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9/9/2016 Latest post:
Welcome to Barbara's CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep our family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your prayers, support, and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting.
September 9, 2016 On August 29th, Barbara went to the ER with abdominal pain that she had been experiencing and treating for about a month. After a CT scan and multiple other tests, the initial diagnosis was cancer. The CT scan showed a mass on her pancreas and 2 masses on her liver. We quickly found an oncologist and began the process. After more blood work, an extensive appointment, and a procedure to drain over 4 liters of fluid from her abdomen, the initial diagnosis was confirmed. She has stage 4 pancreatic cancer that has metastasized to her liver. Barbara will have a port placed soon and will begin chemotherapy treatment next week. She is maintaining a positive outlook, and trusting that God is always in control. Prayers are appreciated!