On Monday, December 28, 2015, Al and I spent much of the day at Willowbrook Methodist Hospital ER checking on a very acute abdominal pain that he had been dealing with off and on over the weekend. The medical workup indicated an "ill-defined mass in the pancreas". And so our journey began. Welcome to our CaringBridge site. We've created it to keep friends and family updated. We appreciate your support, words of hope and encouragement during this time when it matters most.