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May 7, 2019
I hadn’t been feeling well for a couple months and was losing weight. One of the nurses I work with, Lisa, strongly (emphasis on the word “strongly”) suggested I get in to see the doctor. Even though I had an appointment scheduled for the following week already, I contacted my doctor’s office and they moved up the appointment. I had lab work done the next morning and got a call from my doctor’s office saying the were highly abnormal. The next day I met with my provider and she ordered an emergent CT scan. An hour and a half later, Laura (my provider) called and told me that the CT scan showed a mass on my pancreas. Needless to say, this was quite a shock!
And so the long journey begins....
The next day, May 2nd, I had an appointment with a surgeon, who basically confirmed my worst fears. It is pancreatic cancer. The good news was that it has not gone into my liver. He scheduled an endoscopy ultrasound with fine needle aspiration, in short, a biopsy. This was done on May 7th. The surgeon also said he wanted me to undergo chemotherapy and radiation in hopes of shrinking the tumor so he could do surgery. This is scheduled for May 8th.
So, for now, I am waiting to get the results of the biopsy.