bone injection and scan, a CT scan, and a chest x-ray and ... Read more

Jenny Honeycutt posted a new journal entry.

We found out today that Josh has CMV colitis. CMV is cytomegalovirus, a virus related to the virus that causes chickenpox. Most people are exposed at some point in their ... Read more

Jenny Honeycutt posted a new journal entry.

Yesterday we met with a hepatologist and an oncologist to get the results of Josh's testing. All of the test results were great--no signs of cancer anywhere and liver ... Read more

Jenny Honeycutt posted a new journal entry.

I don't have much to report but thought I'd post a quick update. Josh had a few tests today and a meeting with an infectious disease doctor. We don't have the results from ... Read more

Jenny Honeycutt posted a new journal entry.

We arrived in Jacksonville yesterday for Josh's 4-month checkup at Mayo Clinic. Today has been a long day (up since 5:45 am), but the results so far have been great. His ... Read more

Jenny Honeycutt posted a new journal entry.

Happy Easter! Two months ago today, Josh received the gift of life. He's doing great and continues to feel a little better each day. We return to Jacksonville June 26 ... Read more

Jenny Honeycutt posted a new journal entry.

Just wanted to let everyone know that April is National Donate Life Month. If you aren't registered to be an organ donor, please consider registering. Visit ... Read more

Jenny Honeycutt posted a new journal entry.

We are home! We drove back home yesterday with the help of my mom, dad, and brother. It's amazing how much you forget about your own house when you're gone for 8 months. ... Read more

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